Apprentice Automation and Control Engineering Technician

Unilever UK Limited
Corinium Avenue, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3BW
£15,452.00 - £17,901.50 annually
27 Nov 2020
10 Apr 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
By joining our Engineering team as an apprentice, you will become part of our inclusive community of over 8000 of the most highly skilledEngineers worldwide, spanning across 320+ factories. Working together, supporting each other, and implementing the latest technology and design to build ground-breaking solutions and innovations.

Automation and Control Engineering Technician, install, maintain, fault find and optimise hardware and software for automation systems.

Typically, this involves the above duties across a range of hardware such as on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), the use of physical tools, software tools and instruments to carry out tasks associated with building, installing and maintaining of automation systems.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Problem-solving skills -Ability to approach problems in a logical and structured manner aiming to generate effective solutions
  • Communication skills -Convey or share ideas and feelings effectively using verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrate effective listening and questioning skills
  • Teamwork -Work well in a team and contribute towards individual and team goals
  • Computer literacy -Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including Word and Excel

Personal qualities

  • Curiosity -A passion to learn how things work and a desire to actively participate in seeking solutions/improvements
  • Purpose and service -Works from purpose for the good of others. Knows what their own purpose/what motivates them.Communicates with enthusiasm about the specific role requirements/programme applied for.Has a realistic understanding of the programme requirements and expectations
  • Personal Mastery -Always brings their best self. Makes an immediate and positive impact on others. Manages own emotions, remaining calm and effective during stressful times. Present and focused in the moment, attends to tasks and people to make conscious decisions. Acknowledges their limits of personal knowledge, skills, and expertise
  • Agility -Constantly curious and courageous. Sharing success and failures with others, reflecting on learnings. Proactively taking actions to constantly learn and improve, seeking feedback from colleagues.Adapts quickly to change by modifying behaviour and approach

Desired qualifications

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering - overall grade DM or higher and a minimum of two A-Levels at grade Cor above (or equivalent)including mathematics or science EAL Diploma - Distinction
  • Applicants are also required to successfully pass assessment before being offered an apprenticeship

Future prospects

Progression onto a full-time Automation and Control Engineering Technician job.

Things to consider

The Automation and Control Engineering Technician apprenticeship will be delivered through a blended learning mode that includes remote online learning.

You will also attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield for one day each month for a full day of classroom teaching.

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