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Orion Optics - Level 2 - Mechanical Assembly Technician Apprenticeship Orion Optics

We are looking for an apprentice mechanical assembly technician to be responsible for assembling and dispatching our highly precise and certified telescopes, to the highest standards possible.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £220.00

  • Working week

    8am - 4pm, days TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001736500

  • Positions

    1 available

Orion Optics are a telescope manufacturer, the only one in the country to manufacturer telescopes, we are known all over the world for our precise optics, we supply our telescopes to most universities both in the UK and all over the world, and we have 3 telescope in space at this time. We were on the TV programme Made in Britain, a few weeks ago, showing how we start and finish our telescope to the highest standard as required by our customers.

A growing reputation of our products is testimony of their success and quality. Across the length and breadth of the country, telescopes and optical components can be found in universities and private businesses. Custom made telescopes are helping with cutting edge astronomy projects in ESO's sites in Chile and La Palma and Amatuer Astroimagers are for ever pushing the boundaries and producing some breath-taking views of the universe.

We are seeking to employ and train an assembly technician apprentice.
You will be highly trained to work in the world of manufacturing. The initial training will be broad based and could lead to a first appointment as a mechanical assembly technician

Mechanical assembly technician of world class telescopes will be involved in:

  • Learning all about the telescope product lines
  • Assembling and calibrating all our telescopes to the highest standards
  • Getting them ready to be despatched. These highly calibrated products are very specifically packed as there is some very delicate glass items to be protected.
  • Booking all our products in with the couriers ready to be collected
  • Despatch to our customers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good understanding of Engineering and Manufacturing is desirable but not essential
  • Able to produce timely work where required

Personal qualities

  • A team player, good time keeper

Desired qualifications

  • A passion for engineering is more important that set qualifications although Grade 3 (D) or above in maths and English language would be advantageous

Future prospects

  • Once you have qualified, you will become a mechanical assembly technician

Things to consider

You will be required to travel to Make UK's training centre in Aston, Birmingham on day release, one day per week. Whilst the travel will be funded, please be aware that you will need to make your own way to the centre in time to start classes at 8am.


About the employer

We are a telescope manufacturer, the only one in the country to manufacturer telescopes, we are known all over the world for our precise optics, we supply our telescopes to most universities both in the UK and all over the world, and we have 3 telescope in space at this time. We were on the TV programme Made in Britain, a few weeks ago, showing how we start and finish our telescope to the highest standard as required by our customers.

Employer

Orion Optics

Address

Brymbo Road

Newcastle

ST5 9HX

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Training

Training provider

EEF Apprentices and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by EEF LIMITED

Contact

Aisha Ali Mustafa

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations
  • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Lean/Business Improvement
  • Mechanical maintenance/assemblies
  • General Machining, Fitting and Assembly Applications
  • Bench Fitting Relevant Workplace Training
  • Functional Skills (If required)
  • Please note that this Intermediate (Level 2)

Apprenticeship will last for 12-18 months. It will involve spending one day per week at MAKE UK's state-of-the-art Training Hub in Aston, and four days per week at the employer's site for the duration of the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Oct 2021