Manufacturing Engineering Modern Apprentice | OPTOS

Location: Dunfermline

Contract: Moden Apprenticeship

Closing Date:

Modern Apprenticeship Framework: Engineering Technical Support (Technical Services)

SCQF Level 7

Fixed term contract – 4 years

At Optos, we see the importance of attracting new talent and developing the workforce of the

future. Since 2019 we have been recruiting into our Apprenticeship and Graduate Programme, based in Dunfermline, Scotland, providing the opportunity to balance the value of work experience with further learning.

Optos works with a number of learning providers who support both modern and graduate apprenticeships. We also support professional memberships for our Graduate Trainees.

We recognise the importance of learning new skills and transferring these into the workplace and create a fun and rewarding environment to support your work and learning and ensure you get the experience you are looking for. You will receive the support you need to achieve your goals and qualifications or professional accreditations.


Optos is a leading medical device company engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of ultra-widefield retinal imaging devices. Our imaging devices can be found globally, in opticians, optometrists and hospitals where clinicians can take an optomap® image of the retina which facilitates the early detection, management and effective treatment of disorders and diseases such as retinal detachments and tears, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related degeneration. The image can also indicate evidence of non-eye diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and certain cancers. Optos is committed to utilising the latest technology to manufacture new products and software that support optomap® as a world-class standard of care, helping eye care professionals around the world save sight and lives.


We are currently looking for a Manufacturing Engineer Modern Apprentice to join our Manufacturing Engineering department based in Dunfermline on a 4-year Fixed Term


You will be working within a multifunctional team to develop new products and transfer them from development phase into full scale production. Through Concurrent Engineering the Manufacturing Engineering team play a key role in the in every phase of the product life cycle.


Cross functional working – collaborating with Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical, Optical and Software Engineers.

Communication and team working – as part of project teams including all parts of the business.

Design for Manufacture and Assembly – ensuring new concepts and designs are production ready and provide excellence to our customers. Quality Assurance – Ensuring Quality is integrated into all aspects of the product from initial concept to field service.

Designing, Documenting, and Implementing new production processes both in house and in partnership with suppliers.

Continuous improvement of existing products, manufacturing and support processes.

Lead Engineering investigations to fault find on production and field failures, validate new processes and parts and develop and implement next generation production techniques.

Project Managements as a team member and contributor in large projects and leading smaller investigations and development projects.

Whilst working at Optos, you will also be studying towards your Modern Apprenticeship at Fife College. The course is delivered in a blended manner and during your first year you would attend college 3 days per week and 2 days in the workplace. The timetable will vary each year.


Gained 4 or 5 Highers, ideally including Math’s, Physics and Technical Studies or equivalent hands-on experience in a technical environment.

Good communication skills, written and verbal.

Can adapt to change and deal with multiple tasks.

Ability to identify potential problems and take appropriate action.

Good organisational skills and ability to coordinate workload to ensure that deadlines and targets are met.

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office applications).

Strong team player with flexible attitude to work priorities.


At Optos, we offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. For this role, the working hours are 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday. The salary for this position is £15,000.


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, age or protected veteran status.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience and want to join a great team, please Apply on the Optos Careers Website: