Software and Electronic Engineer Apprentice PARKER HANNIFIN MANUFACTURING LIMITED

To work in a dedicated engineering team, maintaining existing (sustaining) products and creating new products. Key areas will include electronics hardware, firmware and software on technology driven products. Engineers based in Littlehampton are part of a larger divisional team across 5 UK and EU locations.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be reviewed twice per annum 5% Annual Bonus Scheme in operation

  • Working week

    8.45am - 5pm Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 3.45pm Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals of differing engineering disciplines on products and to play a key role in new product development. Example work includes – but not limited to:

  • Fault finding on PCBs; design enhancements to overcome obsolescence or availability issues
  • Production support; new product development support and testing creation and maintenance of software programmes. This role offers varied experiences with many challenges to expand and learn from
  • Design of integrated circuits through to complete systems

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

  • You will achieve a BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Hons) Degree, studying one day a week at the University of Chichester (Bognor Regis Campus) during each academic year


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Due to the size and global nature of Parker, excellent opportunities for progression exist, both within the growing Parker Condition Monitoring business unit but also the wider corporation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Focussed, Proactive, Reliable, Highly motivated, Willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent at least 5 subjects including English and Maths (Grade 6+) Essential
A Level or equivalent at least 3 subjects including Maths (Grade C+) Desired
BTEC or equivalent relevant area or Apprenticeship at Level 3 (Grade Pass+) Desired

Things to consider

Desirable experience: scientific or engineering background; embedded coding experience in a development environment; analogue/digital circuit design, schematic capture and PCB creation; familiarity with PLCs and HMIs, RS485/Modbus/CAN; customer facing experience. You need to be a team player with strong communication skills and a willingness to travel to other sites when necessary and to University on a weekly basis. Possession of a driving licence is also desirable.

About the employer

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies based in Cleveland, Ohio US. For 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Parker has been operating for 47 years in the UK. To meet its customers’ needs in motion and control, Parker provides the broadest range of products available from any single supplier. This is supported by expertise in nine major technologies: hydraulics, pneumatics, electromechanical, filtration, process control, fluid and gas handling, sealing and shielding, climate control and aerospace. This apprentice role will be within the Parker Condition Monitoring Business Unit which specialises in the development and sale of products including used oil analysis equipment, bunker fuel testing equipment, wear debris analysis equipment and many other items for condition monitoring. We supply a range of Instrumentation and high Technology sensors used for In-Process Measurement in petro-chemical, land based and marine/offshore industry applications. The Condition Monitoring Business Unit is part of the Hydraulic & Industrial-Process Filtration Division EMEA division.




Unit 3-6

Thorgate Road


BN17 7LU

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Apprenticeship standard

Electrical or electronic technical support engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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