Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship SONOMATIC LIMITED

Sonomatic, a leader in automated ultrasonic inspection, is searching for a Maintenance & Manufacturing Apprentice. You'll assemble complex mechanisms, use cutting-edge tech, and solve problems hands-on. Earn while you learn with an accredited apprenticeship and enjoy competitive pay, flexible hours, and more.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 5.00pm, with 1-hour lunch break taken between 11.00am and 2.00pm. After a probationary 6-month period, if deemed suitable; flexible working hours will be offered. These are to be taken around core hours of 10.00am and 3.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    44 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Sonomatic can provide you with an opportunity to get hands on with:

  • Cable termination: Terminate various cable types, including motor cables, ultrasonic extensions, and ROV Umbilical’s.
  • Assembly and Wiring: Build, wire, and test subsea and topside motors for our campaigns, Build and wire testing systems for
    onsite kit testing, Wire various probes.
  • Potting of cables and probes for subsea use.
  • Pressure Testing: Conduct pressure testing of motors and cabling to ensure suitability for harsh environments
  • Engineering administration including risk assessments, purchasing, BOM, making operation manuals.
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Other tasks may involve:

  • Carrying out work designated by Lead Engineers or Managers
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures e.g., health
    and safety, training & development, quality, disciplinary &
    grievance, and timekeeping & attendance etc.
  • To carry out any other tasks to meet the needs of the business.

The training you will be getting

  • Working towards Level 3 Maintenance, Operations and Engineering Technician qualification whilst attending Warrington & Vale Royal College 1 day a week for day release. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Subject to the candidate successfully completing the apprenticeship and demonstrating a competence for the role, they will be offered a permanent position becoming a Workshop Technician, they will be responsible for all aspects of project delivery, from assembling and testing equipment, to ordering, packing, and shipping to project sites. You will also be able to use your expertise to identify and rectify equipment issues.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Sonomatic is a fast-paced environment, with considerable responsibility being put onto each member of the team’s shoulders, we are looking for someone who can learn quickly and is enthusiastic.

About the employer

Sonomatic is a leading provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections and integrity engineering services. They specialise in the design, development, and application of advanced automated ultrasonic inspection solutions, and combine this with data science and cutting-edge integrity engineering capabilities to provide clients with a world-class inspection service. In simpler terms, they help companies ensure the safety and reliability of their structures and equipment without causing any damage. They are global leaders in their field and offer exciting opportunities for those interested in NDT, engineering, and technology.




Unit 719

Eddington Way, Birchwood



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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


Georgia Bramhall

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations 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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