Fmb Oxford Ltd

Scientific Instrument Technician Engineering Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Fmb Oxford Ltd (Employer)

Engineering Trust Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,000.00
37.0 hours per week 5 days per week, Flexible hours scheme. Core hrs which must be worked are 09:30-15:00, 37 hours per week
36 months (duration)
1 August 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
22 July 2022 (application closing date)
Register interest

Job Description

FMB Oxford is a recognised and established leader in the supply of beamlines and beamline components to the scientific community, specialising in the design, assembly, test, installation, and commissioning of high value systems. They are looking for an apprentice to join their team as a Scientific Instrument Technician in Oxford.


What will the apprentice be doing?

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.

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

Qualifications included..

  • Engineering Technician - Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Company Training Plan
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Foundation Competencies (full time at college for Year 1)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge (1 day per week for 2 years at college)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Development Competence (workplace)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills- Maths (if required)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - English (if required)
  • End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Development in the role of Technician may offer world-wide travel for installation and, with time and experience, the 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

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Engineering knowledge

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent A min of 5 GCSE's inc English, Maths, Science (Grade 5-9 (C-A*)) Essential
Register interest