Apprentice Engineer



Closes in 4 days (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 4 July 2024


We are looking for a bright, energetic and enthusiastic Apprentice Engineer to join our team. The role includes the day-to-day support of both engineering and production projects in order to meet the output forecast of Linwave Technology.

Annual wage
£16,000 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Engineering fitter (level 3)
Nominally 8.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Thursday with 1/2 hour for lunch. Earlier finish on Friday, nominally 12:30pm. Total hours per week: 38.5.

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


3 Years 9 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

The apprentice will work towards their Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Fitter Level 3

The successful candidate will be assigned a dedicated assessor who will provide support and guidance throughout the course.

This is a day release programme which means you will attend Lincoln/Newark College, 1 day per week, term time only. This will fall within your contracted working hours.

Course outline:

Engineering Fitter / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

You will receive the following training in addition to the Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Manual Handling
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Lean and 5S Awareness
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Product and process-specific practical training
  • In-house training on all company policies and procedures

Where you’ll work





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 fitter (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Reading, interpreting and understanding the component or assembly specification, diagrams, drawings and work instructions.
  • Planning component or assembly task – materials, tools and equipment.
  • Preparing work area for component or assembly task; sourcing required resources, tools and equipment.
  • Carry out relevant planning and preparation activities before commencing work activity and know how to source required resources and interpret detailed drawings, specifications and job instructions.
  • Checking tools during and after task completion; identifying and reporting defects.
  • Measuring and testing, checking or inspecting component or assembly for example; use of micrometers, verniers, multimeters, voltmeter.
  • Problem solving; analysing the issue and fixing the issue where appropriate.
  • Applying improvement techniques; recommending or implementing solutions where appropriate.
  • Communicating with colleagues or customers (internal or external).
  • Completing component or assembly documentation for example job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation.
  • Reporting work outcomes or issues.
  • Restoring the work area on completion of the activity; returning any resources and consumables to the appropriate location and house-keeping.
  • Disposing of waste in accordance with waste streams; re-cycling, re-using where appropriate.
  • Operating within limits of responsibility.
  • Operating in line with quality, health and safety and environmental policy and procedures; identifying risks and hazards and identifying control measures where applicable.
  • 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 and Maths (grade A*/9 - C/4)

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Science and 1 other subject (grade A*/9 - C/4)
    • Engineering (grade PASS)

    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
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    Your own transport is desirable, but not essential as we are located on a regular bus route.

    About this company

    Linwave Technology designs and manufactures microwave and RF components and subsystems in a seamless concept to finished product process. A full test and measurement capability extends to 94GHz and allows our manufacturing team to produce value added products designed to exceed customer expectations. Linwave’s design team utilises state-of-the-art microwave simulation tools for circuit modeling and optimisation to provide the robust product solutions our customers demand. A complete in house chip and wire assembly facility allows us to produce innovative products by utilising a chip and wire solution integrated with laminate based surface mount techniques. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Permanent position on successful completion of the Apprenticeship
    • Progression within the business is encouraged and supported through further training and development opportunities

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Margaret Davis

    01522 876284

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000259217.

    Apply now

    Closes in 4 days (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

    When you apply, you’ll be asked to sign in with a GOV.UK One Login. You can create one at the same time as applying for this apprenticeship.