What will the apprentice be doing?
Your role will include servicing, repairing and installing various Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Hydraulic and Programmable logic control (PLC) systems, all of which are commonly used onsite to support the Machine Tools department and Trials & Test Technology Centre. As a Mechatronics Maintenance Technician within either group, you will be responsible for maintaining equipment within all production-related facilities, with the goal of maintaining production & ensuring minimal downtime.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
As an apprentice you will initially be based within the onsite training facility, where you will develop your basic knowledge and core skills, before progressing to the onsite aspect of your training. At this point you will start to apply & develop these core skills in a live working environment. In addition to the vocational aspects of your training, you will further your knowledge of mechatronics engineering through academic studies as you work towards your level 3 technical certificate.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
As an apprentice with AWE, you will be offered a permanent contract from day one. Following the successful completion of the programme, you will move into a role within the business. This is typically a role where you have completed a placement as a part of the programme. From here, you will build your career as an AWE employee.
Reality CheckMechatronics maintenance Technician may appeal to you if you enjoy: • Understanding how mechanical, electronic and hydraulic systems work • Problem solving activities • Being hands on • Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Team working, Health & Safety Aware
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired