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Christie & Grey Limited

  • Morley Road
  • Tonbridge
  • Kent
  • TN9 1RA
  • United Kingdom

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We are looking for the following exceptional people to join our talented team.

Junior CNC Machinist / Workshop Apprentice.

Salary up to £20,000.


Are you a recent school / college leaver or have you finished your mechanical engineering qualification NVQ level 3/HNC/HND and don’t know what you want to do next.

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn the whole workshop / manufacturing environment and develop your career?

Through practical on the job training, you will improve your knowledge of areas such as: CNC machining, CNC programming, product assembly & testing, manual inspection, Goods in / despatch / logistics and calibration.

This could lead to multiple career paths with us. You don’t know what you don’t know yet.

We are proud to offer the opportunity for a highly motivated person to join us, learn from some of the best Mechanical Engineers in the area and become part of the next generation of Mechanical Engineers.
Areas we will train & develop you in:

• Load existing programs to CNC machines set up tooling to operate CNC machine tools and carry out machining operations as required by production documents
• Learn to be conversant with machine tool controls and basic programming languages i.e., Fanuc
• Making minor program changes to existing programs to provide the most efficient machining methods
• Reading and understanding manufacturing drawings / schematics
• Materials selection for manufacturing
• Goods inward / manual inspection
• Bench assembly and product test
• Despatch / logistics

Your background:

• You might be a recent school/college leaver with an interest in practical engineering.
• You might have gone down the apprentice route / college or further education in mechanical engineering or equivalent
• You will have some previous workshop or engineering / manufacturing experience – this might have been gained from your apprenticeship, from a placement, or from laboratory work as part of your studies. We don’t mind as long as you have the willingness to learn

Your attributes:

• You will be hungry and willing to learn, have great attention to detail and be proud that you are an Engineer
• You will enjoy a bespoke training programme tailored to your strengths and weaknesses, 23 days leave + bank holidays. Company Pension scheme and the opportunity for further training, learning etc.


• A-Levels equivalent or NVQ level 3 in engineering
• Or a recent graduate in mechanical engineering / industrial engineering or equivalent

Commutable locations:

Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, West Malling, Crowborough, East Grinstead, Orpington, Paddock Wood.

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