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Job Title:  Space Technical Apprentice

Requisition ID:  10138

Abingdon, ENG, GB, OX14 3ED

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. 

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Job Purpose

An excellent opportunity for a  Space Technical Apprentice to join a well-established, exciting and growing Lithium-ion space business. The company designs, manufacturers and qualifies batteries for international space missions on satellites, launchers, and interplanetary vehicles.  The company’s customers include both national and international space agencies like NASA and European Space Agency as well as working across the commercial market supporting missions that include Earth observation, internet of things satellite constellations and global positioning systems.  The position is based in the Culham Science Centre near Abingdon in Oxfordshire and is a job that can truly impact people across the globe. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The role is to work across all the customer delivery departments in the business to get an understanding for the space industry and what it takes to successfully deliver hardware to the global leading space primes, national and international space agencies including ESA and NASA.
  • The role has been designed to develop knowledge building from safety aspects through the core components of the batteries to the final testing of the hardware.
  • The apprentices will also spend time in the bid team so they can understand the full process from sales point through to final delivery.
  •  There will be additional external training in relevant aspects for the role and the candidates will have the opportunity to present their preferred choice for a career path within the business at the end of the apprenticeship scheme.
  • In addition to the apprenticeship the role will undertake a number of other training and learning activities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The role will move between departments to ensure the candidates have a wide and in depth knowledge of the business and the candidates are expected to complete department specific training in each area.
  • In addition to this there will be additional training is IOSH, Fire Marshal, First Aid, NEEBOSH, 5S and Lean Methodologies.
  •  Further training will be identified dependent on candidate aptitude and career path which can include APM project management training or IPC Certification in soldering with a view to progressing ESA soldering and wiring certifications.
  • Reality check- Some roles will be desk bound and some will be manual, working in cleanroom environments standing for periods of time. 
  • The role is about learning and gaining skills and this will be the focus of the opportunity.  


Maths, English and a Science at grade 4/C or above

Knowledge and Experience

  • Enthusiastic and willingness to learn is important.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization

Skills and Competencies

  • Enthusiastic and willingness to learn is important
  • Candidates are expected to engage, learn and work in each of the departments to ensure they gain a wide depth of knowledge across the products and whole company.  Ability to interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Good I.T. skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.
  • Any CAD or design knowledge in advance would be great but not essential


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/Minority/Female/Vets/Disabled

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