CNC Engineering Apprentice CMT Engineering Ltd

This is a great opportunity to work for an engineering company that has over 100 years of experience in tube fittings. Duties will include solving production/process problems, monitoring CNC machines & work in progress etc.

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentice wage in first year, possible pay review following this.

    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

    7.30AM - 4.30PM Monday - Thursday, 7.30AM - 3.00PM Friday, 30 mins lunch and 15 minute break

    Total hours per week: 39.75

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties will include:

  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Bench fitting
  • Health and Safety
  • Set & run CNC turning & machining centre
  • Daily/monthly maintenance requirements of machines
  • Solving production/process problems
  • Monitor CNC machines & work in progress
  • In progress quality assurance including first off inspection
  • Operating & using quality/inspection equipment
  • Health and safety training
  • Will be trained up on all machinery on the site
  • Business improvement techniques

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

You will receive on the job training and guidance from your employer and will also attend Sandwell College 1 day per week to achieve your Level 3 Engineering Technician qualifications.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The company will support further development of:

  • Higher Apprenticeship-Level 4
  • Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Willingness to learn, Enthusiasm about the industry, Confident, Self-motivated and proactive


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

About the employer

CMT Tube Fittings is the UK’s leading manufacturer of mild steel screwed pipe fittings. Founded in 1924, we have developed our product range to include conveyance tube, stainless steel fittings and special turned parts. We are the manufacturer of the genuine Unicone ® hose connection system. CMT Clamps manufactures injected moulded specialist heat and chemical resistant parts. Our products are used extensively around the world in the anodising industry. We are continually re-designing existing products and introducing new patterns in partnership with our customers. CMT Engineering Ltd has a long history stretching back over 100 years at its current site in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands. Today it is an independent company with two divisions: Tube Fittings and Clamps


CMT Engineering Ltd


CMT Engineering Ltd

Corngreaves Road

Cradley Heath

B64 7DG

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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