Degree Apprenticeship

Engineering Degree Apprentice 2022

About Edwards

Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.

Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.

"What I like about Edwards is..."

Graduate Engineer Tinashe describes the working culture at Edwards, and explains how it has helped her to develop and improve. To watch the full Gradcracker/Edwards webinar, click here.

Empowering people, enabling Innovation

Are you practical, inquisitive and hands-on with a real curiosity about mechanical engineering? Do you want to work, earn and learn at the same time?

We’re looking for driven individuals who want to kick-start their career as an Engineering apprentice whilst learning about the fascinating world of vacuum innovation technology. If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!

We have opportunities in the following disciplines;

  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software Engineering

What is the Engineering Apprenticeship?

Edwards is part of Atlas Copco Vacuum Technique which is a global market leader in vacuum technology for industrial, pharmaceutical, chemical, scientific, glass coating and food packaging industries. We’re passionate about investing in our people and we ensure they have market leading skills. Our people love working here as we promote and encourage Curiosity, Collaboration and Commitment in everything we do. 

Our four-year engineering apprenticeship is a great opportunity to learn on the job whilst getting paid. You’ll apply the theory you learn at college to real-life engineering problems in the workplace and gain a relevant Engineering Degree with excellent career prospects!

From the very start you will be immersed in a world of real-world experience You’ll be given all the support and training you need to equip you with world-class skills to be a successful engineer.

Where would I work?

You will be based at our Clevedon site, a short drive away from the vibrant City of Bristol. 

About you

We look for candidates with:

  • A minimum of 3 A Levels C or above including one STEM subject or Level 3 Qualification in Engineering.
  • GCSE Maths & English at Grade C/4 or above
  • A clear interest in Science and/or Engineering principles.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to analyse information and apply knowledge to make suggestions.
  • The ability to carry out tasks correctly and efficiently with minimal assistance to a high quality.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • A strong commitment to academic/college studies.

Benefits & Rewards

Some of our benefits include:

  • A competitive salary, annual bonus, health cash plan, competitive pension, ride-to-work scheme, 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays.
  • A robust career development plan, including online learning modules and on the job technical training.
  • Early Careers Community forum.
  • Mentoring programme.
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Continuous support and coaching.

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 29th, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • Clevedon (Somerset)
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