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Vacancy - Technician Apprentice

This vacancy is for a Engineering technician based in Oxford. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

Technician Apprentice

Fmb Oxford Limited

Closing DAte 31 May 2018

Apprenticeship summary

  • Working week
    • 37-hour working week. Monday – Friday 8hrs per day, Friday 5 hrs. FMB Oxford operates a flexible hours scheme.
    • Total hours per week: 37.00
  • Weekly wage


  • Expected apprenticeship duration

4 years

  • Possible start date

04 Sep 2018

  • Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Vacancy description

To train in skills that will allow assembly and test products, sub-assemblies and components to agreed quality, time-scale and cost objectives

  • Assemble products, jigs, fixtures and test equipment in accordance with the Quality Manual, technical specifications, drawings and work instructions
  • Manufacture or modify, as required, components, jigs, fixtures and test equipment in accordance with drawings and instruction
  • Undertake pre-packing, and preparation of documents for the shipment of products, including liaison with packers/shippers
  • Participate in design and post-project reviews
  • Ensure all work is carried out safely and tidily and in accordance with Health and Safety policies and procedures, including local risk assessments
  • Check own work and report any quality issues
  • Communicate professionally with customers (internal and external) and vendors
  • Participate in improvement projects, cost improvements and problem solving activities as required from time to time
  • Maintain plant, test equipment and tools in a good working condition

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Problem solving, flexible attitude, a good level of engineering knowledge.

Personal qualities

Maintain a flexible attitude and approach to changing priorities and requirements.

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

Develop in the role of Technician, world-wide travel for installation and, with time and experience, potential to become a Production Cell Leader.

Things to consider

None specified. This message will not appear on the vacancy when it goes live

About the employer


Fmb Oxford Limited

Disability Confident

Employer is not registered as Disability Confident


FMB Oxford is a multi-disciplinary engineering company specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of instruments for fundamental scientific research. A recognised leader in the supply of high value instrumentation to the scientific community, the company has more than 20 years’ experience in the global Synchrotron industry. FMB Oxford has built an extensive product range from small in-vacuum motions to complete beamlines and continues to develop its offerings to provide new solutions capable of supporting the increasing demands of science.


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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