Integrated Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship Tyco Electronics Ltd

Gather and analyse data to determine system requirements.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 39 hours per week: Monday to Thursday – 7.30am to 16.35pm 45 min lunch Friday – 7.30am to 13.10pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Gather and analyse data to determine system requirements.
  • Develop work plans and estimates as they relate to systems integration work tasks and team members.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend systems, equipment and technologies based on the requirement needs.
  • Ability to visualise complex processes and solve complex problems.
  • Ability to translate requirements into concrete technical designs.
  • Draft technical instructions, engineering plans, technical designs, and other systems integration related documents.
  • Liaise with various stakeholders such as management, operators, and support staff.
  • Develop and conduct testing plans and procedures based upon system recommendations.
  • Assessing the value, importance, and quality of products, processes, and people.
  • Responsible for defining, implementing, integrating and troubleshooting computer, information and software systems, including software and hardware components for the development of production/business solutions.
  • Prepare charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, material handling, and machine utilisation.
  • Assist the site engineering teams in New Product Introduction projects utilising the Lean process and tools.
  • Develop production process documents, and specification sheets to graphically represent processes and methods.
  • Evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality, and the reliability of equipment and process output.
  • Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
  • Ability to integrate software with electrical, and mechanical components into technical designs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems.
  • Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.
  • Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Time Management: Managing own time and project deadlines.
  • Mathematics: Using mathematics and mathematical tools to solve problems.
  • Quality Control Analysis: Developing and conducting tests and inspections of systems developed.
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of team/peer interaction.
  • Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Oral Comprehension: The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented.
  • Oral Expression: The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity: The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognising there is a problem.
  • Inductive Reasoning: The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among unrelated events).
  • Originality: The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, and to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Collegiality: Working in a team oriented environment that is cross functional, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment whilst learning the sites Ethics and Values in an inclusive and diverse culture.

Personal qualities

  • See Desired Skills.

Qualifications required

  • Learning Requirements: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Key Application Requirements: Solidworks (CREO) 3D CAD software, Visual Basic (dot Net), C++, SQLServer, and Java.

Future prospects

Great opportunity for someone to come in and be part of a Manufacturing Engineering department. Ideally looking for someone to grow within the department and can utilise their skills to become an integrated engineer.

Things to consider

Be flexible in line with business needs. This role is mixture of working at computer but also working on the manufacturing area.

About the employer

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – TE Energy Witham – Manufacturing site, supply Utility companies with products to connect power. We are the main Energy site in the UK with other plants globally.


Tyco Electronics Ltd


Freebourne Road



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Training provider

There is a choice of two Manufacturing Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship pathways:

  • Technician – involved in technical matters and problem-solving.
  • Craft – skilled in practical trades including fabrication and welding.

The VCQ (NVQ) Level 3 will relate to your specific trade, e.g. manufacturing, maintenance or design.

The course also includes:

  • Technical Support.
  • Engineering Leadership.

As part of the Manufacturing Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills/GCSEs in English and maths, plus ICT.

Apprenticeship framework

Manufacturing Engineering

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


CI Business Solutions 01206 712043

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017