What will the apprentice be doing?
Tasks the Acoustic Technician will be involved with at Waterman include:
· Calibration, inventory, and maintenance of sound level meters & vibration meters
· Carry out noise and vibration measurements
· Plan, measure, and analyse acoustic and vibration data
· Use computer software and spreadsheets for noise and room acoustic predictions
· Learn & apply acoustic standards and guidance
· Input to acoustic design projects
· Writing acoustic planning reports
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You will be studying at London Southbank University towards an Engineering Technician grade (Level 4 Acoustics Technician). In addition to this, at Waterman you will experience the following learning activities:
· Workplace shadowing and mentoring with acoustic consultant colleagues
· People skills and Health & Safety Training
· Practical training with a leading acoustic consultancy
· Experience of UK planning procedures and requirements for a variety of developments
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
The expected career progression after this apprenticeship includes working in a leading acoustic consultancy and gaining technician membership with the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) be eligible to register with the Engineering Council, at EngTech level. Opportunity to proceed to full membership of the IOA and CEng level.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative
GCSE or equivalent 5 including English Language and Maths (Grade (Grade 9-4 or A*- C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent including Maths (Grade EEE or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent any relevant subject (Grade MPP) Essential