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