Advanced Apprentice Opto-Mechanical Engineer
Advanced Apprentice Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Advanced Apprentice Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Cooke Optics Ltd

Advanced Apprenticeship

Job type




Closing Date

October 30, 2020, 00:00

Starting Salary

£200.00 - Weekly

Why we need you

The successful individual will indicate that they are excited by the prospect of learning new engineering skills, have a genuine interest in working in our environment and can show evidence that they have suitable background, interests and experiences that would make our investment in their training worthwhile.

The role will involve the individual training in the area of Opto-Mechanical Engineering to eventually become a fully skilled technician and produce components to a very high specification. This will involve training with both the company as well as South Leicestershire College.

The individual would be expected to undergo rigorous training, the training given, and experience gained would give the right individual the skills needed to produce specialist components, using a range of materials to customer specifications and requirements.

Duties will include:

  • Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
  • Working safely at all times, complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
    planning and where applicable obtaining all the resources required to undertake the work activity
  • Undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment
  • Carrying out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment
  • Dealing promptly and effectively with engineering/manufacturing problems within the limits of their responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel
  • Completing any required documentation using the defined recording systems at the appropriate stages of the work activity
  • Restoring the work area on completion of the activity and where appli

The benefits

For 100 years, Cooke has been at the centre of the filmmaking business. We’ve been listening to the community of which we are a part. We lead by introducing new products such as Technology, and we remember our success is built on a simple idea – do what the filmmaker needs.

Our factory in Leicester, England has generations from the same family working side by side. That experience is un-beaten anywhere. We manufacture a full range of primes and zooms for 35mm, digital and Super 16mm photography, plus a range of large format stills lenses.

We know our customers, and they know us, as individuals. Our rental partners do their training next to the craftsman who built their lenses. There are no barriers. We meet our customers at our factory, at trade events, distributors and rental houses and of course on the set.

We’re intolerant when it comes to tolerances. We research continuously to drive innovation. Our lenses are dependable and practical in use on the set, our optics superb. The lenses are straightforward to maintain – which is why so many rental facilities carry our products. Our manufacturing and testers keep going until we get each lens within our very tight specification. We get it right, whatever it takes.

At the heart of what makes Cooke special is the “Cooke Look”. The Cooke Look is about the science of creating beautiful images for the motion picture industry.

As a result, for over a century, cinematographers have chosen Cooke lenses for a smooth roundness and dimensionality to the picture and for the velvety skin tones that flatter.

The Cooke Legacy

For over a century, wherever films have been made, Cooke has been there
With Scott and Shackleton at the South Pole,
At the top of Mount Everest and in the deepest ocean,
At Royal weddings and major ceremonial events,

The requirements

Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in English, maths and Science (Physics).

  • Team player
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic and have an interest in engineering

Possess a hunger to learn new skills and develop as an individual.


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