We are looking for our next apprentice. Create a career with us as a manual and CNC grinding apprenticeship working on modern equipment within a small family run engineering company.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2024

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 - Thursday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Friday 7.00am - 12.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • Learning how to grind on manual and CNC machines in all aspects of grinding including surface, universal and centreless grinding techniques
  • Using a range of materials to manufacture components for industries including motorsport, aerospace, food and beverage and the energy sector
  • Will be trained to use the most up to date machining equipment and trained using CAD CAM

The training you will be getting

You will complete an advanced level 3 apprenticeship standard. You will attend college one day every week at our Abbey Park Campus. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you have successfully completed this apprenticeships, there is a full time position available with the company. You can progress into HNC or management programmes. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade c or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade Grade c or Level 4) Essential

Things to consider

• 33 days paid holiday including bank holidays. • Christmas party and occasional social events • Free onsite parking

About the employer

Cross Machined Components was established in 2004, all our staff are fully skilled, time served engineers who have helped develop the business over the years. Our milling and turning services combine traditional and modern machines and techniques, using various CNC machines and modern technology inspection facilities. We are proud to be one of few companies to offer high quality Jig Boring services and we are continuously investing in the most up to date machinery to provide high quality, precision engineering services.




3 Pomeroy Drive




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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

Apprenticeship standard

Machining 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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