Test Technician Apprentice

Landguard Systems Limited

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Technician Apprentice for our client, Landguard Systems in Fareham. If you want to develop a career in engineering and have a passion for it, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!

As an Engineering Test Technician Apprentice, you will work as part of a team to provide support and expertise for all areas of Engineering. This apprenticeship is designed to offer stretch and progression. 


Our electronics build and test engineers thoroughly check materials, procedures, and systems. As a Test Technician Apprentice, you will be following standardised procedures to build ultra-low high integrity communications devices. This will involve ensuring that all of the components are fit for purpose before commencing work. You will be required to apply your excellent eye for detail when soldering, crimping and routing cables on a range of devices. You will then learn how to undertake the test required for the devices to be passed and packed ready for dispatch.

Other information

Landguard Systems is a driven team of engineering professionals with a broad sphere of radio design expertise. We specialise in the conception and development of innovative, high performance, bespoke radio systems. Founded in 2006, our diverse team builds upon years of industrial experience to provide our customers with the right solution, every time. Through consultation and requirements analysis we evolve ideas from inception to comprehensive specifications and proposals.

Our holistic approach to design comprises the complete equipment chain, from radio frequency (RF) and digital hardware, through embedded software and digital signal processing, to application software and systems analysis. We are able to provide these services in full or in part and can apply them to a wide range of customer projects and product developments. Our after-sales service includes ongoing support and advice, assisting introduction of our products to real-world scenarios.


To be considered for the role of Engineering Test Technician Apprentice, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • You will under go an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before employment. You must not have any convictions that would compromise the companies security requirements
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development
  • Have good numerical, logical, organisational and analytical skills
Personal qualities
  • You will be IT literate
  • You will be organised and work in a tidy, professional manner
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You will possess good interpersonal and written writing skills
Qualifications required
  • 5 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.


  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (2/3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
Future prospects

You will eventually be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality, accuracy and timely delivery of the work you undertake. Once you have gained the required experience you will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improvement.

Training to be provided

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 3 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by the client but be support every step of the way by PETA.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  The majority of skills development training in years 2, 3 and 4 will be completed with your employer at your place of work.

You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 18 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • General machining, fitting and assembly applications
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
  • Assembling and testing electronic circuits
  • General welding applications

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:

Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Learning & Development Coach (30 months). During this time you will be day released for 24 months to complete a Technical certificate (Level 3) as part of your advanced apprenticeship standard. This will be the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge).

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