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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are more than just a qualification. They allow you to become a professional in your chosen trade area, earning a wage whilst making a real impact in the business.

Whilst building your engineering career through an apprenticeship scheme at Crowcon, you’ll get experience in a work environment day-to-day in parallel with also gaining the benefits from experienced colleagues and mentors who can help you build your skills and take them straight into the workplace.

Why Crowcon?

Detecting Gas. Saving lives. At Crowcon Detection Instruments, we have a passion for gas detection. We want to grow a safer, cleaner and healthier future for everyone, everyday providing the best in gas safety solutions worldwide.

For over 45 years, Crowcon has been manufacturing high quality gas detectors with a reputation for reliability and technical innovation.

Crowcon offers fixed and portable gas detection equipment based on expertise in mechanical and electronic design and software development and an understanding of the physics and chemistry of gas detection.

To sustain our growth year on year, we combine our expertise with emerging technologies to develop process insights and protection for our customers and their people, as well as improving their operational efficiency.

We have a diverse and international team of creative, effective and knowledgeable people collaborating together on exciting projects, technologies and innovative products to make our vision a reality.

We are one of the largest businesses within the Halma group, a FTSE 100 company, currently operating within the Halma’s Safety sector.

What does a Crowcon apprenticeship involve?

An advanced apprenticeship at Crowcon takes three years to complete. Our apprenticeship programmes will provide you with the opportunity to continue your academic studies at Newbury College. This will be spent studying one day per week, alongside ‘hands on’ training to gain Level 4 PEO qualification. 

Over a length of the apprenticeship, you will join Crowcon as an apprentice line technician. The college course will be held at Newbury College and you will be entered onto a two year HNC in Electrical/Electronic engineering. This will then be followed by a HND top up, all conducted as day release.  You’ll also complete a Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) level 4 NVQ whilst in work. This will be alongside extensive internal training on Problem solving, Lean training, Business improvement technique courses.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum of a BTEC level 3 in engineering or associated A-levels.
  • Enthusiasm for learning
  • Passion for problem solving
  • Self-motivated, driven and organised

Become part of a successful team

We value all of our apprentices! They make a huge difference to the future of our business.

Don’t take our word for it. Have a listen to what our current apprentices have to say:

“For anyone looking to start an apprenticeship I would say go for it as it has been a great experience for me because you get to carry out practical activities on site at Crowcon Gas Detection Instruments Ltd and the theory side at college on a day release type format. This is vital as it gives me the knowledge behind carrying out certain activities and it all links together with my everyday work. An apprenticeship is also very good as your employer pays you for your time and if that’s not enough it increases on a yearly basis depending on results from college and practical challenges on site.”  Ryan Jones

Ryan is also an Apprenticeship Ambassador. The Apprenticeship Ambassador (AA) programme is a scheme where apprentices have the opportunity to visit schools and various workshops around Oxfordshire to help promote apprenticeships in the workplace.

Want to know more? Download our brochure here or contact us today!