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Electrical Engineering Technician Apprentice CURTIS MACHINE TOOLS LTD

The Electrical Technician will be required to read and interpret electrical schematics and diagrams in order to pre-assemble electrical back panels for special purpose machinery. Once back panels have been assembled, these are then incorporated into the machinery and wired accordingly.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 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: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Wiring of machinery using schematics and electrical diagrams.
  • Use of electrical testing equipment.
  • Power connection to machinery and general plant maintenance.
  • Start-up and de-bug of machinery including troubleshooting.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with colleagues and customers in a professional manner, identifying and resolving issues.
  • Provide feedback of any problems to the Electrical Lead.
  • Work on their own initiative and in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures and participate fully in the health & safety arrangements of the company.
  • Work in an ethical and professional manner at all times.

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), Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician 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 electrical side of the business or the opportunity of moving into the electrical design 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: 07 Oct 2022