Prysmian Cables & Systems Limited

Engineering Technician (Development and Test) Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Prysmian Cables & Systems Limited (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £11,400.00
39.0 hours per week Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm. Working hours are flexible.
48 months (duration)
12 September 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
31 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Technician Apprentice for our client, Prysmian. Working in a Development and Test role, you will enjoy team working, have an eye for detail and like making sure that things are correct. This role will include problem solving to ensure that we are producing brilliant new products.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Joining the Prysmian team as an Engineering Technician Apprentice, you will be part of the Telecom Engineering team. Your role will be focused on supporting the introduction of new products to the Prysmian group of companies. The role is mainly office based however time will be spent in the manufacturing areas and laboratories. As part of your programme, you will learn:

  • About optical cables, materials, manufacturing processes and product testing
  • How to undertake development and testing of optical cables and fibres
  • Get involved with engineering trials of products
  • Identify processes for improvement and solve problems
  • Support the local engineers and the operations team as well as meeting with material suppliers
  • How to record results of testing and trials, writing short reports

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

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant engineering skills centre for off-the-job training. You will learn how to work safely, work efficiently, use technical information, how to conduct business improvement activities, use Computer Aided Design software, general machining, fitting techniques, how to maintain mechanical and electrical equipment, how to assemble and test electronic circuits as well as general welding techniques. Your Level 3 programme will include, a level 3 BTEC technical certificate and workbased qualification delivered by PETA.

You will be completing the Engineering Technician Standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As an Engineering Technician Apprentice, this programme forms part of Prysmian's succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process. Once the apprenticeship has been completed there may be a permanent position available for the right candidate.

Reality Check

Benefits: Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period. After completion of the first year of the apprenticeship the salary will increase to £13,851 - £16,954 per annum (age dependent). 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas). Free parking on site. Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities Overtime available. Health cash plan scheme. We would encourage early submissions of applications, as these will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates invited for interview. We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early if the vacancy is filled before the closing date.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Motivation, drive and focus, Good interpersonal skills, Good written writing skills

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/4-9 or level 2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/4-9 or level 2 equivalent) Essential
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