Apprentice Control Systems Engineer - Degree (Level 6)

Cetix Limited (Employer)

The University of Sheffield (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £214.50
37.25 hours per week Days and hours TBC
48 months (duration)
2 September 2021(start date)
31 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Work as part of a project team to design, build, test, deliver and support software and hardware control solutions using a variety of PLC and SCADA platforms as well as electrical and IT components, against various international quality and safety standards (ISO9001, IEC1131, IEC61508, IEC 61511, ATEX hazardous areas etc).

Responsibilities

Work as part of a project team to design, build, test, deliver and support software and hardware control solutions using a variety of PLC and SCADA platforms as well as electrical and IT components, against various international quality and safety standards (ISO9001, IEC1131, IEC61508, IEC 61511, ATEX hazardous areas etc).

Understanding the whole engineering development life-cycle associated with project work and its supporting documentation.  

Good understanding of the function and use of electrical, PLC and SCADA components in plant monitoring, control and safety. Specific knowledge of commonly used PLC hardware, and software, use of SCADA software and its configuration. Become an integral member of the team delivering quality systems.  

Working with blue-chip end clients and leading major engineering companies. Working with a team of highly experienced engineering professionals.

Future Prospects

Completion of this apprenticeship is just the start of your career and can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors.

Reality Check

During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial block of study.  

One Friday per month you will return to your workplace.

After the initial  block training you will attend the AMRC Training Centre for 1 day a week to undertake the knowledge study. The remaining 4 days will be spent in company learning on the job.

Skills Required

  • Awareness of PLC coding approaches (ladder etc).
  • General PC tool use (MS Office; Word, Excel etc).
  • General electrical safety awareness
  • Good literacy skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A good outgoing communicator able to work as part of the team or as an individual

Qualities Required

Enthusiastic and motivated.

Qualifications Required

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering with 120 credits at distinction merit level; or equivalent qualifications such as Cambridge Technicals.

OR 

A minimum of two A-Levels at Grade B or above, including a Mathematical based subject and a Science, Technology, Engineering or an additional Mathematics related subject

OR

EAL Diploma - Distinction

Training Provided

Degree Product Design and Development Engineer Standard.

4 years training to be provided by the AMRC Training Centre. Degree to be obtained through The University of Sheffield.

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