Acoustics technician apprenticeship

Carry out noise and vibration surveying and testing

Acoustics deals with all types of sound waves in a variety of different situations. A knowledge of how these waves behave in different media has enabled technologies to develop in fields as diverse as architectural, musical and medical engineering. Acoustics are considered in many construction and major engineering projects, such as Crossrail, HS2, and The Sage Concert Hall in Gateshead. An acoustics technician would commonly be part of a wider project team, focusing on the acoustic aspects of a project alongside fellow specialists such as acoustics consultants and engineers. During the acoustics technician apprenticeship you’ll learn to understand the science of sound and vibration propagation and how these apply to work in areas relevant to your employer’s working practices. Typical duties include noise/vibration surveying and testing; data acquisition, processing and analysis; calculation; specialist acoustics modelling; and maintenance and calibration of equipment and client liaison.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Music

Entry requirements for the acoustics technician apprenticeship: Level 3 apprenticeship, preferably in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, engineering or design

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £23,000 per annum

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