Higher Technician Apprentice (Electrical/Electronic Engineering)

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Job Locations
UK-England-Gloucester | UK-England-Bristol
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Engineers & Technicians
Aviation & Aerospace
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Expleo is a leading Global Engineering Services Provider with UK presence in We are seeking passionate individuals to join our team of experienced Electronics Technicians to design/build and test Special to Type Test Equipment.  This affords the successful candidate an opportunity to work on equipment supporting some of the largest and most prestigious world-renowned blue-chip companies in the UK.  The work makes a positive and active contribution to the success of their programmes which employ cutting edge systems and technology.  Programmes are many and varied but cover areas such as safety and security of our country, transportation, protection of the environment and many other areas.  All contribute to the success of our country, UK PLC.


During your three-year apprenticeship, you will attend Gloucester Engineering Training on day release studying for HNC/HND in electrical/electronic engineering.  You will spend the rest of the time in our workshop in Bristol as part of a small highly motivated team under the supervision of a Senior Technician you will be responsible for helping to deliver bespoke equipment to our many clients.  Detailed responsibilities may include some or all of the following:

  • Assembly of electromechanical assemblies following assembly drawing/parts lists
  • Assembly of PCBs soldering through hole and SM components
  • Wiring chassis using crimp/soldered/IDC connectors
  • Build protypes circuits using a variety of methods including tag/Veroboard
  • Test completed sub-assemblies and completed equipment following a test specification recording results.

As you develop your skills and add academic underpinnings you will undertake design engineering tasks starting small and simple but with increasing size/complexity supervised by one of our seasoned engineers guided by a principal engineer.


  • Minimum of NVQ Level 3 qualification in Engineering or 2 x A levels at grade C or above in maths and one other appropriate subject, e.g. Physics, Electronics, Design & Technology


No specific skills are required however the following are examples of desirable skills:

  • Computer literate/Microsoft Office
  • Ability to understand how things work
  • Ability to connect theory and practice
  • Ability to perform assembly tasks using a range of hand and power tools.


No specific experience is required however the following are examples of desirable experience:

  • Teamwork, for example Scouting or Scout leadership, member of a sporting team, brass banding etc.
  • Engineering related hobbies, restoring cars, motorbikes bikes or similar. DIY in some capacity etc.
  • Electronics hobbyist building projects at home, built a gaming PC etc.


  • Collaborative working environment – we stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients and our peers through good times and challenges 
  • We empower all passionate technology loving professionals by allowing them to expand their skills and take part in inspiring projects  
  • Expleo Academy - enables you to acquire and develop the right skills by delivering a suite of accredited training courses 
  • Competitive company benefits such as medical and dental insurance, pension, life assurance, employee wellbeing programme, sports and social events, birthday hampers and much more!  
  • Always working as one team, our people are not afraid to think big and challenge the status quo 

“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”. 


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