A millwright course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to work as a millwright. As a millwright, you will mostly work with heavy machinery and equipment, and you will use your skills to do installations and repairs.
Why should I study a millwright course?
Studying a millwright course will help you gain the knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering that you need to secure an apprenticeship or entry-level job as a millwright. It will also give you the theoretical foundation that you need to further your studies in mechanical engineering, whether you want to specialise as a millwright, or whether you want to focus on another area, such as fitting and turning or motor mechanics.
Where can I study?
You can study your millwright course at Oxbridge Academy. Oxbridge Academy is a distance learning college that allows you to complete your millwright course from home, without having to attend any formal classes. This allows you the opportunity to work (and gain experience) while you study.
The millwright courses you can choose from include the following:
- National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Engineering Drawing) (SAQA ID 67109)
- National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Engineering Drawing) (SAQA ID 67375)
- National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Engineering Drawing) (SAQA ID 67491)
- National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Industrial Engineering) (SAQA ID 67109)
- National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Industrial Engineering) (SAQA ID 67375)
- National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Industrial Engineering) (SAQA ID 67491)
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What exactly does a millwright do?
The work of a millwright involves a combination of the skills and activities required by the other mechanical trades. As a millwright, you will usually be responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing various types of machinery, ranging from power generators to assembly line machinery. You may be also be responsible for lifting and positioning machinery, which means that you need to know the limits of the ropes, cables, and cranes being used to move the machinery.
During the course of your work as a millwright, you will often be required to work closely with other technicians and engineers, including fitters and turners, motor mechanics, and mechanical engineers. This means that you need to have good communication and teamwork skills.
What are the working conditions like?
This depends on where you work. For example, a millwright who works for a manufacturer would usually work in a factory environment, wearing protective clothing to prevent injury, whereas a millwright working on a construction site would usually work outdoors, being exposed to all kinds of weather conditions.
All millwrights, however, are generally required to:
- work in accordance with strict safety regulations
- do physical work with their hands
They may also be required to work in confined spaces, and may be required to work shifts. If you feel that you have what it takes to be successful in this industry, and you would like to find out more about studying a Millwright Course at Oxbridge Academy, fill in the form on this page, and a Student Advisor will contact you shortly.