KUKA - Level 3 - Field Service & Maintenance Engineering Apprentice KUKA SYSTEMS UK LIMITED

To provide all Production delivery aspects changing Fit, Form and Function to the Product Realisation process also Facilitate Maintenance of Production Plant & Equipment for KUKA Systems Ltd and to provide fault finding and maintenance of robotic automation equipment for KUKA Robotics UK Ltd.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    In addition to the salary you will receive: 1. Pension 2. Healthcare and Medical 3. Wellbeing support 4. PPE

  • Working week

    Mon - Fri - 8:30 - 16:30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

In the United Kingdom, KUKA operates from two locations in the West Midlands, Wednesbury and Halesowen. Each of these locations represents a KUKA division. In addition to sharing a region, the two locations have one other thing in common: their passion for KUKA as a company and its technological innovation

·         During your apprenticeship, you will be working towards the following competencies:

·         In depth support from specialists and Technical Mentors to support the apprentice in developing the skills required for a Field Service and Commissioning Engineers

·         Develop good General Engineering workshop equipment skills Turning, Milling, Grinding, Drilling to enable processing, fitting or assembling Mechanical features of new or Inservice products as required

·         Mechanical & Assembly hand fitting skills to produce and assemble components as required

·         An understanding of Machinery Fluid Systems (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) and the pipe fitting skills to facilitate addition of these features to new or in-service machines

·         To have a good understanding of machinery Electrical architecture (Cabling, Trucking, Conduit, and Panel Assembly to facilitate installation and maintenance of these features on new or inservice machines as required

·         Develop knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s, being skilled in the use of PLC diagnostic tools to effect root cause analysis and implement countermeasure repairs

·         Gain knowledge of Product and Material British Standards and other relevant Regulations applicable to the role

·         A clear understanding and interpretation of Mechanical, Electrical, PLC, Hydraulic & Pneumatic Drawings and other product related documentation, to enable processing, fitting or assembling of Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic features of new or in-service machine

The training you will be getting

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us, which are fully paid for, including: 

● Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)  – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham in year 1
● Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 
● Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
● In house training in line with your requirements.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Qualified Field Service Engineer.
  • International travel (KUKA Systems UK Ltd), UK Travel (KUKA Robotics UK Ltd)
  • Progression into various roles and engineering routes.

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, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

• British National Citizenship • Must be willing to Travel to undertake role.

About the employer

KUKA is an internationally active company with sales of around 3 billion euro. Every day, roughly 13,200 KUKA employees at our headquarters in Augsburg and around the world work to ensure that we remain one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions. Our international customers come from, among other sectors, the automotive industry and general industry. KUKA offers you everything from a single source, from the individual components to fully automated systems. Gold Standard Accredited Kitemark Employer Europe’s biggest Producer of Industrial Robots / Automation and Global Leader in Large Friction Welders International Travel




19 Hereward Rise


B62 8AN

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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


Make UK Recruitment Team



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

To Apply, follow the link to Make UK's recruitment portal

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jun 2024