Robotics Engineer (Repair and Service) Apprentice

  • Reference Number VAC001612644
  • Location Lion House, Welsh Road, East Southam, CV47 1NE
  • Salary £13000 per annum
  • Position Type 4 Year(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 31/03/2020
  • Apprenticeship summary

    Working week

      • Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
      • Total hours per week: 40.00


    1 available

    Vacancy description

    The 4 year Apprenticeship Programme has been designed to develop the vital skills and experience required by our next generation of engineers and technicians.

    The Cyber-Weld apprenticeship has all the key components to redefine what engineering is, and can be in the future. Helping to lead this change in perception by delivering apprenticeships that inspire and deliver new skills to future-proof UK manufacturing.

    By Joining Cyber-Weld as an apprentice we are confident that you will gain the vital skills in order to achieve success in a rewarding sector.

    Your first year of study will be undertaken at the MTC Ansty Park, Coventry Training Centre, CV7 9JU, which is easily commutable.

    There is a regular 30 minute bus service to Ansty Park from Coventry City Centre.

    If you have a passion for Science/manufacturing/engineering this is the place for you.

    Day to day duties will include learning and gaining competence within:

    • Manual fitting
    • Milling
    • Fluid power systems
    • Mechanical assemblies
    • Using lathes for turning operations
    • Preparing and using industrial robots
    • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Techniques
    • Application and Principles of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    • Maintenance of mechanical systems
    • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    • Demonstrable problem solving and people skills
    • IT aware

    Personal qualities

    • An enthusiastic inquiring mind
    • A problem-solving attitude where the candidate will be confident in putting across their ideas
    • The candidate will be able to demonstrate a positive attitude towards work
    • They must be capable of working to the highest standard, either on their own or as part of a team

    Desired qualifications

    • 5 GCSE Grades at A*-C (9-6) or equivalent
    • Must include a minimum of maths, English Language and a STEM subject

    Future prospects

    • To gain employment within Cyber-Weld
    • To attend relevant training to ensure Personal Development

    Things to consider

    The location of Cyber-Weld base is at Southam.

    To have full driving licence or to achieve this in the first year of the apprenticeship.

    Training in year 1 will be at Ansty Business Park. Travel from Coventry City Centre should not be an issue. There is a regular bus service from Coventry City Centre. The X30 bus service runs every 30 minutes to the business park.

    During the Apprentice program you may be required to undergo an enhanced CRB check to enable you to become a STEMnet ambassador.

    Salary will increase year on year subject to performance.

    Disability Confident

    Employer is not registered as Disability Confident


    Cyber-Weld provides new and used robotic welding systems to manufacturing industry. From initial concept, through design build and test, to final installation, commissioning, and on-going support. Our aim is to supply the correct process. Cyber-Weld can supply tailored solutions, expertise and equipment to keep businesses in production. And we are familiar with all major makes of robotic welding systems. Our aim is total customer satisfaction.


    Training provider



    • Susan Reilly
    • 02476647564

    Training to be provided

    Training to be provided:

    Year 1

    Foundation Phase:

    • Full time based at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC), September 2020 – August 2021 (returning to employer during holiday periods)
    • Foundation Competency and Development Knowledge training
    • Gateway Assessment

    Foundation Competency Unit Titles:

    • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
    • Working Efficiently and Effectively in an Engineering Environment
    • Using and Communicating Technical Information
    • Conducting Business Improvement Activities
    • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
    • Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment
    • Assembling and Testing Fluid Power Systems
    • Producing Mechanical Assemblies
    • Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
    • Preparing and Using Milling Machines
    • Preparing and Using Industrial Robots

    Development Knowledge and Skills Unit Titles:

    • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
    • Communications for Engineering Technicians
    • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
    • Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering
    • Engineering Organisational Efficiency and Improvement
    • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Techniques
    • Application and Principles of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
    • Maintenance of Mechanical Systems
    • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices

    Gateway Assessment:

    Upon completion of the 1st year of study all apprentices will be required to complete and pass their Gateway Assessment, prior to returning to their employer for year 2.

    Year’s 2, 3 and 4 – In the workplace.

    Development Phase:

    Apprentices in years 2 and 3 of their apprenticeship will return to work from August 2019 onward. All apprentices will return to the AMTC to complete a Block release programme to deliver the remaining units of the Extended Diploma Qualification. This will include 16 weeks of block training over the 2 year period and an end point assessment. The Development Knowledge units below will be completed during years 2 and three and end point assessment in year 4.

    Development Knowledge and Skills Unit Titles:

    • Engineering Project
    • Maintenance of Fluid Power Systems and Components
    • Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
    • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming/Machining
    • Mechanical Measurement and Inspection Techniques
    • Industrial Robot Technology

    Level 3 Development Competence:

    Apprentices will spend 6-12 months gaining new skills and competence in the workplace in which assessments will be carried out by a member of the MTC team or partner. This will ensure the apprentice can meet the requirements of the second gateway assessment prior to the end point assessment.

    End Point Assessment:

    Upon Completion of the above units and workplace assessments, all apprentices will undertake an end point assessment when they have successfully completed the Gateway 2 Assessment. The End Point assessment is to be carried out at an impartial assessment centre and arranged via the AMTC.

    The apprentice, upon successful completion of the end point assessment, will be awarded a certificate for the Engineering Technician Level 3, Product Design and Development Apprenticeship standard.

    The Level 3 Apprenticeship Completion will meet the entry criteria for the apprentice to progress onto a Level 6 B.Eng (Hons) Product Design and Development Degree Apprenticeship.

    Apprenticeship standard

    Engineering Technician

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