Optek systems provide laser processing solutions to evolving technologies for customers which are often challenging the boundaries of materials processing. We are looking for an engineering apprentice to contribute to the success of our laser micromachining machines which has a range of novel applications including Medical, New energy and sensors. As our apprentice, you will be exposed to all aspects of design and build, you will see product through from concept to delivery. The machines require an appreciation of many disciplines of engineering including, electrical, electronic, programming, mechanical and laser machining. Key aspects such as design for manufacture and machine safety are a key focus for the business.
|Vacancy location||Optek Systems - Abingdon|
|Training location||Optek Systems - Abingdon|
|Working week||37.5 hours hours|
|Wage||Starting at £15,000 per annum|
|Expected duration||4 years months|
This role is very hands on and practical, and will suit candidates who are keen to specialise in one discipline but have a general interest in all streams of engineering. You will be working on machine building and set up, which is varied customer to customer. There are opportunities in CAD both electrical and mechanical.
This is a four-year level 3 apprenticeship delivered together with Oxfordshire Advances Skills in Culham. The future prospect of this role is being a fully skilled engineering technician, with the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to our business and further progress into bigger roles.
Starting salary is £15.000, increasing over the course of the qualification.
Working week: 37.5 hours
Benefits as for any full-time employee include a competitive pension scheme and 25 days of annual leave plus UK bank holidays.
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