Composites Materials Manufacturing Apprentice

Craft the Future and Become a Master of Modern Materials! As a Composites Materials Manufacturing Apprentice, you’ll be at the forefront of innovation, learning to build the next generation of lightweight, high-strength structures used in everything from airplanes to wind turbines.

Embrace the Challenge:

  • Master the Art of Composite Creation: Learn to work with a variety of composite materials, from carbon fibre and fiberglass to advanced resins and adhesives.
  • From Blueprint to Build: Translate complex engineering plans into tangible composite parts, using specialized techniques like hand layup, vacuum bagging, and autoclave curing.
  • Become a Precision Craftsperson: Develop a keen eye for detail and a meticulous approach, ensuring every composite component is manufactured to exacting specifications.
  • No Project is the Same: From intricate aerospace parts to large-scale wind turbine blades, each project offers unique learning experiences and the chance to contribute to cutting-edge industries.
  • Team Up for Innovation: Collaborate with experienced composite technicians and engineers, gaining invaluable knowledge and fostering a strong team spirit within a dynamic field.

Why Choose This Path?

Remember, with apprenticeships and traineeships you start earning a wage from day 1! 

  • High Demand, Evolving Field: Skilled composites manufacturing professionals are crucial for various industries seeking lightweight, strong, and durable materials. This exciting field offers diverse career paths and endless opportunities for growth.
  • From Apprentice to Composites Champion: As you gain experience, specialize in areas like wet layup techniques, advanced moulding processes, or quality control procedures, becoming a vital player in the composites manufacturing landscape.
  • The Invisible Force Behind Innovation: Your work contributes to the development of lighter, stronger, and more fuel-efficient vehicles, greener wind energy solutions, and countless other innovations shaping the future.

Become a Composites Champion, a Master of Material Magic, a Champion of Cutting-Edge Technology: Join the ranks of skilled composites manufacturing professionals! Here, precision is your superpower, teamwork is your fuel, and every perfectly crafted composite component is a victory for innovation.

Potential Roles After Completing a Composites Materials Manufacturing Apprenticeship:

  • Composites Technician: Fabricate composite parts using various layup and moulding techniques.
  • Quality Control Inspector: Ensure the quality and integrity of composite parts through rigorous inspection procedures.
  • Tooling Specialist: Design and build moulds and jigs used in the composites manufacturing process.
  • Autoclave Operator: Operate autoclave machines, which apply heat and pressure to cure composite materials.

Specialised Roles (with further training and experience):

  • Composites Manufacturing Engineer: Develop and optimise composites manufacturing processes to ensure efficiency and quality.
  • Advanced Composites Specialist: Work with cutting-edge composite materials like carbon nanotubes and high-performance resins.
  • Aerospace Composites Technician: Specialise in the fabrication of composite parts for the aerospace industry, adhering to strict safety and quality standards.
  • Composites Repair Technician: Repair damaged composite components using specialised techniques and materials.
  • Composites Sales Engineer: Advise clients on the selection and application of composite materials for their specific needs.

Additional Training Opportunities:

  • Industry Certifications: Earn certifications like Certified Composites Technician (CCT) or Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) to validate your expertise and boost your career prospects.
  • Advanced Composites Courses: Deepen your knowledge of specific areas like advanced layup techniques, automated composites manufacturing, or specific industry applications.

How Long?

Approximately 36-48 months for an Apprenticeship, but it very much depends on each individual and how quickly competencies can be completed.

Ready to Forge Your Future in Composites Materials Manufacturing? We’ll provide the workplace, guidance, and support you need to become a composites champion and a builder of the future!

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