Engineering Technician Apprentice SOLAR CAPTURE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking and innovative company who are looking for an engineering technician apprentice. You will join our experienced team and be supported and taught to do some of the following tasks, technical Assistance, maintenance of facilities and production equipment and manufacturing support.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 8:30-5 Friday 8:30-4:30 Lunch 12:00-12:40 2 x 10 minute breaks 10am & 3pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Technical Assistance
  • Assist with design and development tasks
  • Assist with drawing management
  • Assist production workers with manufacturing tasks when required
  • Assist with facilities and maintenance tasks
  • Working in a safe and efficient manner
  • Reporting of Health and Safety issues 
  • Be aware of and work in accordance with the Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015) 

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

Full Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard

First year is full time college and the remainder is day release.

Role Profile

Product Design & Development Technicians primarily work on all stages of product creation and modification. They support activities ranging from early concept feasibility, design and development stages right through to final preparation for launch and customers. This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance. Typically they
work closely with engineers in bring new concepts to life or supporting redesigns of existing products.

Specific Specialist Knowledge and Skills

Specific Specialist Knowledge:

understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a product design and development environment
understand material applications and methods of testing (destructive and non- destructive)
understand Computer Aided Design (CAD) methods and applications
understand material joining applications and systems
understand mechanical, electrical, electronic and process control systems
understand measurement, monitoring, testing and diagnostic methods and techniques
Specific Specialist Skills:

read and interpret relevant data and documentation used in the design and development of components, assemblies and systems
produce components and prototypes using a wide range of hand fitting techniques
produce assemblies and rigs using a range of materials and techniques
prepare and using lathes, milling machines, as well as other general or specialist high technology equipment such as 3D printing/additive manufacturing techniques
use a range of mechanical, electrical and electronic testing devices and equipment
apply mechanical principles and joining techniques to develop products, devices and equipment
apply electrical and electronic principles to develop products devices and equipment
identify, diagnose and rectify design problems through the whole creation process including design studio, workshops, test environments or under laboratory conditions
contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures
Mandatory Qualifications

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) – Product  Design and Development
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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of full time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Any Other Subject (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5 - A*-B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

About the employer

Solar Capture technologies are a solar module manufacturer based in Blyth. With the sole purpose to provide innovative solar solutions through design, development and manufacturing for national and international markets. The business will forward integrate product and system installations including battery storage and ancillary systems.







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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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