Apprentice Manufacturing Engineer OXFORD INSTRUMENTS PLC

An Apprenticeship at Oxford Instruments will kickstart your career! Rather than desk-defined duties and repetitive routines, we’ll embrace your curiosity and tenacity and empower you to engage and problem-solve. We’ll drive your learning and career development by supporting your active engagement in meetings, teamwork, and tangible problem-solving.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,000.00

  • Working week

    Full time role 37 hrs per week 7.5 hrs per day from Monday to Thursday, 5 hrs on Friday. All shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000243124

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Be an employee, not just an apprentice. A Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship doesn’t have to mean ticking off tasks in a boxed-off, pigeon-hole role. Instead of being left to your own devices, let’s kickstart your career working at the heart of cutting-edge technical devices.

In Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, you’ll be in the thick of exciting, evolving technology at a global manufacturing business driving solutions across microchip technology, quantum computing, biomedical devices, renewable energy, battery-powered cars, and much more.

Rather than desk-defined duties and repetitive routines, we’ll embrace your curiosity and tenacity and empower you to engage and problem-solve. We’ll drive your learning and career development by supporting your active engagement in meetings, teamwork, and tangible problem-solving.

As a Manufacturing Degree Engineer with Oxford Instruments, your daily duties would include:

  • Combining your college studies, office based and practical training. Alongside skilled professionals, you’ll work on our documentation and practically on our systems. You’ll have hands on experience and be empowered to query and question.
  • Adding ideas and knowledge to our design process and manufacturing ability and our operational practices and techniques, you’ll soon be a proactive, autonomous, and hands-on contributor to the productionisation of semiconductor tool manufacturing.
  • Your motivation and ambition to both challenge and be challenged will be harnessed, not restricted. A key contributor to improving the quality of our offering, you’ll help to solve tangible engineering and technical problems.

This is a great time to join our business. Amid double-turnover growth ambitions, we’re also on the cusp of moving to a brand-new site comprising a clean environment, science and development labs, open-air spaces, onsite parking, and a full catering service.

The training you will be getting

Manufacturing Engineer (Level 6) Apprenticeship Standard. 

  • Level 2 knowledge and competence
  • Level 4 knowledge and competence
  • Level 6 knowledge and competence
  • 20% off the job training
  • End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Permanent position at Oxford Instruments.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Professional manner, Commitment to learning, Understanding of engineering

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 relevant A Level subjects or a relevant BTEC (Grade C or above) Essential

About the employer

Oxford Instruments plc is a leading provider of high-technology products and services to the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities. Our core purpose is to enable a greener, healthier, more connected advanced society. We are proud to be recognized as the leaders in what we do and for the difference we make in the world.

Employer

OXFORD INSTRUMENTS PLC

Address

WESTERN APPROACH DISTRIBUTION PARK

SEVERN BEACH

Bristol

BS35 2FH

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Training

Training provider

WESTON COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

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

Contact

Chloe Webb

chloe.webb@weston.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Manufacturing 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


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