Electrical Technician

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 462775307-2
  • Date Posted: 1 January 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: LEIDOS
  • Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Aerospace, Automotive, Civil Engineering, Health and Safety, Information Technology, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship


Job Description:


Responsible for Site Commissioning and Installation of electrical controls equipment to industry standards. Ability to follow instructions and undertake tasks with minimal supervision. Frequent travel is required away from home in the UK and Overseas.



  • Ability to read electrical drawings

  • Able to use and create documents on Microsoft packages

  • Ability to use PLC programming packages for fault finding and program modifications

  • Programming and fault finding on drive systems

  • Configure computer equipment

  • Understanding of fieldbus systems and network systems

  • Fault finding of electrical circuits

  • Capability to carry out testing procedures on control systems

  • Telephone support of customer issues

Time Management

  • Effective time management, field-based sites require travel and periods of time away from home. Must be willing to undertake this commitment


  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to understand tasks allocated and to work with project team and Clients to deliver projects to timing plans.

Team Working

  • Role involves working with the Projects and site installation team to deliver projects to timing plans.

  • Periods of working with other departments in the business to achieve delivery of the departmental requirements.

Cross Functional Working

  • Continually build relationships with internal stakeholders to achieve the successful completion of projects

  • Adapt to roles within other departments to facilitate delivery of projects

Health & Safety

  • Always follow and promote Group and Company policies and procedures

  • Ensure all Company equipment and personal PPE properly used


  • Fully Understand and always adhere to the Company's Equality Policy at all times

Company Values

  • All employees must conduct themselves in accordance with our Corporate Company Values and Business Ethics at all times


Skills & Attributes

  • Good communication skills, Customer facing skills, ability to work on own, confidence to make decisions to overcome issues


  • Proven experience of Commissioning Electrical control systems

  • Previous experience in a similar working environment

  • Experience in PLC programming packages

  • Experience of working across other departments in the aviation / automation business.

  • Wide ranging technical background

    • Previous experience in all or some of the following areas: Automation

    • Automotive manufacturing

    • Aerospace manufacturing

    • Mechanical/material handling

    • Conveyor systems

    • Pneumatics

    • Hydraulics

    • Robotics

    • Control systems

    • Electrical power systems


Successfully completed an Electrical apprenticeship or NVQ3 diploma in electrical engineering or equivalent qualifications.

Electrical ECS Gold card holder

  • Electronics qualification

  • Computer training qualification

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