Electro-Mechanical Apprentice


Blyth, NE24 4RF

Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 23 May 2024


This training program is designed to enable apprentices to learn the knowledge and skills for a range of Electro-Mechanical engineering roles across Tharsus. The Electro-Mechanical Apprentice will form an integral element of workforce succession planning and future business requirements and up-skilling of organisational engineering capabilities.

Annual wage
£12,979.20 to £23,200.32 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Engineering technician (level 3)
Monday – Thursday 8am-4:30pm Friday 8am-3:30pm

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


3 Years 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Our apprentices will attain a level 3 Engineering technician qualification. Training associated to this qualification will take place in our premises. Formal training will be completed at the Ashington Campus, one day per week.

Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
Role Profile

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost within High Value Manufacturing environments. Typically the work would cover a broad range of activities include installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment. This requires the application of a complex blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.

Specific Specialist Knowledge and Skills

Specific Specialist Knowledge:

understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a mechatronics maintenance environment and the type of equipment being maintained
understand mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and process control principles in a mechatronics maintenance environment
understand how equipment being maintained functions and operating parameters in individual components and how they interact
understand fault diagnostic methods, techniques and equipment used when maintaining equipment and systems
understand condition monitoring methods and equipment used and understand how the information gained supports the planning of maintenance activities
understand how to minimise machinery downtime by implementing planned preventative maintenance programmes
Specific Specialist Skills:

read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to maintain components, equipment and systems
carry out condition monitoring of plant and equipment
carry out planned maintenance activities on plant and equipment
carrying out complex fault diagnosis and repair activities on high technology engineered systems such as:Maintaining mechanical equipment
Maintaining fluid & pneumatic power equipment
Maintaining electrical & electronic equipment
Maintaining process control equipment
carrying out confirmation testing and subsequent smooth hand over of equipment & plant support the installation, testing and commissioning of equipment (where applicable).
contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures
Mandatory Qualifications

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) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
Plus one of the following

Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology (QCF) – for starts up to June 2017 only
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies (QCF) - for starts up to June 2017 only
Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – for all starts from 1st July 2017

Our onboarding process is very thorough, apprentices will complete electrical and mechanical workmanship packs. These cover a wide range of technical skills and knowledge.

Where you’ll work

Coniston Road,


NE24 4RF


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Engineering technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents

Your training plan

This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


Essential qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • English (grade 9-4 or A*-C)
  • Maths (grade 9-4 or A*-C)

Desirable qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • Science (grade 9-4 or A*-C)

Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


  • Communication skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Initiative

About this company

At Tharsus we engineer progress through technology innovation. We create tech solutions that set new standards delivering outstanding design and advanced manufacturing to revolutionise our customers’ markets. Focusing our efforts on Electrification, Automation, and Industrials market segments

https://tharsus.com/ (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

Ultimately this role will lead to a career as an Engineer. After successful completion of level 3, we will support apprentices with further education to degree level.

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The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000251993.

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Closes on Friday 30 August

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