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Engineering Apprentice - Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd



2nd January 2024

Employer Description

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics.

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With over 38,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

Main description

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd is based in the UK with approx. 170 employees and is responsible for volume manufacturing of electron microscopes. They are looking for an Engineering apprentice to join their team.

During your 3-4 years as a Zeiss Apprentice, you will gain comprehensive experience in various different departments such as:

• The Production Department

• The Product Design Team

• The Process Engineering Team

• The Applications Team

• The Quality Team You will use the experience gained alongside studying at West Suffolk College to cement your manufacturing knowledge to a high level.

We will support and guide you along your journey and allowing you the exposure with tasks which is required to complete your Apprenticeship. This is fantastic opportunity for someone who has a passion for engineering and manufacturing.

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification required to secure an interview are: - GCSE's in Maths & English at Grade 5 (C) or above.

Skills required

IT skills
Attention to detail
Organisation skills
Number skills
Problem solving skills

Training to be Provided

The learner will be studying the Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
Day release to West Suffolk College.
Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

Things to consider

The role will be varied and will cover a lot of different working environments. All applicants will be subject to Aviation Security training as well as a basic DBS check. We also offer Private Medical, Medical Cash plan, 25 days holiday (plus BH’s), Christmas Shut down. There is no guarantee of a permanent role at the end of your Apprenticeship.

Future Prospects

An Apprenticeship with Zeiss can lead to careers as varied as final test engineer, assembly technician, applications engineer, service engineer, quality engineer, design engineer and technical helpdesk engineer. Once you have completed your Apprenticeship and if you secure a first role with us through applying for relevant vacancies, it is our policy to develop our employees further and to give them the opportunity to progress in the business.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 28/03/2024


£ 15000 per year


This job is located in Cambourne, Cambridge, Cambs

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