Engineering Technician Apprentice

Zoek Pin Portsmouth - This Area Only


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 21 days ago

Technical Support Technicians, work as part of a team to provide support and expertise for all areas of Engineering, within an exciting marine technology business. You will be working on technology products ranging from wave buoys to underwater robots.

This apprenticeship is designed to offer stretch and progression. You will eventually be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality, accuracy and timely delivery of the work you undertake. Once you have gained the required experience you will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improvement.

This is a highly controlled and regulated environment. The company wants to establish an apprenticeship programme which forms part of their succession planning for the future

This apprenticeship will be one of the new improved Apprenticeship Standards.

The company will support your personal and professional development
You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process
The company operates on an ethical basis respecting peoples beliefsThroughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA's Havant training centre for off-the-job training. The majority of skills development training in years 2, 3 and 4 will be completed with your employer at your place of work. You will work towards the following qualifications:

You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 18 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:

Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
Using and communicating technical information
Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
Conducting business improvement activities
General machining, fitting and assembly applications
Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
Assembling and testing electronic circuits
General welding applications
You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA assessor (30 months). During this time you will be day released for 24 months to complete a Technical certificate (Level 3) as part of your advanced apprenticeship framework. This will be the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge).

* You will also achieve Functional Skills in Math's and English at level 2 (if you have not already achieved C+ or a Grade 4+ in these disciplines)

You will be Involved with preparation, maintenance and assembly of equipment serving Oil and Gas, Renewables and Aquaculture customer.
You will be Inspecting and preparing new equipment, evaluation and servicing of returned equipment and development projects, as well as supporting customers directly
Our engineers receive goods inwards and accepting onto the system, undertaking the inspection and testing of new goods prior to delivery to end users
Assembly of systems and Pre Delivery Inspection as well as assisting with panel assembly and wiring.
You will be required to use a variety of hand and bench tools and become proficient with soldering equipment
Evaluation, servicing and repair of user equipment and system testing
Assisting with calibration activities
Compiling and producing service reports and documentation
Supporting customer fault finding
Providing technical support to customers

Essential Skills

5 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.

You will be IT literate
Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development
Have good numerical, logical, organisational and analytical skills
Willing to occasionally work away from home

Desirable Skills

You will be organised and work in a tidy, professional manner
Have an excellent attention to detail
Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
You will possess good interpersonal and written communication skills
Programming skills or interest
Interest in marine environment and technology

About Company

Our client is a growing company and leader in the maritime and oceanographic equipment sector. We are ocean scientists and marine industry professionals. We are curious, ambitious, collaborative by nature, and always here for our customers. The technology systems and services we supply are carefully selected for class leading performance, quality and reliability, we support successful discovery, exploration and advancement of the blue economy. Our oceanographic and wave monitoring technologies are used globally in all oceans. The world's largest survey, subsea engineering and research organisations rely on our buoys, sensors and robotic systems to better understand global issues including climate change, coastal erosion and extreme weather. Our headquarters are in Portsmouth, UK, with a remote office near Aberdeen, Scotland. We have operated in the UK and globally for almost 40 years

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