Engineering Technician Apprentice ENVISION AESC UK LTD.

This opportunity is with our Maintenance team. Throughout your apprenticeship you will be trained in a variety of Engineering Skills including PLCs, welding, machining, electronics, business improvement techniques, and others via both on the job learning, and time at college.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Following completion of Year 1, apprentices will work a 4-shift rotation (x2 12-hour days, x2 12 hour nights, x4 rest days)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

AESC UK operates the UK’s only electric vehicle battery gigafactory in Sunderland and is the largest green energy business in the North East. You will join the world’s leading battery technology company and become part of our rapidly expanding business. Our Sunderland factory is one of 12 manufacturing sites across Europe, the US and Asia with over 5,000 employees globally. Our EV batteries can be found in more than 800,000 vehicles worldwide and have a superior safety record of zero-critical issues. As an apprentice you will be: Working with the latest cutting-edge equipment and advanced manufacturing processes and continue to drive improvements forward whilst maintaining the products highest quality and performance levels. •Working alongside a team of Maintenance Technicians providing breakdown response and process improvements. •Adhere to company Health & Safety policies and safe working practices. •Carry out PPM tasks to schedule. •Support Company and Department objectives to improve OEE through MTTR, MBD & BDR improvement activities. •Complete administrative tasks using a Maintenance Management System. •PLC Control. •Vision Systems. •Fixed Variable Speed Drives. •Robotics. •Pneumatics. •Conveyor Systems & AGV.

The training you will be getting

You will work towards on of the following pathways: Mechatronics Maintenance Technician, Product Design and Development Technician, Technical Support Technician. First year will be spent at college.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Trained to full maintenance technician level over a 5-year period. You will complete both the L3 and L4 qualifications during this time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Good communication , Strong problem-solving skills, Team player


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5 or A*-B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent One more GCSE Subject (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

About the employer

AESC UK is the world's leading electric vehicle battery technology company. We are currently building our second EV battery gigafactory with a capacity of 12 GWh in Sunderland. It will be operational in 2025 and ready for you to start your career in one of the most hi-tech, green manufacturing sites in the UK. It will be powered by 100% net zero carbon energy, aligning with the company’s global commitment to sustainability. The new state of the art facility will produce enough batteries to power 100,000 electric vehicles annually. It forms a central part of Sunderland’s £1bn EV 36Zero partnership, an electric vehicle hub supporting next generation EV production and accelerating the UK’s transition to net zero carbon mobility. You will have a chance to learn from our experienced team who have built a strong track record in cutting edge manufacturing at our original gigafactory, which opened in 2012. And we have an even more exciting future to look forward toward with plans to grow from over 500 employees today, to over a 1,000 in the next couple of years.




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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

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