Electronic Engineering Technician.

DSTL Salisbury

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Apprenticeships > Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship Engineering

  • GMFJ Reference
    126757
  • Wages
    £7.22 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    08/03/2021
  • Start Date
    01/09/2021

  • Location
    Salisbury
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    DSTL

Description of Opportunity

This bespoke programme has been developed in partnership with our training provider, Wiltshire College Chippenham, to enable apprentices to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills required for a range of roles.

This is a great way to explore future career pathways and to develop and demonstrate a wide ranging skill set. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship the training programme has previously led to many exciting roles across the business.

These have included: Range Technician, Workshop Technician, Electronic Engineer and higher level apprenticeships such as Ordnance Munitions and Explosives Engineering, Embedded Electronics and Cyber Systems.

This role will include - Electronics fault finding, testing equipment, calibration of equipment, a basic understanding of mechanical manufacturing and CAD design.

This Apprenticeship responds to the changing demands of the business. We recently included additional modules such as: RF (Radio Frequency) Fundamentals, Micro Controllers, and Coding & Programming.

  • Year 1 - College Full time
  • Year 2 - Placements plus day release
  • Year 3 & 4 - Full time placements leading to End Point Assessment


Throughout the apprenticeship you will be encouraged to develop and demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the apprenticeship standard. You will also undertake an End Point Assessment, which you must pass to acquire a permanent role within the organisation.

You will need to be responsible for your development through Independent Learning to realise your full potential.

We will encourage you to demonstrate dedication and engagement during the apprenticeship programme to our organisation and training partner.

Working alongside Dstl colleagues will enable you to complete tasks and work to the quality and timescales required. You will be encouraged to participate fully in the learning opportunities available from Dstl and other organisations.

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age at the start of the programme, Sept 2021
  • Candidates must be UK Nationals.

    We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on 02393876405 (Ref ID: 126757)

  • A passion for electronic engineering/ technology
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Natural problem solver who enjoys challenge
  • Innovator
  • Flexible, open to change
  • Desire to learn
  • Team Player
  • Desire to know how things work
Must hold at least 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above, which must include Math, English and at least one science.

Opportunities with DSTL

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is at the heart of the UK’s defence and Security capabilities, ensuring that our vital and unique innovative science and technology contribute to current and future challenges. We provide the UK expertise in a spectrum of engineering and scientific fields.

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