WHAT IS WOOD MACHINING?
Wood Machinists are employed by a range of business sectors to cut, shape and prepare materials providing component parts for their product range. These can include Doors, Windows, Furniture, Kitchens, Garden Furniture, Sheds, Fencing, Skirtings, etc. Experienced Wood Machinists can make decisions such as the type of material needed to make components / products, the ability to follow technical drawings, skills to work out amount of materials needed and ensuring efficient cutting tools are selected and used.
Work based learning will provide hands on experience and help to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to meet your employer business needs, without the need to attend college
WHAT TRAINING WILL I RECEIVE?
You will learn how to set-up and use classical machinery for Sawing, Planing & Moulding components.
There is also the opportunity to learn about technology, including use of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines which are programmed with CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacture) software.
Throughout the programme, you will also:
- Study drawings, work orders or samples to determine specifications
- Select and fit tooling to machinery to perform the desired functions
- Attach guides, fixtures or jigs to machines so that operations are performed safely
- Adjust stops, guides, feed rollers for easy and safe machining
- Select the direction and speed of rotation of machinery to produce smooth finishes
- Select and understand timber and panel products
- Feed materials machines to produce
- Maintain a clean and safe work environment
- ALL DELIVERED IN YOUR WORKPLACE
- Training from fully qualified Didac staff
- Ensure you are working to current legal and good practice requirements
- Improved Health & Safety and productivity
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I ACHIEVE?
As part of your Apprenticeship, you will achieve a number of recognised qualifications:
- NVQ in Machine Woodworking (demonstrating your practical skills)
- Technical Certificate in Machine Woodworking (demonstrating your knowledge and understanding)
- Functional Skills (where appropriate)
- 1 to 2 years to Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2). Additional 1 year to Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
- National Delivery within the workplace
Progression can include the following:
- CAD / Designer
- Quality Control
- Production Manager / Supervisor
- FREE for 16-18 year olds
- 19 + employer contribution POA
- Employers who pay Constructions Skills maybe eligible for additional grants
NOTE - a travel charge maybe applicable with extreme delivery locations