Apprentice Electro Mechanical Engineer Viking Test Limited

You will be involved in a wide range of activities including the Design and Manufacture of Viking’s own brand of printer, installation and support of a variety of customer machinery including CNC machining, Chemical Processing and Electronic Test equipment.

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm with 1 hour lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    40 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will be working with a small team of Engineers on a wide range of business activities relating to Printed Circuit manufacture and similar industries

You will be based at Viking’s office in Bordon, Hampshire and may be required to travel to service customers and visit suppliers in the UK, across Europe and the rest of the world

You will be involved in a wide range of activities including the Design and Manufacture of Viking’s own brand of printer, installation and support of a variety of customer machinery including manual machining, Chemical Processing and Electronic Test equipment.

There will be opportunities to be involved in all aspects of the business which can include:

  • Helping customers to specify equipment for purchase
  • Negotiation with suppliers
  • Machine installation
  • Machine servicing
  • Customer support
  • Workshop activities
  • Machine design and assembly

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and interested in developing a very wide range of electro-mechanical skills

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic knowledge of PCB manufacturing, together with electrical and mechanical engineering/maintenance experience.
  • Preferably work experience with companies in this field.
  • A person who has a genuine interest in PCB's and printing machinery & is a quick learner

Personal qualities

  • A person who has a quick, logical mind and not afraid to speak up with ideas they have
  • A dedicated and hard worker at all times
  • Results driven and possesses determination to see the job through to completion

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) grade C (4) or above including Maths, English & Science (Physics & Chemistry preferably)

Future prospects

• Progression up to full time engineer within the organisation together with an attractive salary on completion of training

Things to consider

Benefits • 20 days paid holiday plus 8 statutory days holiday • Free on-site car parking Other information: • The company is situated In Bordon, just off the A3 • The successful candidate would need to be prepared to travel by car or train for a long distance • They may be required to work away from home at one of our customers and would therefore need to stay overnight in hotels • Due to the nature of the business, a driving licence and passport will be required to fulfil this position

About the employer

Viking Test Services are a family run SME which was established 25 years ago. We are one of only 2 companies in the UK offering our servicing and supplying the PCB manufacturing industry.


Viking Test Limited


Unit 15

Bordon Trading Estate

Old Station Way


GU35 9HH

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Training provider

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Engineering Training Centre in Havant for day release off-the-job training.  Further training will be completed with your employer at your place of work.

You will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 (BTEC or VRQ) Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Development Competence

On successful completion of the above you will need to successfully complete the end point assessment consisting of:

  • A knowledge assessment
  • A final observation of practical work
  • A technical interview, based on an evidence portfolio which will include all evidence of practical observations, progress reviews and work activities

Apprenticeship standard

Energy and Utilities > Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PETA Limited


Ian Smith 02392538724

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2017