Embedded Electronic Engineer Apprentice (Level 6) BEng

Job Title Location

Embedded Electronic Engineering Degree Apprentice (Level 6) BEng

Job Location

Swindon and studying at Gloucester College

Reports To

Senior Embedded Software Engineer


General Overview of the Company

Arralis is a leader in advanced millimetre wave technology. We operate in the communications, satellite, aerospace, and defence markets with innovative monolithic microwave integrated circuits (mimics), packaged modules, sub- systems and complete high definition radars and satellite transceivers.

We have locations in UK, Ireland and USA; in Florida we are building an ITAR compliant design and production facility.

Overview of the role

Starting in September 2021, this structured Degree Apprenticeship programme is an alternative to full-time University, and you will study for an Engineering Bachelor’s (Hons) Degree, with all fees paid, whilst gaining work experience on live projects within Arralis.

What will the job involve?

Your time will be split between studying for a degree and working within Arralis, gaining valuable experience and allowing you to apply your theoretical knowledge to practical projects. During this period, you will receive training to give you the fundamental knowledge and skills required for your apprenticeship. You will be supervised by engineers who are experts in their fields.

The training is designed to allow you to continually build on the skills that are being taught which range from, electronic schematic design, printed circuit board (PCB) layout, structured programming for embedded systems (software and firmware), design and testing methodology. You will also develop your Professions Skills, including collaboration, leadership, presentations and business insight.

Year 5 you will finish your studies with a BEng (Hons), completing your apprenticeship through an End Point Assessment (EPA) and taking up a graduate appointment within Arralis.

You will be based at our Swindon site but you could get the opportunity to travel to our other sites in Belfast and Florida.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will study towards a BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Computer Engineering, accredited by the University of the West of England (UWE) on a day release scheme. The first 3 years of the course is delivered by Gloucester College with the final 2 years delivered directly by UWE.

The degree course builds up from foundations to the final BEng (Hons) degree and utilises class based learning and practical laboratory activities delivered at both Gloucester College and UWE. This allows each apprentice to develop their knowledge year on year, gaining accredited qualifications to achieve milestones for the apprenticeship.

There will be regular reviews with the education teams from Gloucester College and UWE, together with support from Arralis to ensure both academic and apprenticeship qualifications are successfully met.

What are the entry requirements?

• Three A levels which must include Maths plus another STEM-based subject such as Physics/Electronics/Computing or similar

• Other qualifications will be considered if they meet the points level requirement.

• Applicants must have the minimum of 120 UCAS points (in the new tariff system) which equates to BBB. Applicants must have at least a C in Maths, although a B is preferred. Please provide predicted grades if you are still studying.

• Dedication to a career in technology and a genuine passion for engineering.

• Good written and excellent communication skills.

• Willing to travel to college, Swindon office and other sites will be required.


Email your CV to: careers@arralis.com