Apprentice Automation and Control Engineering Technician - Higher (Level 4)

Unilever (Employer)

The University of Sheffield (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,452.00 to £17,901.50
37.5 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed
36 months (duration)
1 August 2021(start date)
3 positions available
29 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Automation and Control Engineering Technician to install, maintain, fault find and optimise hardware and software for automation systems.


Automation and Control Engineering Technician.

Typically, this involves the below duties across a range of hardware such as on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), the use of physical tools, software tools and instruments to carry out tasks associated with building, installing and maintaining of automation systems.

  • Install
  • Maintain
  • Fault find and optimise hardware and software for automation systems

Future Prospects

Automation and Control Engineering Technician job.

Reality Check

The Automation and Control Engineering Technician apprenticeship will be delivered through a blended learning mode that includes remote online learning. You will also attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield for one day each month for a full day of classroom teaching.

Skills Required

  • Problem solving: Ability to approach problems in a logical and structured manner aiming to generate effective solutions
  • Communication skills: Convey or share ideas and feelings effectively using verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrate effective listening and questioning skills
  • Teamwork: Work well in a team and contribute towards individual and team goals
  • Computer Literacy: Knowledge of Microsoft office programmes including Word and Excel

Qualities Required

  • Curiosity: A passion to learn how things work and a desire to actively participate in seeking solutions/improvements 
  • Purpose and Service: Works from purpose for the good of others. Knows what their own purpose/what motivates them. Communicates with enthusiasm about the specific role requirements/programme applied for. Has a realistic understanding of the programme requirements and expectations
  • Personal Mastery: Always brings their best self. Makes an immediate and positive impact on others. Manages own emotions, remaining calm and effective during stressful times. Present and focused in the moment, attends to tasks and people to make conscious decisions. Acknowledges their limits of personal knowledge, skills, and expertise
  • Agility: Constantly curious and courageous. Sharing success and failures with others, reflecting on learnings. Proactively taking actions to constantly learn and improve, seeking feedback from colleagues. Adapts quickly to change by modifying behaviour and approach

Qualifications Required

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering - overall grade DM or higher and a minimum of two A-Levels at grade C or above, including mathematics or science EAL Diploma - Distinction
  • Applicants are also required to successfully pass assessment before being offered an apprenticeship

Training Provided

Level 4 Automation and Control Engineering Technician

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About the employer

Were one of the most competitive and successful consumer goods companies in the world. From foods to home and personal care, we make some of the best-loved brands in the world - boasting names like Persil, Marmite, Pot Noodle and Ben and Jerrys, to name just a few. Every day 150 million of our products are purchased in 150 different countries.

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