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Craft Apprentice (Mechanical & Electrical)

Welsh Government
Qioptiq Qioptiq Ltd Glascoed Road LL17 0LL
£14,015 per year
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship


One of the successful candidates will form part of an experienced Prototyping Team and will be responsible for the manufacture of precision mechanical components using a variety of machine tools and CAM software to satisfy technological needs in-line with the engineering requirements of the business. The other successful candidate will be working with a skilled team of Technicians assembling and repairing optronic modules and systems in-line with the business requirements.

Additional information

The benefits of an Apprenticeship:

Learn and Earn - continue your learning beyond College/School, studying towards a degree in Engineering whilst not paying a penny in tuition fees
Join a community of highly skilled professionals who will help and support you on your learning journey
Stay at the fore-front of innovation by joining a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, high-performance, market-driven photonic solutions to meet the illumination, optronics, detection and optical technology needs of global customers
Employee benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships, cinema tickets, mobile phone contracts and so much more!
Half day Fridays - 12pm finish!



A desire to continue learning to HNC Level
Good attention to detail, inter-personal skills and excellent communication and time keeping skills
Experience of Microsoft Office e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Driving Licence
Ability to time manage external qualifications whilst working full-time


It is essential that all applicants have a good level of general education and must have, or expect to receive, a minimum of grade C in Mathematics and English Language.

Applications will also be considered from candidates who have completed, or part-completed, a relevant Engineering course. Please provide details of modules completed, along with results.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Performing Engineering Operations (PEO)

About the employer

Qioptiq Qioptiq Ltd
Glascoed Road

LL17 0LL

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Candidates will be expected to attend an Assessment Day


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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