You will receive training in practical skills and the safe operation of both machine and hand tools. You will learn how to produce components in a mechanical engineering environment, using a variety of materials, hand tools, machine tools, equipment and machinery, including Lathes and Milling machines. Training could also include the production of mechanical drawings using computer aided design (CAD). At level 3 you have the opportunity to develop your skills further in machining including such pathways as ‘CNC’ (Computer Numerically Controlled) machining or tool-making. You will continue to develop your skills with your employer until you become a fully skilled Mechanical Engineer.