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Electro-Mechanical Technician Apprentice CURTIS MACHINE TOOLS LTD

The Electro-Mechanical Technician will be required to read and interpret engineering drawings and build special purpose machinery. Basic machine wiring will be required such as cable running, fitting control panels to machines. Apprentices will be required to build precision mechanisms.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,754.68 to £19,266.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 08:30 - 17:00, Friday 08:30 - 16:00. Core hours rules apply so that by working longer hours Monday to Thursday, the employee may only work to 13:00 on Friday.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assemble and finish equipment according to information supplied as scheduled by the Assembly Lead and Production Manager.
  • Assemble precision mechanisms and sub-assemblies.
  • Identify and resolve issues and provide feedback of any problems to the Assembly Lead.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Basic machine wiring such as cable running.
  • Provide feedback of any problems to the Assembly Lead.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures and participate fully in the Health & Safety arrangements.
  • Work in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Travel to customer sites and carry out installation, servicing work if required.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Engineering Technician Level 3 apprenticeship standard.
  • Qualifications include; Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) and Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus 2 days per week for the first year and 1 day per week in the years thereafter.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Due to our continued success and growth within other countries and market sectors, we are looking to proactively expand and develop our business for future growth. The position may lead to the candidate reaching a supervisory level on the assembly production side of the business or the opportunity of moving into the engineering side of the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English, maths and science (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

The work will be primarily based at the site in Ardleigh, Essex, and it is essential that the candidate has the ability to get to and from work on time. There will be instances further down the career path where the apprentice will be expected to work on customers’ sites for periods of time. Work is typically carried out inside.

About the employer

Curtis Machine Tools Ltd (CMT) are a machine tools manufacturer near to Colchester, Essex who are primarily involved with the designing, manufacture, installation and after-market support of bespoke engineered cylindrical grinding machinery. All of the above operations are undertaken currently at their site in Ardleigh which employs around 18 personnel. CMT’s customers are primarily large global organisations and as such, CMT’s sales are largely export related. Market segments that CMT are currently operating in are Automotive, Medical, Tooling and Defence.








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Training provider



Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team

01206 712043

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022