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Electronic Design Apprenticeship (Degree Level)

Employer
AWE
Location
Reading
Salary
20000.00 - 20000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
1 Jan 2024

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This apprenticeship follows the Embedded electronic systems design and development engineer (degree) standard and leads to roles designing and developing electronic circuits, devices, and systems.



As an electronic apprentice you will spend your first two years of training in the skills academy producing several electronic projects whilst also attending college part time. These projects will help you to develop your skills and knowledge in basic electronic theory, components, basic circuit design, circuit construction and reporting.



In your final 18 - 24 months you will spend your time on several 6-month placements around the business where you will also work towards your final project.



Throughout your apprenticeship you will attend several lectures designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of further electronic theory, these include:


  • Component recognition

  • Component characteristics

  • Circuit calculations

  • Semi-conductor theory

  • Fault finding techniques



  • Testing and measuring


This role may appeal to you if you are you interested in:


  • Arduino or Raspberry PI

  • Understanding how all things electronic work

  • Designing and building electronic circuits



  • Use of electronic test equipment for fault finding, maintenance and repair of circuits & systems

  • Analogue and Digital electronics



You'll need to demonstrate:


  • A practical aptitude for engineering or technology



  • Computer literacy (PC)

  • Excellent team working skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Awareness of health and safety

  • The ability to follow instructions



  • A passion and motivation for this profession

  • 3 A C or above inc. Maths or Science or BTEC diploma in Engineering.

  • Age: Applicants must be aged 18 or over, as of 12th August 2024, due to security clearance requirements



Duration of training: Up to 6 years (varies depending on personal performance)



Location: You will be based in Aldermaston (close to Reading)



What we offer:


  • We offer our apprentices a starting salary of 20,000. This increases annually with second year salary being 22,500

  • A market leading contributory pension scheme



  • Generous holiday entitlement and excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight. This means that every other Friday you won't be required to work!



Alongside these benefits you will get the opportunity to learn from some of the top leaders in their field whilst helping us to continue to deliver national nuclear security, threat reduction and counter-terrorism solutions.



The start date for all Apprenticeships in 2024 is Monday 12th August 2024. Annual leave will not be granted for weeks commencing 12th and 19th August and 11th September, due to mandatory inductions and the requirement for you to complete as part of your apprenticeship.




Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role. Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role with us.


We recruit on a rolling basis which means as soon as our positions have been filled, the scheme will close to new applications. So, please apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out!




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