Apprentice Control Systems Engineer – J V CONTROLS LIMITED (WF17 9JX)

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This is a great Engineering Apprenticeship opportunity assisting the team and learning to develop PLC, HMI, and SCADA systems from design through to on-site commissioning, assisting engineers with ongoing projects


  • Assisting engineers with ongoing projects
  • Developing HMI screens
  • Developing SCADA screens
  • Writing PLC Code
  • Testing projects to a test spec
  • Writing site reports
  • Attending sites throughout the UK
  • Writing documentation (IO Schedule, FDS, Test Spec, RAMS)

About the Employer

JV Controls Limited is an independent system integrator specialising in Industrial Control Systems and the development of industrial software (PLC, HMI, SCADA systems).

Training to be Delivered

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3.

42 months plus 3 months EPA.

This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mixture of college and work-based learning. Successful candidates will attend our Printworks Campus one day per week to learn the skills/knowledge required to be successful within this role. They will also receive a visit once a month in their place of work from their assessor, where delivery will take place on a one-to-one basis.

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technicians covers 7 roles: Electrical Technicians; Mechanical Technicians; Control & Instrumentation Technicians; Wind Turbine Technicians Electrical System and Process Control Technicians; Electromechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians. They will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in one or more of the following Industries that are part of or have activities that are part of the broader national infrastructure Engineering Sector.

Employers must satisfy themselves that apprentices are ready for their end point assessment. Apprentices must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieved a minimum Level 2 English and maths
  • Satisfactory completion of the formal training plan agreed with the apprentice by the employer
  • Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard
  • Complete a minimum of 20% of their contracted hours allocated to off the job training

The end-point assessment is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development (final three months).  It will consist of a performance assessment in the workplace – logbook / portfolio of evidence. Knowledge/practical assessments and assignments.

These are carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the Gateway process. The apprenticeship is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on performance in the end-point assessment.

  • Functional Skills qualifications (If required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

Vacancy Details

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level 3 (A level)

Employer Address

WF17 9JX

Working Week

Monday to Friday – Typical hours of 8am to 4pm.

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£10,800.00 Yearly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C)) Essential

Desired Skills

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Patience

Future Prospects


  • Junior Control Systems Engineer (2 to 3 years)
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Senior Control Systems Engineer

Other opportunities may also be available.

Date Posted


Leeds City College