Engineering Technician Apprentice Husco

Husco provides individuals the opportunity to pursue a career within a fast-paced, industry leading and entrepreneurial organization. Engineering Technicians work closely with our Design team to support innovative new designs and customer applications, switching gears quickly to build prototypes and execute diagnostic tests as needed.

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

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 4.45pm, Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm - with 30 minute unpaid break per day.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Understanding of Hydraulic Principles and Husco Products
  • Becomes familiar with hydraulic circuit types and has a working knowledge of Open Center and Closed Center valves
  • Develops understanding of Load Sense and Pressure Compensated variants and basic electrical circuits
  • Able to review and understand hydraulic schematics and blueprints
  • Data Collection, Analysis of Performance, and Presentation of data
  • Analyse, test, troubleshoot and repair new or existing hardware, software, vehicle, electronic or manufacturing designs or processes
  • Perform testing with attention to detail to assure safety for themselves and people adjacent to the area 
  • Cognisant of valve performance as tests progress to efficiently spot and evaluate product performance issues before moving on to subsequent testing
  • Has an understanding of data being collected and maintain test setups to assure resolution and accuracy
  • Maintain accurate records of testing performed
  • Prepare formal technical reports and basic data reduction/analysis
  • Present data clearly in formats as specified by the work order originator
  • Can communicate effectively with Engineering
  • On and offsite customer machine evaluations
  • Operation and testing of customer supplied vehicles
  • Aware of surroundings and external conditions to assure safety for themselves and people adjacent to machinery
  • Has fabrication skills allowing for modification of hydraulic circuits and installation of prototype valving
  • Familiar with the use and maintenance of portable data acquisition equipment
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner when interfacing with customers
  • Build & Test Design Prototypes
  • Work closely with Design Engineers to perform the following tasks: read blue prints, check drawings, assemble specified prototypes, order experimental parts, complete tolerance stacks, understand testing needs, set-up and execute required testing, and record accurate test data  
    Troubleshoot & Debug Prototype Assembly & Test Failures
  • Take a hands-on problem-solving approach for prototype assembly and test complications
  • This requires solid understanding of full product design, strong knowledge of testing techniques, and ability to determine root cause of failure
  • Design & Build Test Fixtures
  • Design and build special test fixtures and processes to meet engineering needs and specifications

The training you will be getting

Training will be delivered through day release training at Riverside College, with additional on-the-job training and off-job training within the workplace.

The successful candidate will achieve:

  • An employer approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of an apprenticeship, the successful candidate can continue to develop experience and competence as an Engineering Technician
  • Further career routes, with additonal qualifications, can include Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering or Quality

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Husco is a privately-owned company specializing in high performance hydraulic and electro-mechanical components. We have over 75 years of experience designing and manufacturing components for Automotive and Off-Highway applications, and we pride ourselves on our collaborative relationships with our customers.




6 Rivington Road

Whitehouse Industrial Estate



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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 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

Apply online. Shortlisted candidates will be invited on site for interview.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Jun 2024