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Apprentice/Trainee Calibration Technician

Welsh Government
MCS Test Equipment Unit 8 New Vision Business Park Glascoed Road LL17 0LP
Approx. £15,000 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship


Calibrate electrical/electronic test and measurement equipment to recommended manufacturers procedures.
Electrical safety test received equipment pre calibration.
Data input in to Excel laboratory result system.
Complete required receiving data in laboratory management software.
Complete required post calibration data in laboratory management software.
Aide in upkeep and maintenance of laboratory equipmen

Additional information

Range of equipment is diverse.
Everything from basic handheld digital multmeters and oscilloscopes to radio frequency equipment to test technology like,
Mobile phones, mobile and wireless networks, radio communication systems.



Passionate about what they do and can achieve.
Determination to acquire the skills and knowledge required for the future.
Resilience to be able to work productively in challenging situations.
Communicate, being able to express their thought clearly and concisely.
Willingness to learn new skills and technology.


Minimum of GCSE: Mathematics, Physics and English at good pass rates.

Will consider school leavers who will need to complete their L2 Performing Engineering Operations qualification 2 days per week in college before embarking on the Level 3 Apprenticeship


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Coleg Cambria

L3 Engineering Technical Support

About the employer

MCS Test Equipment Unit 8 New Vision Business Park
Glascoed Road

LL17 0LP

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

In person at business premises.


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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