Production Engineering (PCBA Builder) Apprentice OSI (HOLDINGS) COMPANY LIMITED

Do you want a career in Engineering? OSI Electronics in St Neots will provide the skills to be proficient within their production team, to learn the skills of PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly). Build and solder circuit boards and become a member of the team as their Production Engineering (PCBA Builder) Apprentice.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Thurs 7:30am - 4:00pm Fri 7:30am-1:30pm

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

OSI Electronics are based in St Neots and from design, prototype and PCB assembly to volume box builds, they make electronic products for the UK and overseas markets. They now need an apprentice to join their busy team. Within their production team you will learn the skills in PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly). The purpose is to build and solder circuit boards, to work within a flow line, inspection, and re-works. You will learn about their products and customers, with the opportunity to progress to other areas within the production team. You will work towards the responsibility of a PCBA Builder, working within the PCBA process, hand assembly, electronics, electro-mechanical circuit board assemblies. To include: board building, hand soldering, rework and inspection on printed circuit boards. You will be populating PCBAs with through hole components within pre-flow process while adhering to production documentation and component kit prep and PCB cropping within the pre-flow process. You will set up equipment needed to assemble the printed circuit assemblies. i.e. ladder racks and assembly frames, hand soldering through-hole components within hand-assembly process. Operating cropping and repaneling machines as well as PCBA cleaning and perform basic troubleshooting protocols and rework for non-conforming units. And carry out normal assembly tasks as required. You will need the ability to be flexible and handle priority changes as they occur.

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

  • Level 2 Engineering Operative - Electrical Pathway - Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon completion, the successful candidate could have a career within OSI Electronics

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

communication skills, hardworking, team player, willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 3 (A* to D)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 3 (A* to D)) Desired

Things to consider

This position is based in Eaton Socon, you must be able to get to work and Bedford College for the college release aspect of the apprenticeship. Candidates must carry out an initial interview with a member of Tresham College. Only candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.

About the employer

For over 35 years, OSI Electronics has provided Manufacturing Solutions of the highest quality, reliability, and customer support. We specialize in customized Manufacturing Solutions with the portfolio of services, capabilities, and factory locations needed to provide our customers with a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.




5, Marlborough Road

Colmworth Business Park

Eaton Socon

PE19 8YP

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023