Fife Engineering in Gateshead are looking to recruit CNC machinists to join their busy team. You will learn how to operate tooling, how to understand drawings and how to prepare materials for production. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - 08:00 - 17:00, Tuesday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:45 and Friday 08:00 - 14:15

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The CNC machining apprentice will learn a variety of engineering skills ranging from conventional milling, turning, grinding and cylindrical grinding
  • The apprentice will be taught how to use complex state of the art cnc machines
  • The apprentice will learn how to operate manual and technology, key bases inspection equipment
  • The apprentice will learn how to programme and take ownership of bespoke products

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

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • End point assessment 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time position upon completion of apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

With over 60 years in business, FIFE ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED has built up a reputation of engineering excellence and exceptional customer service. Fife Engineering have gained a vast amount of experience & expertise across all sectors. Fife Engineering has a fully equipped precision engineering department including; - C.N.C, - N.C. and conventional milling, turning, grinding and cylindrical grinding. Utilising one or a combination of these processes, we at Fife Engineering are confident in our ability to produce a component of the highest quality. We are an ISO 9001:2015 accredited company and employ a 100% inspection policy on all manufactured components.







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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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