Robotics engineer apprenticeship

Specify, design, build, program and test robotic systems or solutions intended to do automated jobs

This occupation is found in technology or engineering, across a range of sectors such as manufacturing, retail, healthcare and transportation. As a robotics engineer apprentice, you could find yourself often operating with a considerable degree of autonomy, leading teams that develop and deploy robotic systems. The broad purpose of the job is to specify, design, build, program and test robotic systems intended to do automated jobs in industries such as manufacturing, construction, logistics, aerospace and medicine, as well as robots that interact with people or in public spaces and warehouses. You’ll be responsible for the design, development, integration, programming and deployment of robotic systems, working to project timescales, with a firm knowledge of safety regulations, ethical issues, sustainability, cost, reliability, maintenance, and implementation. You’ll leave the apprenticeship with an integrated degree.


Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Engineering, design and technology

Entry requirements for the robotics engineer apprenticeship: Five GCSEs including maths, English and double science, and A-levels in STEM subjects such as maths, physics, ICT, computing and electronics

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

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