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Apprentice Production Technician (Mechatronics) OXFORD INSTRUMENTS PLC

A role in Production can be a great starting point for moving in to another job family where problem-solving skills and a disciplined approach to quality improvements and cost savings are key. Our grade structure creates promotion opportunities as you develop new capabilities and take on increasing levels of responsibility.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Rotating shift-working: For first and second year Apprentices, shift working will not necessarily be enacted dependent on their college commitments.

  • Working week

    08.00-16:30 Mon-Thurs, with 30 mins unpaid lunch break 08:00-13:00 Fri

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Build sub-assemblies and piece parts to achieve build schedules and conform to ISO 9001 procedures whilst under close supervision.
Aim to continuously improve skill levels by increasing key skills competency as defined during the duration of the Apprenticeship / training programme 
Maintain good housekeeping and 5S initiatives
Contribute to the performance of the Build Team through continuous improvements. 

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

Year 1 – 4.5 days per week in college completing EAL Level 2 Diplomas in Advanced Manufacturing and the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering 

Year 2 – 1 day per week in college completing the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Year 3 –  EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering– Technical Support

Year 4 – Learner will also prepare for the End Point Assessment (EPA) by compiling a journal of their work in the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For Apprentices to successfully complete their Apprenticeships with the knowledge and skills to perform a skilled Production Technician role.


Through assessment of skills and capabilities and where an aptitude to develop is shown, our Production Apprenticeships can be a great starting point for moving in to another job family where problem-solving skills and a disciplined approach to quality improvements and cost savings are key.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

In addition to a competitive starting salary, Oxford Instruments also offers structured career development opportunities, a good work-life balance, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, 25 days annual leave, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements

About the employer

At Oxford Instruments, we push the boundaries of what’s possible, helping our customers achieve the breakthroughs that change our world. Whether it’s developing technology for a greener economy, designing devices that enhance digital connectivity, or creating next generation medicines and healthcare technology. At Oxford Instruments, we don’t wait for change to happen. We enable it.







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Training provider



Chloe Locke


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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