Research and Development Engineer Apprentice (Engineering Design)

Recruiter
Akzonobel
Location
Wexham Road, Slough, SL2 5DS
Salary
£16,500.00 annually
Posted
10 Jul 2019
Closes
26 Jul 2019
Ref
VAC001546005
Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
Working in the Research and Development function (250), you will be trained in engineering design, mentored and supported to maintain robotic equipment, and support running experiments through advanced and specialised robotic systems.

Working as part of a team you will:
  • Learn to operate safely within this environment
  • Troubleshoot the robotic equipment and maintain equipment to very high standards
  • Collaborate with external contractors to ensure that the suite of High Throughput Experimentation systems are available for day-to-day tasks
  • Act as a point of contact for system users and help carry out practical work required to run experiments through the robotic systems
  • Track progress and experiment status. Keep all stakeholders informed


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confident IT users
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive approach
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Communication and collaborative skills
  • Ability to prioritise time and workload
  • A clean driver'slicence would be beneficial


Personal qualities

  • Friendly and inclusive personality
  • Someone who enjoys working as part of a team
  • Someone who enjoys communicating with a wide variety of individuals
  • Someone committed to excellence in all their endeavours


Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs or equivalentto include English Language and mathematics
  • "A" Levels or B Tech equivalents in Chemistry, Physics and mathematics


Future prospects

AkzoNobel is recognised as a Top Employer and as such they will maximise your input, welcome your ideas and offer opportunities and progression in line with your contribution.

Over four years they will support you towards gaining a degree qualification in engineering design. AkzoNobel will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop.

Things to consider

Brieflyanswer the following questions:
  • Why do you want to work in Engineering?
  • Why do you want to do an Apprenticeship?
  • Why are you interested in AkzoNobel?

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