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Vacancy - Automation Engineer Apprentice

Adept Automation, a major manufacturer of Automation and Robotic solutions to all types of industries, including Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Electrical, Packaging are looking for an engineering apprentice in Westcott, Buckinghamshire.

Closing date

15 Jul 2018

Apprenticeship summary

  • Working week
    • Monday – Thursday 7.30am – 4.00pm Friday 7.30am – 1.30pm
    • Total hours per week: 38.00
  • Weekly wage


  • Expected apprenticeship duration

4 years

  • Possible start date

04 Sep 2018

  • Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Vacancy description

As a major manufacturer of Automation and Robotic solutions to all types of industries, including Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Electrical, Packaging and many others. The work involves the following:-

Manufacturing skills including using all types of workshop equipment, milling turning, grinding etc.

Fabrication skills involving Mig and Tig welding, together with fabrication techniques.

Reading and understanding 2D and 3D drawing packages.

Product design and development.

Assembly techniques in manufacturing a wide range of equipment, including robotic assembly machines, Vision inspection systems,

Fully Automatic component assembly systems.

The variety of work changes regularly.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A keen desire to learn, with an ability to utilise various manufacturing techniques.

Personal qualities

An inquisitive mind and interested in understanding how things work.

A good personality and one who has the ability to work as a part of an experienced team of engineers.

Desired qualifications

A minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at grade 5 and above including English, Science and Maths.

Future prospects

The position utilises various skills, which enables the successful applicant to progress to various departments within the Company /Group

Things to consider

Adept Automation Ltd, are part of the Testworks Group, which carries out Electronic manufacturing and Test equipment. Various opportunities within the group may also be possible, after completion of the training.

About the employer


Adept Automation Ltd


Adept Automation is a leader in the design and manufacture of Automatic Assembly systems, high speed inspection equipment, and vibration parts feeders.

Adept Automation are a leading supplier of Bespoke Equipment to all industries, including Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Electrical/electronic Food and Packaging.

Adept Automation are also part of the Testworks Group, which includes Electronic/ Electrical test solutions, together with SMT and printed circuit board manufacture.


Unit 37


HP18 0XB

Employer's application instructions

To apply please visit our website: and complete the online application form in the Apprentice Section on the website. Your application form will be sent to prospective employers so please complete the form as accurately as you can. For return communication purposes a valid email address is required. Please also add onto your safe list within your email account. Check your email on a regular basis as this will be contact method for us and any prospective employer. As a precaution, you may also need to check your junk and spam folders.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Training provider

Training to be provided

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship delivered over 4 years.  First year basic training and subsequent years spent in company following company training plan.  To reflect the Standard / Framework requirements.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering Technician

Training provider



  • Yvette Garcia-Mier
  • 01993 882008