Engineering with Specialisms in Mechatronics JMG Systems

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    JMG Systems

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Engineering > Level 5-6

  • Positions


  • Location

    66-68, Derry Road, Omagh, BT78 5ED

  • Salary


  • Start date

  • Location Type


Job Description

Apprenticeships here at JMG Systems give you a unique opportunity to work within a professional, friendly, and social environment. You will have the chance to experience various departments within our business and gain valuable industry insight that includes manufacturing, engineering, and onsite service. Through each department you will gain experience in areas such as fault finding, reading schematics and loom creation. This allows you to confirm which Engineering route you would like to pursue and also provides you with the chance to complete projects independently. We work in partnership with South West College and provide ample opportunities to use your knowledge from your studies and apply it here at JMG. Our team are highly skilled and will support and encourage you throughout your apprenticeship journey, helping you develop the skills to give you the best start in your Engineering career!

Person Specification

At JMG Systems we appreciate individuals that embody our company's core values.

Candidates should demonstrate transparency in their communication and actions as well as welcoming feedback and constructive criticism - this is a great way to improve and develop.

Its important to JMG that the apprentice shows a willingness to help their team members and other colleagues and considers the needs and perspectives of others. We are all about positivity - maintaining a positive attitude even in challenging/stressful situations demonstrates strength and resilience.

The team here at JMG are always learning, it is important that candidates possess these same qualities in having a natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge. This allows the individual to generate new ideas and solutions to problems.

All candidates must be able to take ownership and responsibility of their own tasks, whilst meeting deadlines and producing high standards of work.

Last but not least, apprentices must be able to manage time effectively and demonstrate attention to detail in all aspects of work. They must strive for continuous improvement.

Candidates that possess these core values will thrive in JMG Systems and contribute massively to the team.

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Engineering with Specialisms in MechatronicsSouth West College


As a Higher Level Apprentice, students will gain the benefit of studying for an in demand qualification, alongside developing work based skills at their place of employment to support their learning. Higher Level Apprenticeship

The FdEng in Engineering (with Specialisms) has an industry focused approach, where graduates develop an extensive range of professional knowledge and technical skills. The programme has been designed in a more applied nature, and aligns with the needs of the local and regional engineering sector. Demand for Manufacturing and Engineering graduates is extremely high, and in particular there is demand for those with level and 4 and 5 qualifications. This programme will not only help you gain the qualification to get into this exciting sector, but develop your skills in such a way that you will be well positioned to excel in your career.

The Mechatronics Specialism is delivered in the Omagh Campus.

Course delivery is part-time, over three years. Students will study part time, whilst working in a relevant place of employment in the engineering industry and in the final semester will complete a period of work based learning to compliment and consolidate their academic study.


This programme has been designed to ensure graduates develop the skills and attributes to contribute in a meaningful way to local and regional engineering companies. There is a focus on developing the broad engineering skills in mathematical and scientific principles, underpinned by a practical and applied approach to developing technical, professional and 21st century skills which are informed by, and aligned with, the needs of industry. The programme aims to instil a sense of enquiry, problem solving, and pragmatism through the integration of project based learning, industry relevant teaching and assessment and an introduction to future systems which will ensure a ‘work ready’ and sought after graduate.


  • The Professional Engineer (Level 4 Module)

  • Applied Maths (Level 4 Module)

  • Electronic Principles (Level 4 Module)

  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes (Level 4 Module)

  • CAE and Design (Level 4 Module)

  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics (Level 4 Module)

  • Engineering Analysis (Level 5 Module)

  • Robotics and Automation (Level 5 Module)

  • Work Based Learning (Level 5 Module)

  • PLCs (Mechatronics Specialism Further Study)

  • Electrical Systems (Mechatronics Specialism Further Study)


Foundation Degree

Validated By

Ulster University


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

Entrants should have passes in 4 different subjects including a grade C/4 or above in GSCE Maths and English and hold a related Level 3 qualification(s) equating to 56UCAS points.

International students (for whom English is not their first language), must demonstrate their competence in written and spoken English at IELTS – Academic 6.0, with minimum 5.5 in all four elements of the test. Trinity ISE - Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Where an applicant does not hold the formal academic requirements for entry to the programme, but can demonstrate relevant experiential learning across a range of industries, they may apply for admission through the College Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process. In such cases, contact the Course Director for the programme who will advise further.

To be eligible to commence study on this HLA Pathway, applicants must have secured full-time paid employment in a relevant industry sector.



Start Date

Thursday 12 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 27 June 2027

Progression Pathway

Completion of this Foundation Degree will facilitate progression to higher level roles within the candidates own place of work.

Students are also in a position to articulate into year two of an associated Honours Degree at Ulster University provided they meet the entrance criteria.

Students can progress to a ‘Top Up Degree’ in Engineering within SWC approved by the Open University on a part time basis.

There are a number of alternative Higher Education Institutions offering part-time and full time top ups to level 6 and above.

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