Apprentice Scientific Instrument Engineering Technician FMB OXFORD LTD

The vacancy is for an apprentice to train as a Scientific Instrument Technician. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain valuable scientific knowledge and experience of scientific instrumentation and its applications, at the same time gaining recognised engineering qualifications.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    FMB Oxford operates a Flexible Hours Scheme, allowing a choice of start and finish times to suit individual requirements. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 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

Working alongside FMB Technicians and Engineers, the apprentice will train in the skills required for the assembly and test of components, sub-assemblies and final product to agreed specifications, quality and time / cost objectives.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manufacture components, fixtures and test equipment to specifications
  • Participate in improvement projects and problem solving activities
  • Communicate professionally
  • Maintain plant, test equipment and tools in good working order

The training you will be getting

Qualifications included:

  • Engineering Technician - Apprenticeship Standard
  • Company Training Plan
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Foundation Competencies (full time at college for Year 1)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge (1 day per week for 2 years at college)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Development Competence (workplace)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - maths (if required)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - English (if required)
  • End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Development in the role of Technician could offer world-wide travel opportunities for installation of the systems. With time and experience, there is potential to secure roles such as Senior Technician and Production Leader.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Interest in Engineering, Time Management


GCSE or equivalent A min of 5 GCSE's inc English, Science & Maths (Grade 5-9 C-A) Essential

Things to consider

To be able to travel to and from work place and college.

About the employer

FMB Oxford is a recognised and established leader in the supply of beamline components to the scientific community, specialising in the design, assembly, test, installation and commissioning of high value systems. With over 25 years’ experience in the global synchrotron industry, FMB has built an extensive product range and continues to work with its customers and community experts to expand and develop this range to provide new solutions capable of supporting the increasing demands of the scientific community. Continual investment in new production and test facilities, together with the recruitment of key staff, ensure that FMB Oxford remains at the forefront of beamline technology and supply.








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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


Sally Parr

07879 128768

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

Click on the link or copy and paste into your browser. To apply for FMB Oxford please fill out an application form.

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024