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Level 4 Automation & Controls Apprenticeship

The prime responsibility of the Engineering Apprentice is to gain technical competence and confidence in resolving complex production line automation system, breakdown resolution and continuous improvement of our processes and process equipment.

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Vacancy location Brook Hill, Woodstock Oxfordshire OX20 1TU
Training location OAS, Culham Campus, OX14 3DB
Working week TBC hours
Wage TBC

Owen Mumford is a global leader in medical device design and manufacture. For almost 70 years we have been inventing life-enhancing devices that are tested and proven to deliver an industry benchmark in the safety, accuracy and comfort of medication administration. This strong heritage is the springboard for our future as we help to shape the progress of the healthcare industry by bringing pioneering concepts and solutions to life in an accountable and sustainable way. Headquartered in the UK, Owen Mumford is a family-run business with a large global presence across North America, EMEA and APAC.

Owen Mumford is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. Every job offer is subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role.

The prime responsibility of the Engineering Apprentice is to gain technical competence and confidence in resolving complex production line automation system, breakdown resolution and continuous improvement of our processes and process equipment. Developing the ability to investigate and diagnose failures, analyse issues, then develop and implement fully engineered solutions that target root causes. The Engineering Apprentice will work within different divisions of Owen Mumford on placement, supervised and unsupervised to detailed work instructions whether verbal or written.

Key Responsibilities:

·       To query / question at all times, in order to expand the apprentice’s knowledge base and to ensure full understanding of work instructions given and any safety implications of such instructions.

·       To maintain an accurate and up-to-date logbook detailing training completed and work experience / competencies gained, to such a standard as required by the line management and external auditors.

·       To diligently attend training courses externally or internally within Owen Mumford and obtain a level of learning and performance that is exemplary.

·       To submit for assessment a report detailing the learning’s from each project given or work placement to a satisfaction of the Technical Trainer and external auditors.

·       To ensure that the designated work area is maintained in a clean and tidy manner at all times.

·       Completion of all necessary administrative tasks.

·       Generation of detailed CAD drawings to support other areas of the business and maintenance of the CAD drawing system.

·       The care and maintenance of all Company documents, materials and other equipment under his/her control.

·       Ensure Company E,H&S policies are adhered to at all times

·       Participate if required in engineering activities scheduled during plant shutdowns e.g., Christmas / public holidays

·       Conduct themselves at all times in a professional and courteous manner, and maintain a good appearance acceptable to our customers and management

·       The achievement of agreed personal objectives.

·       Whilst the above responsibilities constitute the primary functions of the role, the Engineering Apprentice may be required to carry out other reasonable tasks as dictated by the needs of the business.

To be successful in this role, you will need to:

  • Successfully pass training assessment of Maths & key skills
  • Pass college suitability test
  • Be an effective team worker, equally able to work on their own
  • Be Highly self-motivated
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be hands-on with an engineering related hobby.

Qualifications required:

Minimum of 6 GCSEs at Grade B/5 and above. Including Maths, two sciences and an engineering-related subject

Level 3 Engineering Qualification or relevant engineering experience alongside being educated to A-Level standard (Maths/Physics/Computer Science)

What will we give you?

You will be joining a successful, privately owned industry leader who are constantly innovating and looking to improve lives, empower patients and relieve the pressure on healthcare professionals. We invest heavily in our staff and offer a competitive salary and benefits package along with the opportunity to develop within the business. Additional benefits include:

·       25 days annual leave (with the opportunity to earn loyalty days with length of service)

·       Holiday purchase scheme (up to 10 days purchased per holiday year)

·       Enhanced Family Friendly Policies

·       Enhanced Sickness Pay

·       Group Life Insurance

·       Wellbeing initiatives and support

·       Annual company bonus

·       Free parking, free tea & coffee and free fruit