Engineering Technician Apprentice SOIL MACHINE DYNAMICS LIMITED

Join our team as an Engineering Technician Apprentice. At SMD, innovation meets excellence. You will learn to assemble cutting-edge Electrical Equipment, contributing to our legacy of pioneering technology for challenging subsea environments. Be part of a team shaping the future of engineering with safety, efficiency, and sensitivity.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note, the apprentice national minimum wage rises on 1st of April 2024 to £6.40 an hour.

    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 (6:30am - 3:30pm). Lunch is provided everyday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Perform assembly tasks for a variety of Electrical Equipment following set guidelines.
  • Gain practical experience in working safely and efficiently within an engineering assembly environment.
  • Conduct regular assessments and checks to ensure work meets quality standards and learn from feedback.
  • Interpret parts lists and drawings to assemble components accurately.
  • Ensure correct assembly of all electrical assemblies and sub-assemblies, including cable stripping, crimping, and termination.
  • Engage in continuous improvement activities to enhance assembly processes and product quality.
  • Proactively follow directions from Trainers or Team Leaders to complete tasks effectively.
  • Conduct testing of sub-assemblies and systems to ensure functionality and quality assurance.

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards a full Level 3 Engineering Technician standard. You will either be released to college 1 day a week or spend the first year of your course at college. All other training will take place at the employers premises.
  • 20% of your normal working hours will be spend doing off-the-job training, which includes attending technical courses, workshops, and shadowing experienced Engineering Technicians.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity to stay on in a full-time, permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

Consider how you will get to work everyday.

About the employer

For 50 years, SMD has partnered with pioneers in industry and science to take technology and engineering to places that people have never been. We specialise in the design, manufacture and deployment of remotely operated and autonomous power and control solutions. They help our partners around the globe to harness the potential of the most challenging subsea environments with maximum safety, efficiency and sensitivity.




Turbinia Works Davy Bank


NE28 6UZ

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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


Sophie Gray

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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