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Apprentice - Electronics Ref. 403

Apprentices
Starting salary of c.£16 000
HMGCC has unique and exciting opportunities for Electronics Apprentices to join our growing team . You will have the opportunity to work with the latest technology and electronics equipment and you'll be working with systems designers and engineers who are amongst the best in their field. You will gain a solid foundation of electronics engineering skills on which to build your future career.

What makes HMGCC different is that you'll have the opportunity to get involved in the whole process. You'll learn new skills and gain experience in a wide range of technologies whilst working with a variety of customers and design engineers. We'll give you the opportunity to be creative and help you to develop the necessary skills to get the work done, and deliver results.

As an Electronics Apprentice, you will complete a three year development programme towards an Engineering Manufacture Advanced Apprenticeship. We offer a flexible apprenticeship scheme, in that your starting point within the programme will depend on your experience and qualifications.

Your Technical Skills

The minimum technical skills and qualifications we need you to already have:

•    5 GSCEs or equivalent at Grade A* to C or 9-4, including Maths, English and Science or a technical based subject such as engineering or product design. Alternatively, a relevant Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship
•    A keen interest in engineering, demonstrated through hobbies or projects completed at home or college
•    Good manual dexterity

We also welcome applications if you have (or are predicted to achieve) any of the following additional qualifications:

•    2 A-Levels at Grade A *- C in Maths and Physics or Electronics, OR
•    BTEC Level 3 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (at Merit or above), including Further Maths, OR
•    An equivalent Level 3 qualification in a related engineering  discipline

Your Personal Skills

To work as an HMGCC apprentice you will be the type of person who:

•    Behaves with integrity: you will be professional, honest and reliable
•    Wants to make a difference: you will want to add value to our organisation by delivering the best possible service, even when you're faced with a challenge
•    Can work in a team: you will be keen to cooperate, collaborate, support and respect your team members to ensure you understand and can achieve our goals
•    Is creative:  you will be passionate about technology and eager to develop your own skills and knowledge to produce accurate detailed work. You will have an aptitude for logical reasoning and problem solving
 
The Scheme

Over the course of your three year apprenticeship, your time will be split between attending a local college to complete the academic qualification of the programme and on the job training at HMGCC. This allows you to build a solid foundation of practical skills and technical knowledge. The entire apprenticeship programme is based on blended learning through classroom training, various mentored work placements and customer projects. We also fund your membership with a professional organisation such as the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Your apprenticeship programme will ensure you gain both the breadth and depth of experience you need to become a vital part of our future. We will offer you a positive and creative environment to work in and give you all of the tools and training to develop and be the best that you can be.

On successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will begin your career working at HMGCC as an Electronics Technician. We will continue to invest and develop your skills and knowledge in our organisation where the opportunities to progress are boundless if you have the potential and ambition.

As you progress through the scheme your salary will be reviewed, and will increase annually, if you are performing as expected throughout the course.

This apprenticeship programme may be subject to some variation in light of the Government changes to apprenticeship frameworks. If this is the case, you will be informed in writing prior to the programme start.

Scheme Qualifications

You will complete a Work-based learning certificate - NVQ in Engineering Technical Support Level 3 Extended Diploma (incorporating a Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations). Our flexible scheme can accommodate one of two technical qualifications depending on your start point:

•    Technical certificate - BTEC Level 3 {90-credit) Diploma in Engineering (this route is available if you have achieved our minimum technical skills listed above) OR
•    Technical certificate - BTEC Level 4 HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (this route is available if you already have, or are predicted to achieve, the additional qualifications listed above)

You might also have further opportunity to continue your development towards a higher level at the end of your apprenticeship.

Your Career

Here's a flavour of the types of thing you could be doing once you've achieved your apprenticeship:

The Electronic Engineering Team is responsible for the design of electronic hardware products such as communications devices, data loggers, telemetry links and ancillary devices. As a Lab Technician, at the end of your apprenticeship, you will support our Electronics Development Engineers through testing new and innovative designs, building prototypes to try out a new idea or perhaps identifying and procuring components, among many other activities.

The Electronics Assembly and Test Team is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of complex communication and related electronic systems. As an Assembly Technician, you will be involved in the manufacture of high density Printed Circuit Board (PCB) component assemblies . Within our modern and well-equipped facility, you will work with a broad range of assembly techniques ranging from fine manual assembly to modern automated loading processes.

The PCB Team is responsible for the manufacture of printed circuit boards including bare boards, simple or double sided PCBs and complex multi-layer boards. As a PCB Technician, you will be involved in the latest printed circuit board techniques and technology.

If you already have an existing qualification at the same or higher in a similar subject, please contact us to discuss whether your application would be eligible.

To find out more about HMGCC and how we are truly individual both as an organisation and an employer visit www .hmgcc.gov.uk.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.