Edwards High Vacuum International

Electrical/Electronic Engineering degree apprenticeship - Degree (Level 6)

Edwards High Vacuum International (Employer)

University of Chichester (Training Provider)

Annual wage £16,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday – Thursday 8am-4.45pm Friday 8am-1pm. Total hours per week: 37.50 (one or two days per week in education)
4 years (duration)
7 March 2022(start date)
2 positions available
29 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Our four-year engineering apprenticeship is a great opportunity to learn on the job whilst getting paid. You’ll apply the theory you learn at college to real-life engineering problems in the workplace and gain a relevant Engineering Degree with excellent career prospects!


Through a series of rotational placements, the apprentice will have the opportunity to work within all key areas of the Eastbourne Product Company. They will have the opportunity to experience the full end to end process which includes building and testing product as well as the opportunity to test new product designs.

Training will be a combination of taught and on the job.  Through the delivery of workshops, interactive seminars and practical lab-based activity you will develop your specific knowledge, practical skills and the techniques required of a confident, capable engineering professional.

On completion of this apprenticeship, combined with working within different teams across Eastbourne Product Company we will expect you to have developed basic skills in the following:

  • Able to perform tests under direction from engineers
  • Basic problem solving
  • Report writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Understanding of how the Eastbourne factory operates
  • Able to build product following correct process
  • Able to test and fault find on product in final test

You will also develop skills in our nine core competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Leadership
  • Self-Management
  • Planning and execution
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation & solution
  • Communication
  • Interaction
  • Atlas Copco Way

Future Prospects

Job roles will be available within Edwards, Eastbourne that are appropriate for the route that you have chosen to specialise in when completing your level 6 apprenticeship. Edwards is a global business and there may be opportunity for placements abroad as part of career progression.

Skills Required

  • Able to use IT equipment and systems
  • A confident communicator both face to face and over the telephone and via email
  • Able to work under pressure and manage your time effectively to meet conflicting demands
  • Able to work independently
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Able to plan own work and report on progress

Qualities Required

  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Willingness to get on and do
  • Self-management
  • Able to ask questions to colleagues
  • Ability to remain calm in what can sometimes be a stressful environment
  • Determination to succeed and progress in their career

Qualifications Required

BTEC Level 3 or Level 4 in an Electrical / Electronic Engineering discipline or equivalent or 3 A levels at Grade C+ (to include maths and 1 other STEM subject).

Training Provided

Electrical or electronic technical support engineer (degree) Apprenticeship standard.

Level 4
•Level 4 Workplace Project
•Engineering Mathematics
•Electricity and Magnetism
•Electrical Circuit Analysis
•Programming for Engineers
•Analogue Electronics
•Digital Electronics

Level 5
•Level 5 Workplace Project
•Control and Power Engineering
•Analogue and Digital Design
•Communication Engineering
•Power Electronics and Electrical Machines
•Engineering Tools and Techniques (EE)
•Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (IoT)

Level 6
•Level 6 Workplace Project
•Renewable Energy and Sustainability
•Photonics and Optical Communications
•Power System Operation
•Power Electronic Converters
•Mobile Communications

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