Apprentice PLC Software Engineer

Recruiter
Cerulean
Location
Cerulean, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, MILTON KEYNES, MK14 6LY
Salary
£15,000.00 annually
Posted
31 Mar 2021
Closes
20 Apr 2021
Ref
VAC001695874
Specialism
IT
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
May
Duration
Permanent
The below responsibilities would be spread across the 2-years of apprenticeship and will be assessed based on desire to learn and project requirements.
  • Work within the software engineering team in learning and developing PLC code for the existing and new products developed by Cerulean
  • Understand the software architecture and code base currently used for machine control using Siemens and Beckhoff PLCs
  • Learn Aviva Wonderware and develop new features as required for upcoming projects
  • Learn and implement SCADA PLC code using Siemens S7 PLC on Simatic and TIA portal
  • Learn Beckhoff TwinCat and develop PLC and control code for Beckhoff based machines
  • Understand and document the various versions of the Siemens PLC software currently developed
  • Help preparing release notes for new software developed and released to production

Company Benefits:
  • Onsite parking
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Social events organised by the Company Social Club

Please note:

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.We advise you to submit your applications early to prevent disappointment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An interest in engineering as a subject with the desire to learn and develop
  • Strong desire to learn and develop, using open thinking and able to easily adapt to new ways of working
  • Keen interest in software engineering particularly in mechanical and electrical control.
  • An inquisitive nature on how machines work
  • Experience of engineering activities are advantageous but not necessary

This may include:
  • Hobbies or voluntary work like home or school projects involving Raspberry Pi or Arduino
  • Previous work experience
  • Engineering related school subjects


Personal qualities

  • Can-do attitude and approach
  • Confident in getting involved
  • A team player
  • Open to new things/adaptable
  • Proactive and able to use your initiative
  • Able to prioritise your time to achieve results
  • Hard working/conscientious
  • Takes ownership of ownwork


Desired qualifications

A minimum of 5 GSCEs or equivalent (A*- C or 9 - 4) to include English, maths and Science.

IT qualification [level 3] or equivalent with an element of coding or an A level in Computing or maths.

Future prospects

The opportunity to progress onto Software Engineer roles within Cerulean and/or Coesia group.

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