Electrical & Electronic Engineering Degree Apprenticeship CORE CONTROL SOLUTIONS LTD

During your apprenticeship at Core Control Solutions, you will be working with a team of engineers on live control system projects. You will be a fundamental part of the team and have opportunities to be involved in the design, production, testing and site commissioning stages. You will gain valuable hands-on experience from concept to completion.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Flexible holidays – 32 days annual leave including bank holidays • Your birthday off with pay • Free use of the company’s onsite gym • £500 leisure benefit

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice engineer at Core Controls, you will have a training programme which is tailored to your interests and personal development needs. We offer learning opportunities in our Project Engineering department, our System Support Engineering department, and our company workshop.

These opportunities include, but are not limited to:

•           Delivering turnkey projects from concept to handover

•           Design and implementation of PLC Software

•           Design and implementation of SCADA Software

•           Design of system networks

•           Design of control panels

•           Project lifecycle documentation (FDS, FAT, SAT, O&Ms etc.)

•           In-House factory testing

•           On-site commissioning and final site acceptance testing

Working for Core Control Solutions you will be using the very latest technology including IoT, LoRaWAN, AWS, MS Azure and cloud-based technologies.

You will have a one-to-one mentor to support you and ensure your personal development needs are met. 

The training you will be getting

  • The degree award is BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • You will be required to attend Sheffield Hallam University on day release.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once you have completed your apprenticeship there are a number of progression opportunities at Core Controls. We will continue to develop your skills to help you build a successful career. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


A Level or equivalent Maths, Science or Engineering (Grade BBC / Distinction Merit Merit) Essential

Things to consider

As an apprentice you are a fundamental and valued member of our team. Like all employees you are entitled to the following benefits: • Flexible holidays – 32 days annual leave including bank holidays • Flexi Time working hours • Your birthday off with pay • Free use of the company’s onsite gym • Care First – Employee wellbeing programme • £500 leisure benefit

About the employer

Core Control Solutions are an independently owned technical engineering company specialising in high integrity control and communication systems across a broad range of industries. Based in Derby, central to the UK, we work both nationally and globally providing high quality, cost effective solutions to a vast spectrum of clients including many large blue chip companies and government agencies. Founded in January 2008 by co-owner directors Mark Brown and Shaun Bye we have grown progressively into a team of 20+ highly motivated and skilled professionals working as a close knit team. We design, build and integrate solutions across many different industries, and from smaller projects right through to budgets over £2.5M. We apply the same ethos to all our projects - whether it is controlling the application of chocolate to your favourite biscuit, or controlling 33KV substations feeding power to critical infrastructure such as airports or sea ports. We care about what we do, and we are proud that our clients recognise that and continue to work with us on new projects.








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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


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Apprenticeship standard

Embedded electronic systems design and development engineer (degree)

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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