Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprentice GOOCH & HOUSEGO UK LIMITED

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in advanced manufacturing? Are you dynamic, committed, motivated and willing to learn new skills? Then join our growing team at Gooch & Housego (UK) Limited. Earn while you learn and achieve an Apprenticeship Level 3 Engineering Technician qualification. You will help design and manufacture world-class systems and components using machinery and working with chemicals.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary reviewed annually, with a company pension paying 6% and company bonus scheme. Health Cash Plan, SAYE scheme, corporate eye test voucher scheme and cycle to work scheme

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday shift pattern dependent on department and availability; 8:00am-4.30pm in the factory or 8:30am-5:00pm in the office

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Engineering
  • Polishing and Coating
  • Using machinery and working with chemicals
  • Computer numerical control (CNC)
  • Procurement
  • Working within a team

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

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard Engineering Technician

  • EAL L2 Dip in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Edexcel L3 BTEC Dip in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • EAL L3 Dip in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering -Technical Support Technician (Development Competence)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English (exemptions apply)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths (exemptions apply)

Day release attendance at Bridgwater & Taunton College for academic and skills training. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Level 3 Qualified Engineering/Technical Support Technician
  • Career development within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Manual dexterity, Ability to follow instructions, Literacy skills, Ability to build relationships


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Overtime, 20% uplift on basic for rotational and afternoon shift patterns. Working with chemicals and machinery, some noise and fast paced subject to changing environments

About the employer

At Gooch & Housego (UK) Limited, we are experts in photonics - the technology of light. We design and manufacture world-class systems and components. Headquartered in Ilminster, with operations in Europe and America, we work with customers worldwide to provide optical systems, assemblies and components often deployed in harsh environments.







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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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