Apprentice Engineering Technician

Job Description

This is a  4 year Advanced Apprenticeship coving all aspects of Automation Engineering.


Starting salary is £175 per week and there is a well defined salary structure with clearly defined increments awarded as milestones are reached throughout the Apprenticeship.

Other benefits include 20 days holiday, paid overtime, annual profit related bonus, pension scheme and life cover.

Key Responsibilities

As an Apprentice System Build Engineer you will join our System Build Team. This position offers a great deal of variety. Throughout your apprenticeship your on the job training and role responsibilities will include the following:

Electrical Wiring of Robot Automation Systems
Mechanical Assembly of Robot Automation Systems
Electrical Control Panel Building, Testing and Commissioning
Onsite Installation, Commissioning and Machine Modifications
Fault Finding and Support of Robot Systems
Routine Robot Systems Maintenance
Robot and PLC Programming

This position is initially based at our premises in Southampton but as your skill level increases will involve installation and commissioning at customer's sites throughout the UK. Work away will typically be between 1 and 5 days but usually no more than once or twice per month.

Working Week

40 hours per week. Monday - Thursday 8am to 5pm with 1/2 hour lunch break, Friday 8am to 2pm.

You must be prepared to work overtime when required by the team.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

You will have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE's grade C or above (or equivalent) which must include Maths, English and a Science.

We are looking for an ambitious individual who is enthusiastic about learning and developing a successful career within Engineering. Our apprentices need to be confident, self-motivated, be a keen team-player and enjoy a challenge.

Applicants should be "hands on", practical individuals with an interest in how mechanisms work.

Training Provided

Year 1 - NVQ Level 2 on day release at College, which will include units across a wide skill base in Engineering resulting in an EAL Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations. On the job training will include an introduction to the Electrical Wiring and Mechanical Assembly of Robot Systems.

Years 2/3 - Commencement of a 2 year BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering on a day release basis. On the job training will continue to build on the skills acquired during year 1 with an introduction to control panel build, on-site installation,  machine modifications and routine service work. Successful completion of this on the job training will lead to an NVQ Level 3 qualification.

Year 4 - Candidates will be given further advanced training to enhance their skillset in areas such as commissioning and basic robot programming.

Apply for this Apprentice System Build Engineer role now by sending your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and why you think that you are an ideal candidate for this Apprenticeship. Please state clearly in either in your email or your covering letter how you first found out about this Apprenticeship opportunity. Please send your application by e-mail to

The closing date for applications is 30/09/2017

The anticipated start date for this role will be October 2017

We currently handling Apprentice recruitment in-house. Any cv's submitted by recruitment consultants will not be reviewed, so please ensure that you submit your cv in person.

This is an excellent career opportunity for a young person looking to embark on a multi-skilled career in Automation Engineering.


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