Hey this is my first post on here. I'm trying to get into the CNC side of machining. I just completed 2 years at college doing, NVQ with welding (MIG and TIG), manual machining on lathes and milling machines and a BTEC certificate which contains theory subjects related to mechanical engineering.(fluid mechanics, mechanical principles that kind of thing)
My initial goal was to go to university and obtain a degree but I had a opportunity to do the practical courses along with the theory so I did both.
I got distinction in my theory but my heart is in the machining and I want to go that route.
I have been looking for jobs and there are so many CNC milling and turning jobs around here it's sickening. They however all want lots of experience. Having only the manual experience I'm finding it hard obviously.
Ideally if I can find a company willing to take someone highly motivated on with manual experience and train them it would be perfect. I however know I might struggle finding this kind of opportunity. I just need to get my foot in the door you know.
I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get training and experience. There is no lack in motivation or dedication here. Any advice or contacts anyone has would be much appreciated. I have seen this book has been recommended in other threads so I'm going to get that to start with: CNC Programming Techniques by Peter Smid.
Thank you for your time.