Test Engineer (Degree Apprenticeship)

Expiring today

Ble Smoke and Fire Curtains Ltd
Holbrook Commerce Park Unit 3, Holbrook Close, Sheffield, S20 3FJ
£14,000.00 annually
10 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Duties will include:
  • Prepare fabric samples for furnace testing
  • Run pre-programmed furnace tests. Set up and supervise furnace, stop test in event of excessive smoke, flaming etc and make safe
  • Stop test when sufficient data collected
  • Ensure observations are recorded
  • Fire warden and other training will be given
  • Help to set up and carry out tests on prototypes and unusual customer designs
  • Work with other engineers to develop and implement methods for testing
  • Travel with a test engineer to test labs to aid in installation of test curtains
  • Work with manufacturing to develop prototypes, and ensure design requirements are met
  • Work with manufacturing to find solutions to difficulties in manufacturing new products and implement appropriate measurement / quality control steps

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills - comfortable working with technical equipment (given adequate training) and hand tools
  • Detail oriented and methodical
  • Self motivated and reliable

Personal qualities

  • Evidence of an aptitude for mechanical engineering is essential - either as a combination of academic study and personal interest projects, or experience
  • The role will also include aspects of materials science and electronics, so any previous knowledge and experience in these areas would be highly desirable

Desired qualifications

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications to include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject to at least AS level. For example:
  • Typically: 112 UCAS points
  • BBC at A Level including mathematics or a mathematics-based subject plus at least one other from physics, physical science, engineering science, computer science, technology, chemistry or other science or technology subject
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a science or technology-based subject (including passes in mathematics and two other science or technology-based modules)
  • A combination of qualifications which must include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

GCSE or equivalents:
  • English Language at grade C/4
  • Maths at grade C/4

Future prospects

  • This is a long-term opportunity to develop into a development / test engineer, taking increasing responsibility for running projects, planning work and reporting results as well as design of products

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