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Vacancy - Electronics Engineering Apprenticeship

Norbar Torque Tools Ltd the world leading specialist in Torque Tools is looking to recruit a number of Engineering Apprentices in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Electronics Engineering Apprentice

Norbar Torque Tools Ltd

Closing date

10 Mar 2018

Apprenticeship summary

  • Working week
    • 38½ hours 7.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Monday – Thursday 7.30 a.m. – 12 midday Friday
    • Total hours per week: 38.50
  • Hourly rate


  • Expected apprenticeship duration

4 years

  • Possible start date

03 Sep 2018

  • Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Vacancy description

A typical electronics apprentice could undertake the following electronics-type job role:

Assemble, test, fault-find and correct electrical, electronic and electro-mechanical products from drawings and standard operations and/or using knowledge and best practice.

To carry out calibrations and adjustments on products to required processes and standards

To fault find and repair customers products following Norbar’s repairs processes.

To use relevant instrumentation such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, data loggers etc. to perform tasks above.

To liaise with internal and external customers and suppliers to provide technical support.

To raise issues and suggestions for improvement with the appropriate person or department. Be involved in implementing improvements.

To inform relevant persons of issues with works order dates and times, proposing resolutions or relevant changes required.

To carry out day to day maintenance of equipment used in special products and other Norbar processes or departments.

To assist design engineers and other relevant staff in the design & development of new and current product.

To participate in cross functional project teams

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A genuine interest in mechanical engineering and/or electrical engineering and evidence of practical skills with an interest in how things are made/constructed.

The ability and interest to take on a more technical, advanced qualification aligned with our future business needs is also of interest.

Personal qualities

Good interpersonal skills, self motivation and a flexible attitude to work.

The desire to learn and develop and the ability to question/challenge.

Computer literacy.

Desired qualifications

At least numerical grades of 5 and above including Maths, English and Science.

Future prospects

Apprentices could be trained alongside our Electronics team supporting a product stream and will be equipped with an appreciation both electronic and mechanical knowledge to support the future of our electro/mechanical product.

About the employer


Norbar Torque Tools Ltd


Norbar Torque Tools Limited is the world leading specialist in torque and engage solely in the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment.

Our customers include manufacturers and engineering services in such diverse sectors as aerospace, energy, oil and gas, mining and subsea.

We operate sales and service branches in North America, Singapore, China, India and Australia.

Norbar is a family run business and is now in its third generation.

We continue to invest in the very latest design, manufacturing and quality control to achieve the highest innovation and precision.


Wildmere Road


OX16 3JU



Training provider

Training to be provided

Year 1    4 days at college studying Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Competence)

                basic practical skills training.

               1 day a week studying Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

               (Development Knowledge).

Year 2    1 day a week studying Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

               (Development Knowledge).

               4 Days a week in Company following internal training plan.

Subsequent years spent in Company following a Company training plan.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering Technician