Apprentice Controls Engineer BGEN LIMITED

As an Apprentice Controls Engineer, you will design, build and maintain electrical control systems, design and develop control software. You will work on projects in different industry sectors. You will undertake a wide range of duties and training which will build on your academic qualifications to develop your practical skills.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Regular reviews, tracking performance and re-assessing salary in line with performance.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday; shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

During your apprenticeship, you will undertake a wide range of duties and training which will build on your academic qualifications to develop your practical skills. You will work closely and under the guidance of colleagues within the Engineering Team at our Stafford and Warrington offices.

In addition, you will be required to register with the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET),, and will be encouraged to work towards incorporated (IEng) or chartered (CEng) engineer status, where appropriate.

You will be encouraged to continue to develop your practical skills and knowledge through on-the-job training, further education and CPD opportunities. Your training will involve you working across all areas of the department. During your time in each area you will have deliverables and objectives to achieve.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely attendance to courses as agreed with management. Ensure that any work is completed to a satisfactory standard and handed in on time
  • Ensure all training courses included in personal T&D Plan are attended / completed to a satisfactory standard
  • Ensure all agreed distance learning objectives are completed to a satisfactory standard
  • Attendance to other departments within BGEN in order to gain experience as deemed necessary by management
  • Demonstrate a desire to progress within the Division. Pursue membership of relevant Professional body (ie IET) and demonstrate ambition to work towards Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status
  • Ensure Engineering and Design activities meets all national and international standards, clients requirements and ‘best’ engineering practice
  • Monitor/plan projects to ensure completed to time and budget
  • Production of network design specifications, configuration of managed switches, factory testing, site testing and site based commissioning
  • Production of functional design specifications, configuration of PLC and SCADA packages, factory testing, site testing and site based commissioning
  • Working proactively as part of a team from different engineering disciplines to ensure that planned work schedules and targets are met
  • Attending meetings, writing reports and giving presentations to colleagues, managers and clients

The training you will be getting

  • Apprentices will undertake a level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Intergrated Degree) Apprenticeship. The training will be delivered by Staffordshire University. 
  • Teaching will be a mix of on the job and off the job training delivered face to face in university and online weekly sessions. The programme is delivered using a blended learning model.
  • Apprentices will attend university for 1 week block of study per semester each academic year.
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve their BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Option to be kept on after completion of the apprenticeship programme
  • Regular reviews, tracking performance and re-assessing salary in line with performance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Team working, Self-motivation, Good interpersonal skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent have/expect 3 A Levels or a Level 3 Qualification (Grade 104 UCAS points) Essential

Things to consider

Ability and willingness to travel to different offices and client sites.

About the employer

For over 100 years, we’ve applied the best of engineering and technology to help us solve complex challenges. We do this for clients in a wide range of disciplines and sectors, both at home and around the world. Today, we’re pushing established boundaries – searching for new, exciting and sustainable ways to solve the engineering challenges of the modern world. We call this approach: next generation engineering. Because we hire and develop the smartest and most determined people, we can tailor highly advanced engineering solutions. We never stand still: we are curious, with plenty of initiative and a deep-rooted instinct for problem-solving. We are proud of the way our self-delivery can increase your project efficiency, minimise your risks, and improve your outcomes. That means full project ownership, accountability and cost assurance, and consistently high standards. In other words, we bring certainty in an uncertain world.




3 Hargreaves Court

Dyson Way

Staffordshire Technology Park

ST18 0WN

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Training provider


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 Recruitment Team

0800 169 2148

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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