Apprentice Control Systems Engineer

Sycamore Road, Rotherham, S65 1EN
£214.50 per week
01 May 2021
31 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Work as part of a project team to design, build, test, deliver and support software and hardware control solutions using avariety of PLC and SCADA platforms as well as electrical and IT components, against various international quality and safetystandards (ISO9001, IEC1131, IEC61508, IEC 61511, ATEX hazardous areas etc).

Understanding the whole engineering development life-cycle associated with project work and its supporting documentation.

Good understanding of the function and use of electrical, PLC and SCADA components in plant monitoring, control and safety.Specific knowledge of commonly used PLC hardware, and software, use of SCADA software and its configuration. Become anintegral member of the team delivering quality systems.

Working with blue-chip end clients and leading major engineering companies. Working with a team of highly experiencedengineering professionals.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Awareness of PLC coding approaches (ladder etc).
  • General PC tool use (MS Office; Word, Excel etc).
  • General electrical safetyawareness
  • Good literacy skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A good outgoing communicator able to work as part of the team or as an individual

Personal qualities

Enthusiastic and motivated.

Desired qualifications

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering with 120 credits at distinction merit level; or equivalent qualifications such as Cambridge Technicals.


A minimum of two A-Levels at Grade B or above, including a Mathematical based subject and a Science, Technology, Engineering or an additional Mathematics related subject


EAL Diploma - Distinction

Future prospects

Completion of this apprenticeship is just the start of your career and can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors.

Things to consider

During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial block of study.

One Friday per month you will return to your workplace.

After the initial block training you will attend the AMRC Training Centre for 1 day a week to undertake the knowledge study. The remaining 4 days will be spent in company learning on the job.

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