Apprentice Automation Engineer

03/ 02/ 2023
Apprentice Automation Engineer

Full Job Description

The successful candidate will start on a path which focuses on both electrical and mechanical engineering. Following a departmental rotation the apprentice will learn the skills needed to be a successful Automation Engineer.

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Automation team are responsible for the design and manufacture of bespoke automation solutions and duties will include:

  • Maintaining existing automation equipment
  • Use of modern equipment and CAD software to help design and build the machines
  • Use of PLCs and collaborative robots to bring the machines to life

There is a high degree of both electrical and mechanical design involved in this role.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?


  • Automation and Controls Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering

Delivery Method:

  • Attendance at college will be required one day per week, term time

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To become an Automation Engineer
  • Expected duration 36 months

Desired skills and personal qualities – Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualification requirements – GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths and English (Grade Grade C / 4 or equivalent) Essential. AS Level or equivalent Engineering or related (Grade Pass/ Achieved / Level 3) Essential

Things to consider – Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

Annual wage – £14,900. 32 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) per year.

Job Type: Apprenticeship


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 01/06/2023
Expected start date: 03/07/2023

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