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Engineering Degree Apprentice

1010 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6DW
£20,000.00 annually
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

We are seeking to employ and train a new Degree level Apprentice. During your 4-6 years as a Zeiss Apprentice, you will gain comprehensive experience in various different departments such as:
  • The Production Department
  • The Product Design Team
  • The Process Engineering Team
  • The Applications Team
  • The Quality Team

You will use the experience gained alongside studying a Degree at West Suffolk College to cement your manufacturing knowledge to a high level. We will support and guide you along your journey and allowing you the exposure with tasks which is required to complete your Apprenticeship. This is fantastic opportunity for someone who has a passion for engineering and manufacturing.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • The learner will be studying the Level 6 Manufacturing Engineer Degree BSc (Hons) Apprenticeship standard qualification
  • Day release to West Suffolk College

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship with Zeiss can lead to careers as varied as final test engineer, assembly technician, applications engineer, service engineer, quality engineer, design engineer and technical helpdesk engineer. We must be clear that there is no guarantee of a permanent role at the end of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Number skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 5-9) Essential
AS Level or equivalent 2 STEM subjects (Grade C+) Essential

Things to consider

Training will take place at WSC in Bury St Edmunds. The role will be varied and will cover a lot of different working environments. All applicants will be subject to Aviation Security training as well as a basic DBS check. We also offer Private Medical, Medical Cash plan, 25 days holiday (plus BH's), Christmas Shut down.

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