Fmb Oxford Limited

Scientific Instrument Technician Engineering Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Fmb Oxford Limited (Employer)

Engineering Trust Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,000.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday -Core hours apply - 9:30 - 15:00, Flexible hours scheme, additional to be worked up to 37 per week outside these hours. 30 mins lunch break
4 years (duration)
19 July 2021(start date)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
30 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The vacancy is for an Apprentice to train as a Scientific Instrument Technician with FMB Oxford. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain valuable scientific knowledge and experience of scientific instrumentation and its applications. At the same time gaining recognised engineering qualifications.


The successful applicant will train and develop as a Scientific Instrument Technician, acquiring valuable scientific knowledge and experience of scientific instrumentation and its applications whilst gaining recognised engineering qualifications.

Working alongside FMB Technicians and Engineers, the apprentice will train in the skills required for the assembly and test of components, sub-assemblies and final product to agreed specifications, quality and time/cost objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assemble and test sub-assemblies and final product in accordance to both quality standards and technical specifications
  • Manufacture components, fixtures and test equipment to project and product specifications
  • Participate in design and post project reviews
  • Communicate professionally with customers(internal and external) and suppliers
  • Preparation of product to ensure damage free transportation to customer site, including product documentation and liaison with shipper
  • All work to be carried out safely and in accordance with Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Participate in improvement projects and problem solving activities

Future Prospects

Development in the role of Technician may offer world-wide travel for installation and, with time and experience, potential to become a Production Cell Leader.

Reality Check

FMB Oxford operates a Flexible Hours Scheme, allowing a choice of start and finish times to suit individual requirements. Core hours which must be worked are 9:30-15:00.

Skills Required

  • Problem solving
  • Flexible attitude
  • Good level of engineering knowledge

Qualities Required

  • Desire to learn and develop
  • Ability to maintain a flexible attitude and approach to changing priorities and requirements

Qualifications Required

A minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at Grade 5 and above, including English, Science and maths.

Training Provided

Engineering Technician Level 3

  • Delivery of In-House Competency Training Plan (Skills).
  • Delivery of Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) at College (Knowledge).
  • Level 2 Functional Skills (if not exempt)
  • End Point Assessment
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