We offer apprenticeships at several of our UK based companies, providing hands-on experience, a career path, a salary and the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications while you work. Individuals entering the business will join a motivated operational team and gain knowledge and understanding of a range of operational, or manufacturing and engineering practices. We provide all of our apprentices with mentoring support.
Initially, apprentices will involve being trained in manufacturing disciplines to gain a product understanding and contribute to the company output. Following this, the opportunity to evolve into production engineering exists in order to work on design, development of new and existing products, process engineering, and supporting complex manufacturing tasks.
At our St Asaph based facility we design and assemble unity vision periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment for armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) such as tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriers. We work with military vehicle and manufacturers and around the world.
At our Torquay site, we design and manufacture best in class fiber optics components and modules, for a worldwide customer base of industrial, aerospace and life science OEMs. Our products are used in a diverse range of applications including undersea intercontinental telecoms cabling, medical diagnostic and surgical equipment, oil and gas pipeline security and aircraft refuelling.
In September we were pleased to welcome our 2018 cohort of apprentices to the Torquay team. Patrick Dando and Charlie Down joined us under the Hi Tech Electrical & Electronic Engineering National Apprenticeship and John Bouzas becomes our first to join under the National Apprenticeship as an Infrastructure Technician, supporting ICT.
If you’re interested in a careers in photonics and would like to be considered for the 2019 intake click here.
Early career opportunities: undergraduates, graduates & post-graduates
Our breadth and depth of technology expertise and manufacturing capabilities provide a range of opportunities for people seeking to start a career in hi-tech engineering, product management and operations. Internships and project-based work-placements, temporary summer vacation jobs through to individually tailored graduate/postgraduate training and development programs are available at different locations within the Group. We’re especially interested to hear from graduates and post-graduates in physics, electrical/electronics, mechanical and processing engineering and science.