Robot Programming Technician Apprentice J.C. BAMFORD EXCAVATORS LIMITED

Over 3 years, this apprenticeship will equip you for a lifetime of forward thinking engineering work within a global manufacturing business.

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

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • We’ll show you in depth how we write programmes to control robots confidently to carry out different applications such as, welding, handling and sealing - all which contribute to our manufacturing process to ensure quality new JCB products
  • You’ll see how we continuously improve our processes through the automation and introduction of new products to the robot systems working alongside our Engineering department
  • You’ll gain knowledge on how to monitor and improve overall quality performance, attending production meetings to ensure issues are contained, investigated and resolved, analysing opportunities for improvements are identified, through utilising cutting- edge technology
  • Real, technical skills learned in an accessible, practical way designed to get you thinking creatively about all our processes

The training you will be getting

  • Engineering Technician, Level: 3
  • The JCB Academy
  • 1 Day per week 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will likely move into a Robot Programmer role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 4 GCSE'S including Maths, English and Science (Grade C/4 Or above) Essential

About the employer

JCB is a world-class, family-owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further.




Lakeside Works



ST14 5JP

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Dec 2023