Apprentice Engineering Technician ISOCOM LTD

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Engineering technician to join our successful company. The successful apprentice will be part of the manufacturer of electronic and optoelectronic components for space and aerospace applications.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5pm, and Friday, 9am – 3pm, with a 30-minute lunch break (unpaid).

    Total hours per week: 35.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

During your time at Isocom as an Electronic Technician Apprentice you can expect to work within the engineering and production areas. Your main duties include:

Your main duties include:

  • Work alongside the Technical Manager to gain experience and knowledge of electronic equipment and projects
  • Working with our Design Engineers to build and test prototypes of new products
  • Supporting the preparation of component test programmes
  • Maintaining and supporting the production machinery, jigs and tooling
  • Participate in component assembling in clean room as required
  • Participate in internal projects
  • Ensure quality, housekeeping and hygiene standards are maintained, and at AS9100 quality standards for aerospace and space applications at all times
  • Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with Company’s H&S policy
  • Use all PPE as instructed
  • Maintain a safe working environment at all times
  • Report any serious malfunctions or risks to Supervisor

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

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard.  The pathway for this will be the product design and development:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Product Design and Development
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) 
  • Day release is required at college

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The possibility of full-time employment on the successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Adaptable, Enthusiastic, Punctual and reliable, Genuine interest in electronic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

• Employee’s will be expected to work within a Clean Room facility wearing PPE at all times. • Employee’s will be required to use microscopic equipment to manufacture the products. • Employee’s will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement upon starting their apprenticeship.

About the employer

Isocom specialise in the design, manufacture, and testing of high-quality optoelectronic and microelectronic components for space, defence, aerospace industries, as well as supplying parts to the medical, communications and industrial sectors. With over 35 years of experience, our knowledge, skills and expertise are unrivalled in the marketplace and have allowed us to be a part of some incredible projects. Our products are sold worldwide, we have distributions channels working across the globe to help customers source specifications for optoelectronics and microelectronics. We are classed as an SME but we are looking to expand significantly as demand for our products increase and we continue to recruit, train, develop and build our already highly skilled team.




2 Fern Court Peterlee County Durham


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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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