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Available opportunity

Apprentice engineering technician


£167.70 per week

Opportunity type


Available hours


Closing date

Job description

The role holder will work within the workshop environment in Opcare’s prosthetic and orthotic clinics to fabricate, repair and maintain medical devices that are issued within the department to patients.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Interpretation and basic understanding of prosthetic and/or orthotic information (e.g. prescriptions or work orders) supplied by Clinician
  • Undertake daily repairs and adjustments using appropriate materials/tools
  • Manufacture and repair as appropriate component limbs incorporating regular use of a variety of hand tools
  • Ensure that finished products comply with any associated Measure Charts, manufacturer’s instructions etc
  • Support the tertiary functions of the workshop e.g. storeroom function
  • Ensuring correct materials / components are issued for the job and that appropriate tools are available
  • Book in / out materials as required for work assigned
  • Complete and maintain production and inspection records as required
  • Ensure adequate identification of work at all stages is maintained at all times
  • Ensure manufacturing activities are undertaken in compliance to company/site H and S and Quality procedures and regulations

You will be traveling to South and City College Birmingham - Bournville Campus every 7th Week for 1 full week for your college course throughout the apprenticeship programme. The employer will be paying for your travel and accommodation when you visit College.


Must have GCSE Grade C (4) or above English and Maths or Functional Skills Level 2


Engineering level 1 or 2 will be an advantage but is not essential


Oxford, Bradford, Croydon, Middlesbrough, Norwich, Cambridge, Sheffield, Leicester, South Manchester, London