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Engineering -Mechatronics Technician Apprentice S G Technologies Group Limited

The Apprentices will get to gain practical experience in a British owned company which competes in a global business market. You will be working alongside skilled engineers, making, maintaining, improving automated manufacturing equipment and supplying products to prestigious customers in the automotive and other sectors.

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

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm with a 30 minute lunch break. You will be attending college full time for the first 6 months and then day release thereafter.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Attend Colchester Institute full time between September 2022 and February 2023, complete all learning requirements to develop both hands-on skills and basic engineering underpinning knowledge. For the following years, attend Colchester Institute on a day release basis to complete the necessary educational requirements for the programme. 

  • Complete a variety of engineering practical tasks and jobs to support attainment of the educational standards
  • Work with and support Technicians to complete intrusive, planned and preventative maintenance schedules (PM's)Support Technicians with breakdown maintenance across all production lines
  • Timely completion of information within the computer-based maintenance programme
  • Drive personal development on the programme
  • Learn about the business, drawing down on others experience and knowledge
  • Learn safe practices at work and knowledge of the necessary statutory requirements under the Health and Safety and Safety at Work Act
  • Develop in the role to be able to carry out engineering tasks independently and with minimal support from others.
  • Take part in all training and development activities as required to ensure successful completion of the apprenticeship requirements.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Good communication skills 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Self-motivation 
  • Responsible

Personal qualities

  • Ability to interact with people at all levels
  • Takes pride in their approach to work
  • Understands the bigger picture of how their actions impact on the organisation
  • Strives to further enhance and improve their work
  • Welcomes and takes action on feedback received from others
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm and aptitude for the skills taught in the Apprenticeship

Desired qualifications

  • Essential: Applicants should possess GCSE standard qualifications within English, maths and a Science subject at grade C/4 or above, or equivalent
  • All candidates will be required to complete Colchester Institute's mandatory initial assessment process before being put forward to the company. This will consist of online assessments and interview with the relevant department

Future prospects

  • Successful apprentices will be offered a permanent position
  • There is also the opportunity to continuing studying to Degree level

Things to consider

Pay and Benefits:

  • £15,500 is the salary, plus a travel bursary to Colchester Institute 
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • A contributory pension up to 7% of salary 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Subsidised canteen 
  • An active social club and secure car park

Other Information:

  • We are based in Rainham 
  • The work place is about 1 mile from the nearest train station 
  • To be successful you will need to be committed to your own development and be prepared to make the most of the opportunities, practical experience and qualifications given to you
  • Have lived in the UK or in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 years
  • Be a resident of the UK for the entire duration of the program (48 months)
  • Not be registered to study on a UK government funded course ending August 2022 or later
  • You will be at least 18 years old before September 2022
  • Please be advised that this role is for a September 2022 start at college. The closing date for this role could be brought forward or put back dependent on if this vacancy receives a high number of applicants and/or the company recruit before the closing date


  • Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team manage the applications to this role and you will be required to complete our initial assessment process before your application gets sent onto the employer
  • Please be advised that the closing date for this role could be brought forward or extended if this vacancy receives a high number or low number of applicants and/or the company recruit before the closing date
  • Whilst there are possible closing and start dates should you be available earlier this can be negotiated with the employer

About the employer

SG Technologies is a global leader in the production of high-performance magnetic components and assemblies. Our products are used by blue chip clients in highly technical applications for consumer electronics, automotive (including electric and hybrid vehicles) and industrial sectors. From our base in Rainham, in the London Borough of Havering, we employ over 200 people and produce over 100 million parts a year, almost all of which are exported. Apprenticeships within SGTec are seen and valued as high quality pathways to successful careers. Our apprenticeship scheme will enable you to gain practical experience and knowledge whilst achieving a recognised qualification in a company that is really going places. We seek apprentices who show passion for what they do. We want team players who can set their own targets, bring ideas to the table and give their best every day. Technologies is a global leader in the production of high-performance magnetic components and assemblies.


S G Technologies Group Limited


85 Ferry Lane


RM13 9YH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


Daisy Page 01206712043

All delivered within the workplace via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus. Candidates will undertake the Engineering Technician Level 3 apprenticeship standard.

All apprentices will be required to achieve as a minimum:

  • An employer approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Aug 2022