Engineering Technician Apprentice (Level 4)

York Probe Sources

York Probe Sources Ltd is a leading provider of probe sources and related solutions within the electron microscopy industry.  Based in York, United Kingdom, our company is dedicated to delivering high-quality products and services to meet the diverse needs of clients worldwide.  With a focus on innovation and precision, we strive to push the boundaries of technological advancement in electron microscopy.

Job Description:

As an Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprentice specialising in Product Design and Development at York Probe Sources Ltd, you will play a vital role in the creation and enhancement of our probe sources and associated components.  This apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic and innovative environment, contributing to the advancement of electron microscopy technology.


  • Assist in the design and development of products
  • Receive on-the-job training to develop specialist skills in cleaning delicate parts using appropriate techniques and equipment
  • Document and record data
  • Follow established procedures and processes
  • Contribute to the cutting of metal and wire to precise specifications
  • Comply with policies and procedures
  • Learn how to apply mechanical principles and joining techniques to develop products, devices and equipment
  • Acquire proficiency in computer aided design software to facilitate design processes
  • Identify, diagnose and rectify design problems
  • Collaborate closely with engineers to bring new concepts to life or support redesigns of existing products
Qualifications Required:

The candidate must have at least 4 GCSE's grade 4-9  or equivalent in Maths, English and Science.  A level Maths would be recommended

The candidate must have achieved a Level 3 Engineering qualification or completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering

Personal Qualities:
  • Good work ethic
  • Interest in engineering
  • Positive attitude
Skills Required:
  • Basic IT skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good team working skills
Qualifications Gained(upon completion):

Engineering Manufacturing Technician Level 4 Standard which includes completion of  HNC in General Engineering Level 4 qualification

Important Details:
TBC at interview
Weekly Hours:
40 hours per week - Mon - Fri
Closing Dates:

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