Product Engineering Modern Apprentice

Location: Dunfermline

Contract: 4-years

Closing Date:

Optos – Who are we?

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.

Visit our website to find out more information about Optos.

Early Careers Programme

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 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.

Job Vacancies

We have a number of positions that may be of interest to students looking for their next exciting opportunity after secondary education. The positions below will be advertised in the next few weeks, with a view for the successful candidate(s) to start employment with Optos in August 2023 and start College or University in September 2023. All roles will be advertised on

Product Engineering Modern Apprentice

We are currently looking for a Product Engineering Apprentice to join the Engineering Team and complete an Engineering Technical Services – Modern Apprenticeship on a 4-year Fixed Term Contract. As a Modern Apprentice, you will be supported throughout a structured training programme in partnership with Fife College. The Product Engineering Apprentice’s main role will be working within a multi-functional team to sustain current products and processes through optical system fault finding, module debug activity and production process optimisation.

For this role we require:

  • A minimum of National 4/5 or Standard Grade in Math’s, Physics and Technical Studies or equivalent hands-on experience in a technical environment.
  • The ability to work well in a team, good communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to identify potential problems and take appropriate action would be required for this role.

Please note that Optos Plc are in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority operating as a Known Consignor and this vacancy is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Background checks and Right to work in the UK.

This position is a Fixed Term Contracts based in Dunfermline and depending on the role and study framework you may need to attend College or University on a weekly basis.

All positions will be subject to Right to Work checks.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact