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Apprentice Industrial Computing & Electronics Engineer (Trainee DCS Technician) D C S P S

DCS Parts and Services, based in Wickford, are seeking an apprentice to join them as a key team member providing maintenance, troubleshooting and support to customers throughout Europe and the UK.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm, half-hour unpaid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    45 months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The successful candidate will be joining DCSPS as a key team member providing maintenance, troubleshooting and support to customers throughout Europe and the UK. All training will be provided and day release paid for to allow further education as you will be working towards becoming a DCS Engineer, initially studying for a BTEC Level 3 and then going on to study for an HNC qualification in a relevant engineering discipline.

The role will include:

Supporting our team of engineers in maintaining, troubleshooting and supporting industrial computer systems.

Supporting DCSPS personnel on a day-to-day basis.

Flexible working hours and occasional travel to customer sites, predominately power stations within the UK and Europe.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent computer skills with good knowledge in hardware, software, Windows-based operating systems, office packages (MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint), installing applications, networking and troubleshooting.

Some experience in using basic hand tools.

Some knowledge and understanding in electronics and electrical circuits.

Personal qualities

Highly motivated, hardworking, focused, good timekeeping and adaptable.

Professional, approachable and a team player.

Keen interest in computers, technology, electronics and a thirst to learn.

Able to work under pressure and to time constraints.

Ability to overcome problems and challenges without being defeatist.

Desired qualifications


GCSE grades C/4, or equivalent, in English, Science and Maths

Future prospects

Employment with the company on satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Ideally, hold a full UK driving licence but not essential

About the employer

With over 20 years of experience in the DCS industry, we offer professional solutions to the process/automation industry, including engineering services and supplying replacement parts. The main area of expertise is with ABB Bailey, Symphony, Harmony, INFI90 and Net90 DCS focussing on maintenance solutions, troubleshooting and undertaking upgrade solutions. The goal is to provide tailored solutions, offering the best value and with a quality of service that will be remembered.




Unit 5

Buckingham Square, Hurricane Way


SS11 8YQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Essex College


Diane Ridgley 07855701273

Level 3 Engineering Technician - Maintenance Operations Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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