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Engineering Apprentice CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY LIMITED

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics, consisting of four segment: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets. They are currently looking for an engineering apprentice to join their team.

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

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,999.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.00am 4.15 pm, Friday 8.00am 3.45pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000120345

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are seeking to employ and train two new Apprentices. During your 4 years as a Zeiss Apprentice, you will gain experience in different departments such as:

• Production Department working alongside our Assembly and Final Test Engineers

• The Product Design Team where you will learn how to use CAD, develop your design engineering skills and work on team projects

• The Process Engineering Team (driving Lean methodologies)

• The Applications Team (advising customers regarding products)

• The Quality team (auditing of product and process quality) 

You will be supervised and supported to develop your skills and knowledge of each area. Your training with West Suffolk College, will then complement what you are learning in the role. Fantastic opportunity to join a great supportive team and company.

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

  • The learner will be studying the Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification. This includes the 

    EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence), the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering – (optional pathways), and the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge).

  • Day release to West Suffolk College.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship with Zeiss can lead to careers as varied as final test engineer, assembly technician, applications engineer, service engineer, quality engineer, design engineer and technical helpdesk engineer. Apprentices may have an opportunity to move on to complete a higher level or study such as HNC/D or Degree. We must be clear that there is no guarantee of a permanent role at the end of your Apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Number skills

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 5-9) Essential
AS Level or equivalent STEM (Grade C+) Desired

Things to consider

Training will take place at WSC in Chatteris Centre, Cambridgeshire. The role will be varied and will cover a lot of different working environments. All applicants will be subject to Aviation Security training as well as a basic DBS check. We also offer Private Medical, Medical Cash plan, 25 days holiday (plus BH’s), Christmas Shut down.

About the employer

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling 7.5 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2021). For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars. With over 35,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG. Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd is based in the UK with approx 130 employees and is responsible for volume manufacturing of electron microscopes.

Employer

CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY LIMITED

Address

Carl Zeiss Ltd, 1030 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne

Cambridge

CB23 6DW

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Training

Training provider

WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE

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: 24 Mar 2023