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Assembly & Calibration Technician Apprentice Carlson EMEA B.V.

Design, assembly, calibration and test of laser scanning systems for the mining and quarrying sector. Survey equipment including GNSS solutions, Total Stations and Data Collectors. Key customer bases in Canada, North & South America, Australia and Africa.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pension - 9% company contribution to Nest. Bonus - non-guaranteed, sales dependent bonus, typically £1000 - £2000 per annum, paid throughout year.

  • Working week

    Mon – Thurs: 8am – 4:30pm, Fri: 8am – 1pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

For the role of Production Technician, you will be undertaking:

  • inspection, test and programming on component parts
  • electro-mechanical assembly
  • hand soldering (conventional & surface mount)
  • reading & working from build books to build our portfolio of surveying and measuring hardware
  • you will then be responsible for performing in house calibration and testing/evaluation on the finished product
  • you may also be required to perform service and repair duties
  • all processes and documentation must be followed and documented where required

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

Engineering Fitter Level 3 apprenticeship

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (10 unit Performing Engineering Operations)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

What will I study?
Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias or operate across multiple disciplines depending on the type of assembly. To produce or refurbish the components, fitters will interpret drawings/specifications and plan their work e.g. ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification.

Method of delivery:
A flexible model of delivery will be undertaken based on the employer’s needs e.g. Apprentices attend College two days per week for two years or one day per week for four years and work for their employer for the rest of the time, or attend College on a one-year full-time basis and one day in Year 2, then work with their employer full-time. You will build a portfolio of competence towards the End-Point Assessment (EPA) during the Apprenticeship. Assessor visits will take place at regular intervals throughout the apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?
Successful achievement of the End-Point Assessment will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of 3 elements:

Project: report including evidence and questioning
Multiple-choice test
Professional discussion supported by portfolio of evidence

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position available on successful completion of the apprenticeship for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Interpret/follow instructions, Work well under pressure, Basic mechanical principles, Basic electronic principles, Self-motivated, Problem solver/eye for detail, Interest in engineering, Interest in electronics, Basic soldering, Basic crimping, Background in similar role


GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 5 (higher)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent science or technical subject (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

160 hours paid leave per annum (excluding Bank Holidays). Candidates should be computer literate with experience with MS Office. After you submit your application, please look out for an email from You must reply, otherwise your application will not be considered.

About the employer

Carlson Software started life in the 1980’s as a software company in the US writing software to aid surveyors and mining professionals. In 2017 Carlson acquired the Laser Measurement Division based in York, from Renishaw PLC. In doing so Carlson added hardware design and manufacture into its core business and consequently offers a complete solution to the survey, mining and quarrying sectors. Carlson Software has a global footprint with offices in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.


Carlson EMEA B.V.


Halifax House

Southfield Lane


YO26 7QP

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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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