Borgwarner Technologies Limited

Engineer Higher Degree Apprentice - Degree (Level 6)

Borgwarner Technologies Limited (Employer)

University of Greenwich (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,000.00
37.0 hours per week Monday – Thursday 08:00-16:30 (includes 30 minutes unpaid lunch) Friday 08:00-13:00
5 years (duration)
23 September 2022(start date)
18 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Supporting and leading (as required) all facets of testing, across the Centre of Excellence test facility. Customer tests carried out to a high level in terms of quality. To aid the team in understanding and execution of tests and upkeep of the test and supporting facility.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include, but are not limited to:-

·       Part of a diverse testing team

·       Advanced test setup – hardware / software

·       Writing and editing test programs

·       High level data manipulation

·       Writing, editing and debugging test programs

·       Manipulating hardware and software to meet the requested parameters

·       Fault finding in terms of test facility and product

·       Monitoring of tests / in test interventions

·       Data capture and fault reporting to internal customer base

·       Calibration support of the test facility

·       Instrumentation set-up and maintenance

·       Working with the internal customer base to meet the given project expectations

·       Maintain testing given test parameters

·       In test conformance checks (Validation / Endurance)

·       RISK assessment technology deployment

·       Work instruction creation

·       Work in a safe manner observing safety protocols for the given area

·       Work to the given processes (documented)

·       Advanced test facility understanding

·       Maintain test tracking / status process

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training will match the apprenticeship standard and will complement on the job.


As an apprentice you will attend the University of Greenwich one day per week to complete your degree which would provide the foundation stage of the knowledge and behaviour elements in the competence qualification. It will support the fundamental scientific and mathematical principles that equip you with the understanding required to operate effectively and efficiently at high level within this sector.  Upon successful completion of the degree the apprentice will get a BEng, they are then required to complete the apprenticeship (End Point Assessment).


Training includes:


·       A solid grasp of the core engineering skills. These skills will not only prepare the apprentice for the workplace in demonstrating that they have the required basic skills to do the core role but also the core competencies that will stretch and challenge them over the duration of the course. 

·       The apprentice will develop core behaviours which include the importance of complying with statutory and organisational health, safety and risk management requirements and the implications if these are not adhered to.

·       The learning is focused on ensuring the apprentice acquires the knowledge, skills and behaviours prior to end-point assessment which include robust synoptic assessments.


The IfATE apprenticeship standard details are available from:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The qualifications and experience gained on this Apprenticeship will allow you to apply for further roles within this sector.

We would look to take on candidates that excelled during their apprenticeship full-time, this would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Reality Check

The apprenticeship standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for initial registration as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Further professional development and registration is subject to candidates successfully completing the appropriate learning, developing the appropriate competence, and undergoing professional review.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Strong work ethic, Personal responsibility, Personal resilience, Adaptability, Willingness to learn, Committed

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects in total (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science, Technology or Engineering related (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathematics Based Subject (Grade C or above) Desired
A Level or equivalent Science, Technology or Engineering related (Grade C or above) Desired
A Level or equivalent third subject (Grade C or above) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade 90+) Desired
Other HNC or equivalent in Engineering (Grade Pass) Desired
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