YOUR TRADE CAREER: FITTING AND TURNING

YOUR TRADE CAREER: FITTING AND TURNING

20 November 2019

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

  • Mark the shape and dimensions of a part to be machined by studying blueprints and using measuring instruments
  • Erect machinery and equipment on site
  • Cut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • Check joints and operation of moving parts; making final adjustments for a perfect fit
  • Assemble and fit machined parts using drill holes and tap threads if necessary for bolting parts together
  • Clean and lubricate assembled articles

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. With MIGAS you will be fully supported throughout your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees community.

Emma is one of our Fitting and Turners here is what she has to say about a MIGAS Apprenticeship.   Emma's Story

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