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Apprentice Engineering Technician ORTHOEUROPE LIMITED

ORTHOEUROPE LIMITED are looking to recruit an Engineering Apprentice. The role holder will produce bespoke prosthetic and orthotic medical devices clinics utilising manufacturing equipment, techniques, and skills; whilst complying with ISO13485 standards (if certified).

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

Job Summary:

The role holder will produce bespoke prosthetic and orthotic medical devices clinics utilising manufacturing equipment, techniques, and skills; whilst complying with ISO13485 standards (if certified).

Reports to:

Project Manager, dotted line to Centre Operations Manager.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Interpretation and basic understanding of prosthetic and/or orthotic information (e.g. prescriptions or work orders) supplied by Clinician
  • Undertake daily repairs and adjustments using a wide range of appropriate materials and tools
  • Manufacture and repair as appropriate component limbs incorporating regular use of a variety of hand tools
  • Ensure that finished products comply with any associated Measure Charts, manufacturer’s instructions etc
  • Prepare to receive training in all core skills and areas of production
  • Work towards completion of apprenticeship and relevant training portfolios and necessary documentation
  • Demonstrate appropriate conduct within the working environment
  • To be professional and polite at all times to your co-workers, customers and multidisciplinary team
  • To demonstrate a flexible approach to a variety of tasks to be completed in the workshop
  • To demonstrate commitment to providing quality patient care
  • Keep workbench and tools maintained in a clean and safe condition
  • To make a proactive contribution to the service contract and the company
  • Ensure that internal confidential information is kept confidential from external sources unless permission is granted by senior centre management
  • Support the tertiary functions of the workshop e.g. storeroom function
  • Ensuring correct materials / components are issued for the job and that appropriate tools are available
  • Book in / out materials as required for work assigned
  • Complete and maintain production and inspection records as required
  • Ensure adequate identification of work at all stages is maintained at all times
  • Ensure manufacturing activities are undertaken in compliance to company / site H&S and Quality procedures & regulations

Working relationships:

Internal - Workshop Manager, Centre Operations Manager; Prosthetic / Orthotic staff, DQA, Stores Staff, Administration Staff.

External – NHS Customer & Staff; Patients; Suppliers.

Other areas:

Policies and Procedures -  Ensure you are fully conversant with the relevant policies and procedures of the Ability Matters Group.

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) -  Ensure that all duties are carried out in line with the Company’s Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Policy and Procedures.

Confidentiality - Ensure confidentiality of sensitive or internal business matters in accordance with your contract of employment.

Although the above job description contains the main elements of your duties, from time to time you will receive further instructions as to the nature of your responsibilities. Due to the ever changing and developing nature of the Company's business, your obligations/duties will inevitably also vary and develop over time throughout the term of your apprenticeship.

The Company reserves the right at any time during your employment to require you to undertake duties, which are reasonable and fall within your capabilities.



Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to effectively operate appropriate IT systems
  • Organised
  • Methodical
  • Storng Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Natural problem solver
  • Good Communicator

Personal qualities

  • An eagerness and enthusiasm to learn
  • Confidence to ask for guidance
  • Self-motivated and able to work under supervision
  • An awareness of the importance of confidentiality in all aspects of work
  • Ability to act with a degree of discreetness and diplomacy at all times
  • A willingness to undergo training and development
  • Excellent Timekeeping
  • Team player
  • Interested in engineering
  • Willing to learn
  • Well-motivated
  • Conscientious
  • Calm & Patient

Desired qualifications


  • Must have GCSE Grade C (4) or above both English & maths or Functional Skills Level 2


  • Engineering level 1 or 2 will be advantage but not essential.

Future prospects

You will be considered for a permanent position upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship program.

Things to consider

Due to the nature of this role you will need to be prepared to undertake manual work including lifting and standing for periods of time. Some of the tasks are repetitive however, every product is unique and therefore you will need to stay motivated and concentrated on each task to ensure quality is maintained.

You must be prepared to work in an engineering workshop. 

A DBS check will also be done

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):


About the employer

Ortho Europe are committed to providing high quality, reliable and effective products and fabrication services in prosthetics and orthotics.

Ortho Europe, established in 1990, is a major European manufacturer and distributor of prosthetic and orthotic product. Headquartered in the UK, Ortho Europe also has offices in France and Netherlands and distributors across Europe and the rest of the World.

Ortho Europe operates to ISO Standard 13485 Medical Devices Quality Management System.
Offering a comprehensive range of prosthetic and orthotic stock devices, Ortho Europe are both a manufacturer of product and also a distributor of high-quality brands such as Willow wood, Sporlastic, Ability Dynamics and Cascade DAFO.




Unit 3

Brownroyd Business Park

5 Duncombe Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South and City College Birmingham


Arslan Rehman 077 8700 4709

You will be traveling to South & City College Birmingham, Bournville Campus every 7th week for 1 full week for your college course. The employer will be paying for your travel and accomodation when you visit College

  • Engineering  Technician Level 3. 


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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