The Automated Technology Group is a leading global supplier of control and power solutions for industrial automation. The company delivers complex projects with a proven blend of creativity, confidence and control.

Headquartered in Silsoe, Bedfordshire, The Automated Technology Group is a fast-growing, dynamic organisation with multiple sites across the UK. Operating within all major industry sectors, its solutions drive the production lines and supply chains of many leading companies.

The Academy Apprenticeship Programme

Believing that technical skills are vital to the future success of British manufacturing, The Automated Technology Group is dedicated to providing meaningful training and development for young people through our own apprenticeship programme called “The Academy”.

Accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Academy recruits new apprentices every year allowing young people to achieve nationally recognised qualifications and develop the skills required for a successful career in engineering.

Throughout the programme, apprentices gain industry-specific knowledge across various company departments while receiving a salary from day one, putting them in an excellent position to continue their career within the company on completion of their chosen pathway.

Find out more about life as an ATG Academy apprentice in our case study.

What will I achieve?

As apprentices rotate though various company departments they will develop skills in all major areas of the business - ranging from Manufacturing, Installation/Commissioning, Draughting and Electrical Design to Robotics/Robotic Computer Aided Design, Simulation and Project Management.

All apprentices are encouraged and supported to achieve his or her full potential. With their progress reviewed regularly, apprentices have an opportunity to acquire:

  • Practical competence through a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
  • Technical knowledge through attending a college course
  • Key workplace skills such as ICT, literacy, numeracy, problem-solving ability and teamwork
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • An understanding of the relevant health and safety requirements and Employment Responsibilities and Rights (ERR)

With the programme being accredited by The IET, apprentices also have a fantastic opportunity to continue their education and register as an Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer.

How do I apply?

The Automated Technology Group would love to welcome new driven individuals to our team, so if you wish to apply or find out more about our apprenticeship programme simply click here and login.

The application deadline is Friday 30th June 2017 and you can find out more about the programme by visiting or emailing your enquiry to Training Manager, Pauline Nichols, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All you need to apply is a minimum of 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, including grade A* - C in Maths, English Language and one Science/Engineering-based subject.

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