Maintenance and Engineering Technician Apprenticeship CROSS MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1938) LIMITED

The Apprentice will spend 4 years training at Cross, supported by Wiltshire College to achieve an industry standard of Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    7:30am – 4pm Monday to Thursday 7:30 – 3pm Friday With a half hour unpaid break every day

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The apprenticeship includes manufacturing processes such as milling, turning and hand fitting/bench skills
  • You will use a range of equipment CNC and manual machines.
  • Maintenance of mechanical devices and equipment, maintenance of electrical equipment and systems. 

The training you will be getting

  • Year 1 – Apprentices will attend college one day per week undertaking foundation training and the basics of both Mechanical and Electrical maintenance. In addition, they will spend 4 days at work working towards level 2 basic machining and handfitting skills
  • Year 2 – Apprentices will attend college for 1 day per week as they undertake year 1 of 2 of a BTEC Level 3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Multiskilled). At work they will move into the appropriate maintenance department to support them building a portfolio of evidence for the NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance.
  • Year 3 – Apprentices undertake year 2 of 2 of the BTEC Level 3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Multiskilled) for 1 day per week at college whilst continuing their NVQ Diploma at work.
  • Year 3.5 – Completion of the NVQ Diploma in Engineering maintenance and preparation for the final End Point Assesment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

May lead to a full-time position upon completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Good Listener


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

- 39 Hours per week. There may be a requirement to work outside of core hours and weekend working, subject to working time directive. - 4-year fixed term contract - Attractive starting wage - Private Family Healthcare (once eligible) - 25 Days Holiday - Good clean & modern factory with canteen and on-site parking - Company Bonus scheme - Christmas bonus and discretionary Company performance summer bonus - Enhanced Stakeholder Pension Scheme, up to 12% contribution from the Company - Cycle to Work Scheme - Life Assurance cover - Unum – help at hand employee assistance program including shopping discounts - Professional body annual membership reimbursement - Opportunities for training and development - Eye consultation and contribution towards new glasses

About the employer

Since the 1920s the Cross Manufacturing Company has specialised in the design and manufacture of heat resisting wrought alloy sealing rings and associated products, combining technology with innovation to achieve world-class quality




Hopton Road


SN10 2EU

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Wiltshire College and University Centre Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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