Fitter Machinist Apprenticeship

Interested within the metal and engineering industry? Start your career as a full-time Fitter Machinist Apprentice in Thornton
Job ID: 5898 Metal and Engineering - Mechanical Fitter NSW - Thornton Apprentice Positions Available: 1


Are you fascinated about how things are put together or ever wanted how different machines work? Do you find yourself spending time in the shed, pulling things apart to see how they work? If you have a natural eye for detail and are good with your hands, becoming a Fitter Machinist Apprentice could be for you!

Undertaking this four-year apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to become a qualified Fitter Machinist and earn your Certificate III in Engineering (MEM30219).

You will develop the skills in machining to operate a number of metalwork machines including lathes and mills both manual and CNC to shape, slot and bore a wide range of components for a variety of industries all while working in a workshop environment with experienced tradespeople.

Our client is a family-owned company located in Thornton. They specialise in Engineering, Hydraulics and Thermal Arc Spraying and supply quality products and machining services to the local region.


  • No HECS-HELP debt – in fact, most apprenticeships are fully funded by the Government. So, you will leave your 4 years with a qualification, no debt, and ready to earn the big bucks in an industry that is eager for more qualified tradespeople to join their ranks
  • We will actually pay you to learn! How many of your uni mates get paid to study?
  • Your own personal MIGAS mentor who will guide you through your apprenticeship
  • Free uniforms and PPE when you start with MIGAS
  • Potential to be selected for one of MIGAS’s annual MiScholarship awards, resulting in a combination of a cash prize and additional financial support
  • We are a culturally diverse employer and actively advocate for local Indigenous Australians and women in trades
  • Host specific – RDOs, additional training, perks


We are looking for someone who is motivated and reliable, who can work in a fast-paced environment, takes pride in their role and workmanship, and has a willingness to learn and assist others. Being prepared to work overtime when required is needed.

Good communication skills, a sound mechanical aptitude, and a good understanding of maths are highly desirable. 


  • Certificate II in Engineering or experience working with metals an advantage
  • Driver’s licence required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good safety awareness
  • Hardworking attitude and initiative

If you think this could be you – apply online now by submitting your resume and cover letter explaining why you think you would be the ideal Fitter Machinist Apprentice!

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