Engineering Technician (Quality) Apprentice NOT AVAILABLE

  • Location : Havant , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £12000.00 per annum

  • Posted : 11-10-2022

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Technician Apprentice for our client, Spur Electron. Working in our laboratory, you will have an eye for detail and be interested in making sure that things are correct. This is a role that will include testing components and working collaboratively to ensure we validate brilliant products.

As an Engineering Technician apprentice this programme forms part of Spur Electrons succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process.

You will learn how to work safely, work efficiently, use technical information, how to conduct business improvement activities, use Computer Aided Design software, general machining, fitting techniques, how to maintain mechanical and electrical equipment, how to assemble and test electronic circuits as well as general welding techniques.


Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant engineering skills centre for off-the-job training. Your Level 3 programme will include, a level 3 BTEC technical certificate and workbased qualification delivered by PETA.

Overall duration 48 months

About the role:

Joining the Spur Electron team as a Engineering Technician apprentice, your role will be focused on undertaking and supporting the processes on site. The role is mainly laboratory based however time will be spent in the offices as well. As part of your programme, you will learn how to:

  • Ensure that products meet specifications
  • Get involved with the testing and inspection of products
  • Undertake microsection work of components
  • Record outcomes
  • Produce industry standard documentation
  • The role will include learning how to monitor non-conformances and complete calculations for analysis
  • You will also be undertaking service, maintenance and calibration of equipment.


  • Auto-enrolled into the Spur Electron pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities

Additional Information

Monday-Thursday 08:30–17:00, Friday 08:30-12:45 (36.25 hours per week). We would encourage early submissions of applications, as these will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates invited for interview. We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early if the vacancy is filled before the closing date.

Essential Skills

To be considered for the role of Engineering Technician apprentice, you will have a keen eye for detail and take pride in completing work to a high quality level. You will also require the following skills and qualifications:

2 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential

  • Your motivation, drive and focus are the assets that will be best appreciated
  • You will possess good communication skills
  • As well as having good numerical, logical, organisational and analytical skills

Desired Skills

  • You will be organised and work in a tidy, professional manner
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You will possess good interpersonal and written writing skills

About Company

For 40 years we have been involved in the majority of Europe’s major space programmes including manned space activity, such as Spacelab and Space Station Columbus and deep space missions. Working at Spur will give you a perfect opportunity to maintain a healthy and vibrant work/life balance. Working at Spur is a great opportunity for engineering enthusiasts! We have a supporting and enthusiastic team who are passionate about all things engineering. Furthermore, you will be a part of fascinating projects that play a substantial role in the world!

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please monitor your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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