Apprentice Electrical Electronics Engineering Technician


Greater Manchester, M13 9PL

Closes in 4 days (Friday 26 July)

Posted on 28 June 2024


The Technical Apprenticeship Programme will provide you with the ability to become the best version of yourself, taking your career with full support to the next level. As an Electronics Technician at The University of Manchester you will work in modern workshops and laboratories with state-of-art equipment and highly skilled colleagues.

Annual wage
£22,214 a year

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

Training course
Embedded electronic systems design and development engineer (degree) (level 6)
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (variable times to suit workplace requirements), 1 hour for lunch.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September


3 Years

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

In addition to your level 6 apprenticeship qualification. We offer a unique programme filled to the brim with hands-on training and a range of industry-leading qualifications from producing components, assembling and testing circuits, producing CAD drawings, to through-hole and surface mount soldering skills, all whilst embedding knowledge through an Honours Degree in Electronics or Electrical & Electronic Engineering. All training undertaken will provide you with the skills, experience, and qualifications to develop professional etiquette and performance in a highly competitive sector. 

You will spend a mixture of time working alongside a block and day release course to gain the technical skills required to carry out your duties as a Level 6 Electrical Electronics Engineering Technician. We will provide you with all the necessary tools and equipment, uniform, and robust training to make this the apprenticeship of your choice. 

Where you’ll work

Oxford Road


Greater Manchester

M13 9PL


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

Embedded electronic systems design and development engineer (degree) (level 6)

Equal to degree

Course contents
  • Design functional electronic systems and circuits from component level
  • Utilise modern CAD technology to implement circuit design with understanding of considerations for heat dissipation, electrical interference and other industry specific considerations affecting layout
  • Write and document structured code to comply with industry norms and to allow others to understand and subsequently maintain/modify the code
  • Utilise modelling techniques for circuit design, embedded software development and thermal management
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practice of design for market, design for manufacturability, design for testability and design for maintainability
  • Ability to develop a test plan for a product that they have developed
  • Ability to explain the process by which a product is introduced into production, including what aspects are discussed at what stage and with whom and how development gateways work
  • Ability to develop a basic project plan including resource planning, time planning, use of contingencies etc. Also techniques for predicting pinch points and strategies for timescale recovery
  • Awareness of international standards and compliance requirements for the products designed by the employer. Ability to discuss the differences between legislative and non-legislative requirements
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of basic business fundamentals including costs, overheads, gross margin, net margin, profit, and cash
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness and understanding of basic health and safety principles both in the general workplace and specific to electronic circuit design
  • 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 4 or equivalent)
    • Mathematics (grade 4 or equivalent)
    • Any (grade 104 UCAS points)

    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
    • Number skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Strong work-ethic
    • Independent working
    • Desire to progress
    • Passion for electronics

    Other requirements

    We are strongly committed to promoting equality, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and encourage all applicants to apply. Our university is positive about flexible working, blended working arrangements may be considered.

    About this company

    One of the world’s leading universities built on research and teaching practices, coupled with one of the most respected apprenticeship programmes in the UK. Our programme builds its success’s year-on-year and continues to develop, matching the needs of the university and our community. We are proud of our strong reputation, supporting each of our apprentices with individualised training, specialised projects, and targeted development to build a future career at the cutting edge of technology. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Upon completion of the apprenticeship in 3 years’ time, you will have a portfolio of key electronic engineering skills and a wealth of varied, relevant experience.

    Most apprentices are successful in securing a role with the university or choose to continue their academic studies. Opportunities to progress onto a higher apprenticeship or degree apprenticeship exist for high-performing candidates upon completion of their first apprenticeship with us. Whilst we cannot guarantee a permanent position at the University of Manchester, we endeavour to match apprentices with appropriate vacancies and support them through the entire application process.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261272.

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    Closes in 4 days (Friday 26 July)

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