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Automation and Control Engineering Apprentice

16 Johnson Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 2BY
£13,468.00 annually
Closing date
30 Jun 2023

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

The post holder will experience designing industrial control systems including electrical distribution equipment, and motor control centres, control panels, including supporting designs such ascable calculations, single line diagrams, materialslists, and cable schedules.

You will also have experience in controls projects from tendering to commissioning, general electrical engineering/manufacturing methods & techniques. You will learn to experience in understanding and interpreting relevant engineering/manufacturing data and documentation in order to complete your job role and also understanding the different roles and functions in the organisation and how they interact.

Role & responsibilities:
  • Work accurately to work designing industrial control systems including electrical distribution equipment, motor control centres, control panels, including supporting designs such as cable calculations, single line diagrams, materials lists, and cable schedules
  • Be involved in electrical engineering and controls projects from tendering to commissioning stage
  • Produce work to customer requirements and standards and or company standards in the most effective manner
  • Incorporate an engineering apprenticeship with the aim of developing the technical skills necessary to become part of our Control Department Team whilst maintaining quality and safety standards
  • Learn and be able to complete read engineering drawings
    Work on own initiative
  • Interpreting client's specifications and providing engineered solutions using a mixture of best practice and where appropriate

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

Technical engineering qualification covering at least one of the following level 4 areas:
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Operations Engineering

You will study on a Level 4 Automation and Controls Engineering Technican standard on an Automation and Controls Engineering Techncian pathway. On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Higher Apprentice Level 4 standard.

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield's AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completion of the University of Sheffield's AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Multitask, Self motivated, Task orientated, Interpersonal skills


BTEC or equivalent Engineering BTEC Level 3 or equivalent (Grade Merit Merit / 120 Credit) Essential

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