Mechatronics and Automation Apprenticeship

Mechatronics and Automation Apprenticeship At Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, we offer a 48-month Mechatronics and Automation Apprenticeship Programme which will tap into your passion in technology and determination to deliver revolutionary machines and novel manufacturing processes. Allowing us to manufacture extraordinary Power Units with equipment that cannot be simply bought off the shelf. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our success story, positively challenge, and help change how we how we go about our business as we embrace a more Automated world. You will be working alongside a highly skilled and multi-functional group of people to typically take a clean slate to fully fledged production solution at tremendous pace. As a team we pride ourselves on developing our apprentices by creating rotation plans tailored to yout skill sets. You will have an opportunity to rotate across divers Automation and special purpose machine building disciplines. In turn, this will give you exposure to the engineering challenges in, mechatronics, machine design, robotics, machine building, tooling, and fixturing design. In more detail, the areas consist of:

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Job no: 497285
Work type: Student
Location: Brixworth
Department: Assembly Systems (Div)

Digital Validation and Virtual Commissioning: Working closely with mechanical, electrical and control system engineers, a virtual machine is created to simulate all motion profiles to purvey the design intent into the machine system program.  The simulation then allows the production ready system program to be validated before any physical element of the machine is complete.  Conversely, it allows us to create Digital Twins to validate new product introductions and machine upgrades using production data.

Electrical Layout Design: With every Automation solution, a robust and complaint system is designed, connecting multiple systems together to create a coherent, safe, and holistic solution.

Mechanical Design: Using CAD, all Mechatronic instances are considered in a machine design.  Which is then seen through to manufacture, alongside all bought in parts of the entire machine.  This includes electrical routing in 3D space.

Mechanical and Electrical Build:  Every Automation machine that is designed at HPP is built within HPP, bringing to fruition all disciplines mentioned above as part of the commissioning and testing processes.

Tooling and Fixturing: To keep any solution agile, the tools and fixtures go hand in hand with new product introductions.  They bridge the gap between Automation and the Power Unit.

What can we offer you?

We offer the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art Technology Centre, being involved in exciting technological challenges alongside some of the world’s best engineers. You will get the opportunity to engineer solutions in world class facilities. Solutions that are incredibly novel and inventive. You will also see your ideas bring improvements in our championship winning bids in F1.

Our benefits package includes:

  • A salary of £18,500pa
  • Performance bonus
  • Podium bonus based on F1 results
  • Company lease car scheme
  • 36 days annual leave
  • Access to private healthcare and generous pension scheme
  • A variety of other benefits and staff discounts

 What do we need from you?

  • Tenacious, curious, and driven individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • For you to have completed (or be expecting to achieve by September 2023) a Level 3 BTEC or equivalent diploma
  • For you to have achieved GCSEs at grades equivalent to a C or above (4 - 9) in Math’s and English Language
  • You will need to have practical experience of working with internal combustion engines, including an understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering principles
  • The ability to demonstrate enthusiasm, accountability, and initiative, along with taking a pride in the quality of work you produce
  • A willingness to go the extra mile to help the team succeed

 The application process:

  1. Submit your on-line application, CV and covering letter
  2. Your application will be screened by HR and the hiring manager
  3. If successful, you will be invited to attend an online interview which will take place between February – April 2023
  4. If successful, your scheme will start on Monday 4th September 2023

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, there may be periods of time during the process where you don’t hear anything from us. Don’t worry! We will advise you of the outcome of your application regardless of the result so please bear with us. Please be advised that we are unable to provide detailed feedback to applicants, apologies for any inconvenience.

Please note, you must select your course code during the application process, this must be recognised by our external apprenticeship framework provider to make you eligible for the role you apply for. Please check with your school, or college, if you are unsure of your QAN course code before completing your application form. You must also meet the Skills Funding Agencies criteria for apprenticeship funding; please see for further information.

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