W111019 - Machinist

Hargo Engineering

A brilliant SWL Opportunity for VET Engineering students! This Engineering company, based in Croydon South, manufactures custom parts by using the latest CNC machines from a wide variety of materials. You'll be involved in the creation of parts which may used in aeroplanes, precision surgery or even military use. Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass, Aluminium and Engineering Plastics are the most common materials machined, along with titanium, nickel alloy steels and precious metals. State-of-the-art production equipment comprising Swiss Type CNC Lathes, Twin Spindle Conventional CNC Lathes and CNC Machining Centres are used in order to service industries such as Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Metering, Scientific, Services, Security and Government.

Students will gain valuable experience and industry contacts as part of this SWL opportunity. This employer is also always on the look out for its next apprentice!

Skills You Might Learn

Students will gain valuable experience in the industry and be exposed to specialised tasks such as the making of a range of high-precision parts from a range of metals. Other skills that students will have the chance to build include teamwork, following project designs and developing organisation and time management strategies.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students will follow and observe expert engineers in the use of a range of machines and tools as part of the manufacture of small, precision products. Tasks might include material preparation, job pre-setting, machine programming, machine setting, part packaging and dispatch. Other tasks may include the exposure to the design phase, cleaning and applying safe work practices. A real chance to see cutting edge work being done locally!

Student Requirements

Punctuality is important. See Dress Requirements for further information.

Dress Requirements

Students should wear overalls/work gear and work boots.

Special Transport Requirements

This location is best reached by bus or car.


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Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W111019
Location: Croydon South - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Days can be agreed with employer, who is open to either one-week block placements, or one-day-per-week placements (for a total of five days). Start time to be agreed during the pre-placement meeting.
Added By: Outer Eastern Local Learning & Employment Network


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