Fitter and Turner Apprenticeships - What You Need to Know

Fitter and Turner Apprenticeships - What You Need to Know

Working as a Fitter and Turner you will manufacture, fit and assemble parts and components on a variety of machinery, working with a range of materials such as plastics and metals.

By electing to do a Fitting and Turning apprenticeship you can specialise in several different trades. Depending on your host employer you could find yourself working as a Diesel Mechanic, Fitter Machinist, Maintenance Fitter, Service Fitter, Fitter-Welder, Sewing Machine Mechanic or Bench Fitter.

A Day on the Job as a Fitter and Turner

Duties of a Fitter and Turner include:

  • Marking the shape and dimensions of a part to be machined by studying blueprints and using measuring instruments
  • Erecting machinery and equipment on site
  • Cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • Checking joints and operation of moving parts, and making final adjustments for a perfect fit
  • Assembling and fitting machined parts using drill holes and tap threads if necessary to bolt parts together
  • Cleaning and lubricating assembled articles

Becoming a Fitter and Turner

This trade requires a four-year apprenticeship. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our quality host employers.

In addition to on-the-job training, we will assist you with enrolment through a Registered Training Organisation to complete your certification. You will be fully supported throughout your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS community.

Hear from one of MIGAS's Fitter and Turner Apprentices:    Emma's Story

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Published 26 February 2021