Degree Apprentice Control/Electronics Engineer (Level 6) - Manchester

1500, Aviator Way, Manchester, M22 5TG
£18,000.00 annually
11 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
As a Control/Electronics Degree Apprentice you will be responsible for a key element of work on a project,taking a significant role in technical delivery as well as managing aspects of time, cost and quality, whilst acquiring technical, leadership and project management skills and experience. Degree Apprentices career development opportunities will be in undertaking roles requiring control/electronics functions across skills which exist across the Costain business. An example of such a role in the consultancy/engineering services division based in Manchester would be:
  • Work with other Senior Engineers to develop control / monitoring / communications / security philosophies and detailed designs for industrial applications. All in compliance with Costain, client, UK and International regulatory requirements
  • Development of equipment data sheets, detailed equipment specifications and purchase requisitions in accordance with project requirements.Typical equipment would include programmable control and safety systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA), measurement instrumentation, communications and security systems such as CCTV and access control
  • Technical analysis of vendor and subcontract documentation packages to ensure compliance with specification and regulatory requirements
  • Preparation of Factory and Site equipment / package Acceptance Tests (FAT and SAT)
  • Development of detailed installation designs utilising the latest computer aided design tools both 2D (eg AUTOCAD) and 3D modelling packages
  • Onsite construction support and commissioning
  • Develop and implement the project plan to ensure project deliverables are produced in line with it

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need to:
  • Have three A Levels (or equivalent) in STEM subjects at grade B or above
  • Be organised and able to work well to deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Have the ability to do many things and be able to choose what is the most important
  • Be interested in getting it right the first time
  • Be interested in the latest technology
  • Be able to work well within a team and equally on your own
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be prepared to undertake assignments either in Costain offices or project locations anywhere in the UK

Desired qualifications

  • Have three A Levels (or equivalent) in STEM subjects at grade B or above
  • Have GCSE Grade C/4 or above in maths and English (or the equivalent)

Future prospects

We will track your progress and performance for 4 years and during your apprenticeship you will get:
  • On-going support and reviews from the L&D advisor and training provider
  • 6 monthly pay increases from year 2 onwards, based on performance and attendance
  • Options to attend career events and promote the business
  • Training in line with your qualification to help personal development

Things to consider

What do you get:
  • 25 days holiday
  • Health Assessments - every two years free of charge
  • Bupa - subsidised rate for first 3 years of employment - after this Costain covers this for the employer
  • Cycle to work scheme - salary sacrifice
  • Laptop and Mobile Phone
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Subsidised Gym membership with Virgin Active
  • Employer Assistance Programme - 24/7 support service, offers range of free support and information. Free for employer, family and friends
  • Free eye test for those using visual aids
  • Excellent pension scheme (auto-enrolled by employer)

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