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Electronics Manufacturing Apprentice - Prima



21st June 2021

Employer Description

Prima Electronic Services are a Contract Electronics Manufacturer based in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. Specialising in PCB assembly and mechanical build, from initial prototype quantities to high volume production. Prima have been operating for over 30 years and are focussed on being agile while maintaining a high quality standard. Prima currently employs around 60 people who work in both factory/lab and office environments.

There is an opportunity for two engineering apprentice to join the team.

Main description

The apprentice will undertake a structured training process where they will spend time in each aspect of the business, gaining experience throughout the entire process. The process is designed to enable the candidate to work towards being highly skilled engineer, technician or operator. When the process is complete, the candidate will have the freedom to decide which area they want to progress in to forward their personal development. The candidate will train to be able to perform various tasks but are not expected to have experience in these areas prior to their training.

General tasks and training include:

Run various types of machinery to reach an assembled product.
Inspect the circuit boards to ensure high quality
Hand solder components and wires
Program and test circuit boards.
Fault find circuit boards down to component level
Setup and maintain test equipment.
Work towards and meet customer deadlines.

Entry requirements


5 GCSEs at C or above including Maths, English and Science or equivalent.

Skills required


Both literate and computer literate – able to read and write both with their hands and on a computer using Microsoft Office.
Good communication skills
Able to follow instructions well and ask if they are unsure.

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will show the following qualities:

Works effectively with others
Show enthusiasm to learn and progress
Have high attention to detail

Training to be Provided

Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Things to consider

Apprentice will be working in both a factory environment using different types of machinery and also in a electronics lab. They will often be required to use a computer as well as different  tools such as a soldering iron.

Future Prospects

Depending on the outcome of the Apprenticeship. The Apprentice may be able to move on to further education and training at higher levels.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 02/08/2021


£187 per week


This job is located in St Ives, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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