Apprentice Electromechanical Engineer ENIGMA AUTOMATION LTD

We have an exciting opportunity to join Enigma Automation as we look to strengthen our in-house Engineer team based in Soham, near Ely in Cambridgeshire.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National Pension Scheme, Free Parking, Free Refreshments.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00, 30 minutes unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Apprentice Engineer at Technical Level 3 is a crucial member of our engineering team, responsible for supporting various engineering projects and tasks. With close mentoring support, this individual will work under the guidance of senior engineers and will apply their technical knowledge to assist in the design, development, testing, and maintenance of our products/systems.

Assist in Product Development:

• Collaborate with senior engineers in the design and development of new products or enhancements to existing ones.

• Contribute to the creation of detailed engineering drawings, schematics, and specifications.


• CNC and manual machining

• Reading and interpreting detailed drawings

• Fitting and assembly

• Fabrication

• Material specification


• Wiring of electrical panels

• Piping and wiring of machine frames and cells

• Termination practices

• Reading and interpreting electrical schematics

• Testing and fault finding


• Machine fault finding through program analysis.

• PLC programming

• HMI design

• Remote support


• Site support for customers

• Training customers

• Servicing machinery

• Responding to breakdowns both onsite and remotely

• Fault finding

Compliance and Safety:

• Ensure that all engineering activities comply with relevant industry standards, regulations, and safety protocols.

• Participate in safety training programs and maintain a safe work environment.

The training you will be getting

The practical period is the time dedicated to the development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours for your apprenticeship which includes the following components;

• Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation


• Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

• Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support

• Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge). 

The apprenticeship will involve attending college during term time.

In year 1, day release is 3 days in-college and with regular work-based assessments conducted by the College Assessor. In Years 2 and 3, day release is 1 day in-college, then into the 4th year is workplace for End Point Assessment stage.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The goal of this role is to create a well-rounded electromechanical engineer that will compliment our team and help us to produce innovative automated equipment across a wide range of sectors, with career opportunities for the successful applicant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Eager to learn, Ethusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

The role has many other benefits that will teach the candidate skills that will be vital to self-growth; • Foreign travel • Customer facing • Managing own workload • Liaising with multiple senior parties both internal and external.

About the employer

Enigma Automation is at the forefront of industrial Automation, creating a vast range of bespoke turnkey automation solutions. Working in partnership with our customers, Enigma Automation delivers innovative solutions to the technical challenges we are presented with. Blending complementary technologies and working with some of the best-known brands across a wide variety of industries, we produce automation excellence, solving complex engineering challenges that others cannot or will not tackle. We pull on a wealth of inhouse knowledge and expertise which have been gathered over decades of working within the automation industry. We provide a fully comprehensive design and build service for industrial automation to suit a wide range of applications, we are specialists at robotic integration with a wealth of knowledge in robot programming and application on a wide range of platforms, and we take care of the whole process and guide our clients right the way though from the preliminary costing and assessment phase, through to the end product being installed or delivered, allowing our clients to focus on core business operations with piece of mind.




Unit 8

Northfield Business Park



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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


01223 418778

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

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