A new and exciting opportunity to work within Parker Hannifin, Team Valley. During the course of the apprenticeship, students will work towards achieving their qualification supported by their line manager in addition to their academic learning through their college or training provider and work-based assessor.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday -Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday, 8.00am - 1.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Guided by an experienced engineer, you will:

1. Electrical/electronic 

  • Create hardware specifications
  • Create theory of operation documents 
  • Create wiring diagrams 
  • Create bills of materials

2. Software

  • Create PLC based firmware
  • Create PCB based firmware

3. Build/Test

  • Assemble prototypes (wiring/soldering)
  • Test components and products 

4. Become competent in the use of appropriate engineering tools. 

The training you will be getting

Within the Level 3 Engineering Technician Standard you will be working towards the product design and development pathway.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Product  Design and Development
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential full-time position available upon completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9-4) Essential

About the employer

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Parker Hannifin provides expert industry knowledge, innovative engineering, and robust solutions for a cleaner, greener tomorrow. At Parker Hannifin, you have the individual scope for development to discover a broad range of topics and possibilities to which you can contribute your own ideas. Parker Hannifin is an equal opportunity employer and aware of its responsibility toward people with disabilities.




Dukesway , Team Valley Trading Estate


Tyne and Wear

NE11 0PZ

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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


Ian Wilkinson


0191 917 1097

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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