Engineering Technician Apprentice FESTO LIMITED

Join a world leading innovative supplier of automation technology as a Level 6 Engineering Technician Apprentice. Years 1 & 2 will require part studying at Aston University and in company, with subsequent years in company and online study. The role will cover various aspects of engineering from mechanical to Automation & from hardware to software.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Expected yearly salary: Year 1 – £11,025. Year 2 – £15,225. Year 3 – £16,800. Year 4 - £18,900. Accommodation & travel expenses to Aston covered where required for duration of apprenticeship. Subject to any company cost of living increases.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.5 hours per day Hours of work are normally 8.30 to 17.00 with one hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The role will aim to provide an all-round experience of what being an engineer means in Festo GB.
  • Working with experienced mechanical, mechatronic, electrical, electronic and software engineers you will learn skills in all areas of engineering providing the best possible start to your career.
  • On top of your study you will work with many different departments and have the opportunity to experience many of the different roles that Festo GB offers to its engineering staff.

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

  • Training provider: Aston University, Birmingham
  • Block release training model
  • Control technical support engineer Level 6 

Via this apprenticeship, apprentices will gain:

  • BEng qualification
  • Level 6 apprenticeship certificate
  • Internal Company Training including safety in the workplace and specific training on Festo products and technologies.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Although we cannot guarantee a permanent role at the end of your apprenticeship, if suitable opportunities are available then you will of course be able to apply.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Social & people skills, Self motivated, Desire to succeed, Positive can-do attitude, Enthusiastic/outgoing, Able to work under pressure, Reliable and trustworthy


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects in total (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & a science/technology/engineering (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels (or equivalent) required in total (Grade CCC) Essential
A Level or equivalent a Maths-based subject and a STEM subject (Grade CCC) Essential

Things to consider

For the first 2 years the apprentice candidates will be attending Aston University for a scheduled number of weeks each year but based and working at the Festo office in Northampton for any remaining time. The following 2 years are working at the Festo office in Northampton and studying the BEng online with Aston University. During college holidays you will be required to work at Festo although of course you will be eligible for 25 days annual holiday plus bank holidays that can be booked with agreement of your manager.

About the employer

Festo is a worldwide leading supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology. The globally aligned, independent family enterprise with headquarters in Germany, has evolved into a performance leader within its respective industry over a period of 50+ years as a result of innovation and problem-solving competence covering all aspects of pneumatics and automation, and thanks to its unique offerings in the field of industrial training and vocational education. Festo in the UK and Ireland is a wholly owned subsidiary of Festo worldwide.




Applied Automation Centre Caswell Road Brackmills Industrial Estate



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Control technical support engineer

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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