Engineer Apprentice



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Annual wage £16,000.00
37.0 hours per week Working Monday to Friday. Monday to Thursday from 8:00am - 4:00pm and on Fridays 8:00am - 3:30pm. Breaks at 10:00am-10:15am and Lunch 12:30pm-1:00pm
duration: 5 years
start: 1 September 2020
Degree(level 6)
Manufacturing Engineering (apprenticeship standard)
5 positions available
9 March 2020 (application closing date)
You will start with a block release of 18 weeks at college to master the basic engineering disciplines and continue with day release for the duration of the scheme to gain your qualifications HNC, HND and Degree.


You will start with a block release of 18 weeks at college to master the basic engineering disciplines and continue with day release for the duration of the scheme to gain your qualifications HNC, HND and Degree.

Back at Teledyne e2v you will spend the next 2 years of your 5 year course carrying out 3 month long placements in our RF and Imaging divisions and will get the chance to explore a number of both engineering and business related disciplines, this will then give you the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in our cutting-edge technology and then use these to pursue the area of technology that excites you. This will then be where you will spend the remainder of your apprenticeship. You will be working with and supporting qualified Technicians and Engineers carrying out real work that assists in:

  • Saving people’s lives by finding and treating cancer
  • Helping to map our planet and the universe
  • Freezing the atom down to 0° Kelvin

As you progress through the scheme there is an opportunity to get more involved in mentoring the next apprentices to encourage development of your management skills. 

The departments and responsibilities will vary dependent on business needs but this year there will be opportunities to work in our RF development and production areas for both mechanical and electrical/electronic disciplines looking at magnetrons/Thyratrons/Travelling wave tubes. Activities could include mechanical/electrical/electronic design, build, customer return, production support, test, processing.

Our Imaging will focus mainly on mechanical/electrical/electronic design, processing, maintenance, problem solving.

There is also opportunity for software design this year and you will be given the chance to gain some business exposure later on in the course as well such as Quality assurance, procurement, Finance, possibly legal.

You will get involved with local schools' projects to enhance the softer skills such as presentations and communication.

You will work with and be mentored by qualified Technicians and engineers and do real work.

Future Prospects

Once you have completed this 5 year apprenticeship you will have achieved the following qualifications:

  • HNC
  • HND
  • Engineering Degree
  • Higher Apprenticeship

Once completed you will work alongside experienced engineers and the company is keen to promote from within.

Reality Check

Our open day is being held at our Chelmsford site on the 21st of February 2:00pm - 6:00pm,  no appointment necessary. This will be a fantastic opportunity to see what we do at Teledyne e2v and to talk to apprentices, past and present, about their roles and experiences. We look forward to seeing you there.

Skills Required

  • Engineering mind-set, either Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Software
  • Interest in maths and Science
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others

Qualities Required

Genuine interest in Engineering and Technology.

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSE’s at a C/4 grade including maths and English at a grade 5/6 or High C/B grade (or equivalent)
  • Achieved or predicted 3 A levels, including maths and a science or engineering/technology subject at a grade C/4 or above or a BTec level 3 in an engineering related discipline at a distinction level (or equivalent)

Training Provided

Assessment: Months 1 - 65 - On-Programme Learning and Development.

This is the period of learning, development, coaching and performance review takes place throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • BEng Degree specified by the employer and accredited by an Engineering Council licenced Professional Engineering Institution (PEI). Employers may wish to use a degree that has yet to achieve PEI accreditation. However, the intention is to do so and a PEI must have been involved and consulted on the content from the outset
  • Level 2 in English and mathematics. For those with an education, health and care  plan or a legacy statement the English and mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language

Readiness for the End-point Assessment. (Gateway):

The independent end-point assessment is synoptic, as it takes an overview of an apprentice’s occupational competence. It is important, therefore, that this should only take place when the employer is confident that the apprentice has met all the knowledge, skills and behaviours as set out in the standard and is performing competently in their job role.

The employer confirms that the apprentice is ready to progress to end-point assessment.

Readiness for end-point assessment is confirmed once the employer is satisfied the apprentice has demonstrated occupational competence against all the knowledge, skills and behaviours specified in the standard, completed the portfolio of evidence and achieved the mandated qualifications.

The employer authenticates and confirms that the content in the Case Studies Presentation and supporting evidence (Method 1) and apprentice report and supporting evidence to be used in the Occupational Professional Discussion (Method 2) is the apprentices own work and is an accurate reflection of their knowledge, skills and behaviours.

The End-Point Assessment Organisation confirms that the mandatory qualifications have been achieved. The apprentice can then progress to the end-point assessment via the apprenticeship gateway (decision point).

Assessment: Months 66 - 72.

The occupational competence assessment is based on two assessment components – through an approved End-Point Assessment Organisation.

  • Method 1. Case Studies Presentation
  • Method 2. Occupational Professional Discussion
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