Controls Engineering Apprentice

  • Reference Number VAC001619730
  • Location Harborough
  • Salary Competitive
  • Position Type 4 years Year(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 30/03/2020
  • In this role, you will be challenged to continuously learn new technologies in a dynamic and evolving business. As part of this team, you will gain experience in all aspects of controls engineering, assisting with electrical design, preparing software and commissioning our automated materials handling solutions.

    Apprenticeship summary

    Working week

      • Monday to Friday 8.30 – 17.00
      • Total hours per week: 40.00

    Possible start date

    17 Aug 2020

    Positions

    4 available

    Duties will involve:

    • Undertake engineering training as directed by the business
    • Attend our training partners facilities to undertake Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and maintain a portfolio of work
    • Work in a safe manner and follow all health and safety requirements including Risk Assessment, Safe Systems of Work and Controls of Substances Hazardous to Health requirements
    • Maintain and submit an accurate weekly time-sheet
    • Develop knowledge of TGW, its departments and products
    • Have visibility and working knowledge of the TGW cultural charter
    • Be responsible for own travel to and from site
    • Actively engage with your mentor
    • Whilst on site, carry out work as directed by the resident lead engineer

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    • Demonstrable interest in automation and engineering
    • To be IT literate and familiar with MS Outlook, Excel and Word
    • A skilled communicator, both written and verbal
    • Good organisational skills

    Personal qualities

    • Be enthusiastic about engineering
    • Willingness to learn and commitment to studying
    • Good mathematical ability
    • Excellent punctuality and attendance history
    • Flexible attitude
    • Practically minded
    • Ideally some electrical knowledge
    • Open to new challenges
    • Motivated and flexible
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer focused

    Desired qualifications

    Essential:

    • We are seeking applicants from candidates who have or are predicted to gain 5 X GCSEs (or equivalent). Maths is grade 5 or above. Other grades to be grade 4 or above

    Future prospects

    Depending on the current vacancies available within TGW, you could be offered a permanent role as a Junior Commissioning Engineer or a Junior Systems and Hardware Engineer. Further to this, there is a clear career path through the controls team as a Commissioning Engineer, Lead Commissioning Engineer, Team Leader, Controls Manager and beyond.

    Training

    Training provider

    THE MTC – ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TRAINING CENTRE LIMITED

    Contact

    • Susan Reilly
    • 02476 647564
    • susan.reilly@the-mtc.org

    Training to be provided

    Engineering Technician Advanced standard.

    During this 4 year apprenticeship, you will develop various skills in controls engineering, leading to opportunities within our controls realisation team in the future. The apprenticeship will provide you with a fully funded, nationally recognised qualification.

    As one of our apprentices, you will spend the first 42 weeks working full time in AMTC training centre allowing you to gain the foundational skills required. Year 2, you will be working with the business alongside fully qualified engineers, with block release to the training centre to complete your qualification.

    During years 2-4, you will spend time working in various areas of the business, providing you with a good understanding of how we work, our products and procedures. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of estimation, electrical design, PLC coding, Emulation, Commissioning and testing of automated control systems.

    Things to consider

    The first year of training will be at MTC in Coventry. If necessary, accommodation arrangements can be made for apprentices living a distance away from the training centre.

    Once working on clients sites, there will be opportunities and a level of expectation for working paid overtime and/or shifts. These would not interfere with your block release.

    Once in year 3, a full driving licence and own transport is essential to enable travel to training location and customer site (ideally from year 1).

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

     

    About the employer

    Employer

    TGW LIMITED

    https://www.tgw-group.com/uk/

    Disability Confident

    Employer is not registered as Disability Confident

    Description

    The TGW Group are a leading supplier and systems integrator of highly dynamic, automated logistics solutions for warehousing, production, picking and distribution operations. The company designs, manufactures and installs a complete range of solutions, from small conveyor applications to complex, fully automated storage and retrieval systems. We deliver solutions to leading E-retailers covering consumers goods, apparel and groceries.

    Training to be provided

    Engineering Technician Advanced standard.

    During this 4 year apprenticeship, you will develop various skills in controls engineering, leading to opportunities within our controls realisation team in the future. The apprenticeship will provide you with a fully funded, nationally recognised qualification.

    As one of our apprentices, you will spend the first 42 weeks working full time in AMTC training centre allowing you to gain the foundational skills required. Year 2, you will be working with the business alongside fully qualified engineers, with block release to the training centre to complete your qualification.

    During years 2-4, you will spend time working in various areas of the business, providing you with a good understanding of how we work, our products and procedures. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of estimation, electrical design, PLC coding, Emulation, Commissioning and testing of automated control systems.

    By the end of your apprenticeship, you will have the skills needed to support and assist in the pro vision of:

    • Electrical design, including creation of circuit diagrams
    • PLC code preparation, emulation and testing
    • Actively work with the Commissioning Engineers in testing system modules as require
    • Actively working with the Controls Services Managers to plan tasks and ensure the PLC area being commissioned adheres to project schedule
    • Identify and manage the rectification of any hardware and electrical faults
    • Ensuring electrical installations meet the required TGW standard
    • Completing all required commissioning documentation to the required standard

    Apprenticeship standard

    Engineering Technician

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