Technical Apprentice (Electro-Mechanical) VWS (UK) LTD

As Technical Apprentice you will learn skills related to product development and electro-mechanical design while attending day release courses to achieve academic qualifications. This role is regarded as ‘on the job training’ and the apprentice will be expected to assist the Research and Development team in the development of new projects.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Fri – times flexible to be arranged locally 9AM – 5.30PM

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Develop and understanding of engineering/electronic desing and development practices
  • Complete a record of the training agreed with a training provider
  • Support Development and Controls Engineers in the development of our products
  • Manufacture prototype parts and test apparatus used during product development
  • Spend time in other ELGA LabWater departments to gain an appreciation of other business activites.
  • Become proficient in the use of drawing and modelling packages, ultimately producing drawings for final production parts. Creo (Pro Engineer) and Auto Cad.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of manufaturing technologies, how processes can be applied and made more efficient.
  • Ensure development areas are kept clean and tidy and that all necessary tools and equipment are maintained.
  • Visit suppliers with Developement Engineers and Quality Engineers to gain experience in negotiation, as well as developing a deeper understanding of manufacturing processes and their limitations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Must have’s....

  • A practical aptitude for electronics and technology.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and written, with the versatility to communicate at all levels in a clear and concise manner.
  • Keen to work and develop as an individual and within a team.
  • A good level of IT competency
  • Good organisational skills with an eye for detail.
  • Able to priortise workload and manage multiple tasks.

In addition can you say ‘yes’ to the following questions?

  • Are you self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative?
  • Are you a team player?
  • Are you calm under pressure?
  • Are you eager to learn and able to retain information?

Personal qualities

  • Engaged
  • Committed
  • Desire to learn

Qualifications required

5 x GCSEs at grade A-C or 1-4 including Maths, English and Science (or equivalent).

Future prospects

To become a fully integrated VMS Engineer

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the NMW appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

ELGA is an integral part of Veolia Water Technologies, the world leader in water treatment. Veolia Water Technologies provide complete solutions for water treatment. Innovating in key areas such as sustainable development, resource and by-product recovery, our differentiating water treatment processes enable us to offer solutions suited to every application. We are experts in water.




Unit 13

Lane End Industrial Park

High Wycombe

HP14 3BY

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Training provider

  • 13 Week Block release delivered at ATG Training
  • Weekly day release to complete technical certificate (1 year)
  • Regular training officer visits to observe and assess
  • Gateway and end point assessments

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering and manufacturing > Engineering Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ATG Training


Farrah Hussain 01865 550866

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017