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Mechantronics Technician Apprentice SMS MACHINE AUTOMATION LIMITED

SMS Machine Automation Limited are looking for a Mechatronics Technician Apprentice to complete a Level 3 apprenticeship to join their team. We are a relatively small and close-knit team, so there is plenty of opportunity to go beyond these and to gain additional experience whilst working with our engineering team.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,544.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000123677

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working with our engineering team you would have the opportunity to learn about electrical system design and schematics, PLC programming, motion drive setup and commissioning, CNC machining, metal fabrication, robotics, and a wide variety of process control technologies
  • Assisting with the build of machinery, to include electrical panel build, electrical field wiring, mechanical assembly, pneumatic installation, and testing
  • Electrical control panel build from provided electrical schematics
  • Installation of systems on site

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

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

Plus one of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology (QCF) – for starts up to June 2017 only
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies (QCF) - for starts up to June 2017 only
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – for all starts from 1st July 2017

You will study on a Level 3 Engineering Technician standard on a Mechatronics Maintenance Technician pathway.  On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3 standard.

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths Higher Paper (Grade 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

SMS has been providing bespoke machinery, robotics, and system integration services across a wide range of industries since 2000. We are a specialist in providing automation solutions, whether that's with a clear pathway and understood mechanisms or something new and innovative required to solve the needs of modern manufacture and motion. Our work includes bespoke machine build, robotics, machine installation, machine refurbishment, PLC programming, and motion control.

Employer

SMS MACHINE AUTOMATION LIMITED

Address

Unit 23

Longfields Road

Barnsley

S71 3HT

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Training

Training provider

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Contact

Recruitment Team

recruitment@amrctraining.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023