Orion Optics - Level 2 - Mechanical Assembly Technician Apprenticeship

  • Company: Orion Optics UK Limited
  • Location: Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 9HX
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: £220.00 per week
  • Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Ref: VAC-00361
  • Application Deadline Date: 18/08/2022
  • Start Date: 04/04/2022
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: 8am - 4pm

Brief Description

We are looking for an apprentice mechanical assembly technician to be responsible for assembling and dispatching our highly precise and certified telescopes, to the highest standards possible.

Qualifications Required

A passion for engineering is more important that set qualifications although Grade 3 (D) or above in Maths and English Language would be advantageous

Personal Qualities

A team player, good time keeper

Skills Required

• Good understanding of Engineering and Manufacturing is desirable but not essential.
• Able to produce timely work where required.

Future Prospects

Once you have qualified, you will become a mechanical assembly technician

Vacancy Detail

Orion Optics are a telescope manufacturer, the only one in the country to manufacturer telescopes, we are known all over the world for our precise optics, we supply our telescopes to most universities both in the UK and all over the world, and we have 3 telescope in space at this time. We were on the TV programme Made in Britain, a few weeks ago, showing how we start and finish our telescope to the highest standard as required by our customers.

A growing reputation of our products is testimony of their success and quality. Across the length and breadth of the country, telescopes and optical components can be found in universities and private businesses. Custom made telescopes are helping with cutting edge astronomy projects in ESO’s sites in Chile and La Palma and Amatuer Astroimagers are for ever pushing the boundaries and producing some breath-taking views of the universe.

We are seeking to employ and train an assembly technician apprentice.
You will be highly trained to work in the world of manufacturing. The initial training will be broad based and could lead to a first appointment as a mechanical assembly technician

Mechanical assembly technician of world class telescopes will be involved in:
- Learning all about the telescope product lines
- Assembling and calibrating all our telescopes to the highest standards
- Getting them ready to be despatched. These highly calibrated products are very specifically packed as there is some very delicate glass items to be protected.
- Booking all our products in with the couriers ready to be collected
- Despatch to our customers


This is an amazing opportunity for someone to join a company who work with some of the most precise and accurate machinery to create state of the art telescopes. If you would like to see some of the incredible images created by these telescopes, you can do so by visiting the website: https://www.orionoptics.co.uk/image-gallery/



Other Information

You will be required to travel to Make UK's training centre in Aston, Birmingham on day release, one day per week. Whilst the travel will be funded, please be aware that you will need to make your own way to the centre in time to start classes at 8am.

Ready to start your adventure?