Automation Engineering Apprentice AMAZON UK SERVICES LTD.

We are offering a 48 month degree level apprenticeship in Automation & Controls. Day to day you will: Work in a hands-on manner to actively monitor, fault find and repair systems. Participate in or own continuous improvement projects. Support the installation and commission of new equipment. Study for your apprenticeship qualification.

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

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Closing date: 15 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £28,943.00

  • Working week

    In year 1 you will work Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm, in years 2-4 you will likely be working a Monday to Friday day shift pattern however there may be the requirement to work some night and weekend shifts. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000230473

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will build your skills over a 48-month period - starting in September 2024 including:

  • Classroom training and workshops hosted offsite
  • Fault find and repair automation systems
  • Optimise automation systems
  • Programme automation systems using PLC's

The training you will be getting

Control technical support engineer

Year 1 is full-time residential (classroom) training at one of our training provider facilities. As a result, you may be required to work away from home Monday to Friday each week during term time (costs will be supported by Amazon), combined with short periods working at one of our operations warehouses. This will give you a thorough and detailed insight into the work of the RME team, as well as the basic skills necessary before working autonomously on our site equipment. Years 2 and 3 will comprise block release training at one of our training provider facilities where you will study for a Foundation Degree in controls engineering, and on-the-job training in a Fulfilment Centre among our team of technicians and engineers. In year 4, you will complete a substantial work-based project and attend university on block release to achieve your full degree qualification (which will be awarded along with the apprenticeship certificate on completion of the End Point Assessment for the apprenticeship).

Not only will you receive invaluable learning, development and professional experience, but you will also gain a number of externally recognised qualifications and your bachelor’s degree.

On completion successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be eligible to apply for Automation Engineering roles within the RME team.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Not only will you receive invaluable learning, development and professional experience, but you will also gain a number of externally recognised qualifications and your bachelor’s degree.

On completion successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be eligible to apply for Automation Engineering roles within the RME team.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade A-C) Desired
A Level or equivalent STEM subject (other than Maths) (Grade A-C) Desired

Things to consider

Applicants must be able to commit to spending the first academic year at a training centre in Birmingham full time during the working week. Amazon will pay for the accommodation and reasonable additional living expenses during this time.

About the employer

Amazon offers a range of opportunities to suit candidates with different backgrounds, qualifications and career aspirations. That is why we believe it is the perfect place to learn new skills. We believe that building a culture that is welcoming and inclusive is integral to people doing their best work and is essential to what we can achieve as a company. We take steps to ensure our colleagues have a sense of belonging, value, and opportunity.

Employer

AMAZON UK SERVICES LTD.

Address

Unit 2a,

Iport Ave,

Doncaster

DN11 0BF

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

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

Control systems 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


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Apr 2024