Apprentice CNC Machinist / Machining Technician



Closes in 27 days (Friday 16 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 8 July 2024


Christie & Grey are a small mechanical engineering company which designs and manufactures anti-vibration isolators and systems for the marine, construction, and industrial sectors since 1914. At our production facility in Tonbridge, Kent, we manufacture onsite our extensive range of isolators using the latest machine tools and design software.

Annual wage
£14,622.24 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Engineering technician (level 3)
8.00-17.00 Monday to Thursday, 8.00-15.00 Friday, 1 hour unpaid lunch break per day.

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


3 Years 9 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering Technician - Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician

  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • Development of knowledge, skills and behaviours required to complete the Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard
  • Qualifications;
    • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
    • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Toolmaker, Tool and Die Maintenance
    • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Where you’ll work





An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Engineering technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents

Your training plan

This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


Essential qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • X 5 to include English and Maths (grade A*/C 9/4)

Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Physical fitness

Other requirements

Physically demanding, attention to detail and logical approach required. Ability to think in three-dimensions

About this company

We are offering the apprentice the chance to learn, develop and apply their taught knowledge in our engineering workshop which uses several manufacturing processes to produce our range of anti-vibration mountings. The apprentice will become an integral part of our workshop team helping us deliver our products worldwide. The applicant should apply if they have an interest in Mechanical Engineering, in particular CNC Machining and wish to progress and become a valued member of a small forward-thinking, friendly, UK manufacturer. (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

To become a fully qualified CNC Machinist and active member of the production department.

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:


Apprenticeship Recruitment

01622 625999

The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263351.

Apply now

Closes in 27 days (Friday 16 August at 11:59pm)

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