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Engineering Technician (Quality) Apprentice SPUR ELECTRON LTD

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Technician Apprentice for our client, Spur Electron. Working in our laboratory, you will have an eye for detail and be interested in making sure that things are correct. This is a role that will include testing components and working collaboratively to ensure we validate brilliant products.

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

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary will be between £9,066.85 - £10,000.00 per year. Auto-enrolled into the Spur Electron pension scheme after qualification period. 20 days holiday plus bank holidays. Free parking on site. Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities.

  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday 08:30-17:00, Friday 08:30-12:45.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Joining the Spur Electron team as a Engineering Technician apprentice, your role will be focused on undertaking and supporting the processes on site. The role is mainly laboratory based however time will be spent in the offices as well. As part of your programme, you will learn how to:

  • Ensure that products meet specifications
  • Get involved with the testing and inspection of products
  • Undertake microsection work of components
  • Record outcomes
  • Produce industry standard documentation
  • The role will include learning how to monitor non-conformances and complete calculations for analysis
  • You will also be undertaking service, maintenance and calibration of equipment.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant engineering skills centre for off-the-job training. Your Level 3 programme will include, a level 3 BTEC technical certificate and workbased qualification delivered by PETA. 

You will learn how to work safely, work efficiently, use technical information, how to conduct business improvement activities, use Computer Aided Design software, general machining, fitting techniques, how to maintain mechanical and electrical equipment, how to assemble and test electronic circuits as well as general welding techniques.

You will be completing the Level 3 Engineering Technician standard. Overall duration is 48 months.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As an Engineering Technician apprentice this programme forms part of Spur Electrons succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process. Once the apprenticeship has been completed there may be a permanent position available for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Work in a tidy manner, Work in a professional manner, Good interpersonal skills, Good written writing skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/4-9 or level 2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/4-9 or level 2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

We would encourage early submissions of applications, as these will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates invited for interview. We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early if the vacancy is filled before the closing date.

About the employer

For 40 years we have been involved in the majority of Europe’s major space programmes including manned space activity, such as Spacelab and Space Station Columbus and deep space missions. Working at Spur will give you a perfect opportunity to maintain a healthy and vibrant work/life balance. Working at Spur is a great opportunity for engineering enthusiasts! We have a supporting and enthusiastic team who are passionate about all things engineering. Furthermore, you will be a part of fascinating projects that play a substantial role in the world!








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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please monitor your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible. We look forward to receiving your application!

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2022