Sony UK TEC launches 2019 apprenticeship scheme

Electronics manufacturer Sony UK TEC is calling on “innovative, driven and passionate” people to apply for its 2019 apprenticeship programme.

The Pencoed-based facility, which produces HD broadcast and 4K cameras, is searching for the latest round of talented applicants to join its team. 

Now in its sixth year, the Sony UK Tec Apprenticeship Scheme officially re-opened on February 1st with applicants encouraged to apply before February 28th.

It’s targeted at career-driven individuals who want to further their education and gain recognised qualifications in the technology industry.

Apprentices are trained through the company’s onsite academy and get the opportunity to work across departments such as software engineering, production engineering, development engineering and robotics.

Cecilia Fritz, head of HR and training strategy, said an apprenticeship with Sony UK TEC opens up a “vast wealth” of opportunity for any student looking to advance and develop their career.

She said: “We are looking for innovative, driven and passionate people to sign up to our industry-leading apprenticeship scheme once again this year.

“Apprenticeships really are a great pathway to developing your career, and we believe Sony UK TEC offers one of the best around.

“Our apprenticeship is a thorough and diverse programme which offers new starters an in-depth insight into all aspects of Sony UK TEC’s highly successful engineering operation.”

Over the past few years, more than 30 people have taken part in the apprenticeship scheme. Applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs, including a B or above in Maths and Cs or above in Science and English.

“We believe that this varied approach creates highly skilled and well-rounded team players and opens up a vast wealth of opportunities to them within the industry as a result,” added Fritz.

“At the end of their four years, they are fully equipped with the ability, and knowledge, to become some of the sector’s brightest engineering talents and to drive genuine progression in the fields of technology and manufacturing.

“As a globally recognised brand, we are passionate about creating innovative products which enhance millions of lives worldwide, and we’re looking for apprentices who are equally excited about helping us achieve that goal.”

To apply, visit Sony UK TEC’s website: http://www.sonypencoed.co.uk/apprenticeship-programme-1/  or email pencoedvacancies@eu.sony.com