DPS Group's Modern Apprentice Programme

Information about DPS Group's brilliant Modern Apprenticeship programme, delivered in partnership with Fife College.


DPS Group Apprenticeships

We'd like to offer you a very warm welcome to DPS Group.

As a leading provider of smart solutions to manufacturing industries, we’re passionate about developing the engineering champions of the future.

Our thriving modern apprentice programme will provide you with the training and development required to progress in your Electrical, Control and Instrumentation career. 

We are the forefront of developing new smart solutions to help create the ‘factory of the future’ with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) at the heart of our approach.

We have a long, proud history of supporting the Modern Apprenticeship programme, having employed a large number of young people over the last 20 years.

Every single apprentice has been offered a full-time role at the end of their training, which is delivered in partnership with Fife College and Forth Valley College.

If you join our Modern Apprenticeship programme then you are sure to gain a broad education during your time with us.

This means apprentices learn a broad range of electrical, instrumentation, control, automation and compliance skills before making decisions about which specialist path you decide to take. 

In particular, our apprenticeship programmes focuses on the key digital and smart solutions required as we tackle the defining challenge of this generation – productivity. 

 

Electrical Engineering four year programme breakdown

Year 1 – Full-time at college. At the end of year 1 you will have achieved a SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations and an NC in Electrical Engineering.

Year 2 – Full-time in the workplace plus commencing a SVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering (Maintenance), with 1 day per week at college studying a HNC in Electrical Engineering.

Year 3 - Full-time in the workplace plus continuing with your SVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering (Maintenance), with 1 day per week at college completing the HNC in Electrical Engineering.

Year 4 - Full-time in the workplace to complete your SVQ level 3 in Electrical Engineering (Maintenance)

Throughout the four year programme, apprentices will learn on each of the following modules

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance activities
  • Carrying out fault diagnosis on electrical equipment and circuits
  • Maintaining electrical equipment
  • Modifying or rewiring electrical circuits
  • Testing electrical equipment and circuits
  • Carrying out fault diagnosis on instrumentation and control equipment and circuits
  • Testing and calibrating instrumentation and control equipment and circuits
  • Assisting in the installation of electrical/electronic equipment

Minimum Qualifications

Maths       National 5 - B grade

English      National 5 - B grade

Physics     National 5 - B grade

 

Instrumentation and control four year programme breakdown

Year 1  -  Full-time at college, working towards an SCQF Level 7 qualification in process engineering maintenance – instrument and control

Year 2 & 3 - Full-time in the workplace with one day per week at college continuing with your SCQF Level 7 qualification in process engineering maintenance – instrument and control

Year 4 - Full- time in the workplace to complete your qualification in process engineering maintenance – instrument and control

 

Throughout the four year programme, apprentices will learn on each of the following modules

  • Handover Process Engineering Plant and Equipment
  • Reinstate the Work Area after Completing the Maintenance of Process Engineering Plant and Equipment
  • Minimise Risks to Life, Property and the Environment
  • Work Safely, Minimise Risk and Comply with Emergency Procedures
  • Contribute to Effective Working Relationships
  • Carry out Planned Maintenance Procedures on Instrument and Control Systems
  • Deal with Variations and Defects in Instrument and Control Systems
  • Diagnose and Determine the Causes of Faults in Instrument and Control Systems

 

As part of DPS Group's commitment to people within the business, on successful completion of the NC, each apprentice will continue their education to a Higher National Certificate (HNC) level.

Our MA programme has been developed to engage with and train people who wish to succeed in their chosen career. DPS Group offers a strong foundation that enables our apprentices to learn and grow, developing the engineering champions of the future.

Our 2022 applications are now open! The closing date is 1 July 2022 with interviews taking place on 8 July 2022. 

If you're interested, please send an up to date CV to careers@dp-sgroup.co.uk


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