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Vacancy - Apprentice Automation Engineer

This vacancy is for an apprentice automation engineer. OGM is based in Yarnton near Oxford, Oxfordshire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

Apprentice Automation Engineer

Closing date

02 Jul 2018

Apprenticeship summary

  • Working week
    • Monday to Friday 08.00 – 17.00 and 15.00 on Friday with 30 min unpaid lunch.
    • Total hours per week: 40.00
  • Weekly wage


  • Expected apprenticeship duration

4 years

  • Possible start date

04 Sep 2018

  • Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Vacancy description

All aspects of automated production, including:


  • Bespoke machine and equipment manufacture
  • Robot and machine installation/commissioning
  • System/ process development ,design and integration
  • Robot and PLC programming
  • Robotic arm tooling design and manufacture
  • System and process maintenance
  • Robotic/automation upgrades to existing production systems

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate will have an interest in mechanical engineering supported by good practical skills.
  • An understanding of mechanical principals
  • Computer literacy.
  • Have achieved a good standard of education
  • The ability and desire to learn new skills

Personal qualities

  • An ability and commitment to be successful
  • A desire to follow a career in Mechanical engineering
  • A willingness to learn and be part of a team.

Desired qualifications

A minimum of five GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade 5 or above including English, Science and Mathematics

Future prospects

To become a valued and long term member of an Engineering / production team in a highly automated manufacturing environment.

Things to consider

There is a lot to learn so at times it will be difficult, however very satisfying and enjoyable for the right person.

As part of a team covering all aspects of Engineering, we rely on each other for help when needed.

About the employer




We provide total precision injection moulding and assembly solutions, from design and development to manufacture.

Based just outside Oxford, our state-of-the-art 5,000 square metre injection moulding factory offers the latest technologies and the most efficient manufacturing techniques – all under one roof – including:

  • Product design and development, including prototyping
  • Tooling design consultancy
  • Manufacturing process development, designing out waste at every stage
  • Automation design and development, linking machines to robots and automated cells that perform added value production operations


Mead Road



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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
  • 01993882008