Technical Assistant Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship SYNOPTIX LTD

A Technical Assistant Level 6 Degree Apprentice is required. This is an exciting and challenging role for an individual who wishes to develop their engineering skills and progress their career. You will support internal and innovative projects, co-ordinate the work package delivery for customers and apply knowledge of new and emerging technologies including cyber security. Duties include: supporting internal Synoptix Projects Project co-ordination in support of work package delivery for customers.

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Closing date: 03 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. 8.30am - 5.00pm. 1 hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Daily duties:

  • Support to internal Synoptix Projects
  • Project co-ordination in support of work package delivery for customers
  • Contributing to innovation projects and applying knowledge of new and emerging technologies including cyber security
  • Support to Synoptix STEM activities
  • General business support

The successful candidate will be exposed to all areas of Synoptix business.  

The training you will be getting

  • Digital & Technology Solutions Level 6 (Degree Apprenticeship). This comprises four years of funded academic study and workplace training, resulting in a BSc (hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree
  • Weekly attendance at University Centre Weston (UCW).
  • Synoptix offers training throughout the scheme which aims to provide apprentices with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career as a Systems Engineer. This will include introductions to Systems Engineering practises and developing an understanding on how to maximise business opportunities through the application of Systems Engineering excellence
  • Synoptix has a broad depth of highly skilled engineers who are able to provide expertise in key Systems Engineering tools including Model-Based Systems Engineering and Requirements Management.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Our intention is to offer our apprentices a permanent role at the end of the degree and develop their career as a Systems Engineer
  • This may include the opportunity to continue education to Masters and Chartered Engineer and beyond
  • Generous salary review after first year and annual increases based on performance throughout programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Resilience, Diplomatic, Proactive, A passion for Engineering, Awareness Systems Engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
A Level or equivalent IT (Grade C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade C) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent IT (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Apprentices should have three A Levels at grade C or above, preferably in related subjects such as mathematics, science, and IT or a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM, or other qualifications equivalent to 96 UCAS tariff points. We are looking for driven, independent candidates who will expect to have an early impact on our business. You will need to develop a resilient character with an ability to be diplomatic but also be able to deliver robust coherent arguments. Synoptix continues to grow, working with our key customers to deliver critical projects. So, you will be joining our business at a time of growth, and you will be offered early opportunities to build your engineering experience in a variety of areas.

About the employer

Synoptix is a specialist Systems Engineering consultancy based in Bristol. We apply Systems Engineering methodology to support our clients in developing and realising some of industries’ most exciting, complex and safety critical systems. Ranging from submarines to fighter jets, communication systems to information systems and Cyber Security and AI, Synoptix work across a vast range of domains and technology areas, supporting all phases of the engineering lifecycle. We are rapidly becoming recognised as one of the UK’s most capable suppliers of systems engineering expertise and know-how. We have built up an enviable customer base in the UK Defence Industry supporting numerous organisations both in the Public and Private sector in Land, Sea and Air. We have a diverse portfolio; supporting innovation by collaborating with a number of academic institutions, to applying systems engineering principles to help deliver large and complex engineering programmes.





The Crescent

Bristol Business Park

BS16 1EJ

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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


Naomi Judge

Apprenticeship standard

Digital and technology solutions professional

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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

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