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Maintenance Engineer Apprentice TECONNEX LIMITED

We are a global automotive and aerospace manufacturer. Due to continued growth we require apprentices within maintenance. Working within a very busy maintenance department, liaising with other maintenance engineers, production operatives, production engineers, and management to maximise productivity.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    To be considered - shift patterns may differ per role.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    39 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


The successful candidate will follow a recognised apprenticeship program to develop into a fully qualified Engineer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working within a very busy Maintenance and Engineering department liaising with other Maintenance Engineers, Production operatives, Production engineers and Management to maximise productivity and minimise downtime to plant and machinery.
  • Working on maintenance shutdowns carrying out planned preventive maintenance schedules and other planned installations and improvements.
  • Carrying out continuous improvement activities that contribute to gains in Safety, Quality and Productivity across the manufacturing process.
  • Repairs to electrical and mechanical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Installation of machines and equipment, such as Presses, robots, conveyors, PLC’s and bespoke machinery.
  • Learn & Develop as new IT & Engineering technology emerges to take the maintenance function forward.

Environmental, Health and Safety

  • Comply with Health & Safety policy and standards.
  • Take personal accountability for your own safety at work.
  • Take reasonable care for your colleagues’ health and safety.
  • Identify and report hazards, incidents and accidents.
  •  Keep work areas clean and tidy. 
  •  Use all equipment in a safe manner, observing the duty not to misuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety.


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?


Maintenance Apprentices in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work. They require a range of skills and knowledge in both mechanical and electrical disciplines. Often working to tight deadlines to keep the manufacturing processes running.

1st Year

The first year of your training will be spent gaining the underpinning skills and knowledge required of a maintenance apprentice in the engineering sector. You will be undertaking practical workshop units learning about the basic machining processes and tools and techniques used in assembling & maintaining plant and equipment. Along with classroom-based study covering health & safety and technical communication, the application of materials and using measurement tools.

You will also undertake academic study towards a level 3 Engineering Diploma and will cover the more technically challenging topics of advanced maths & science, mechanical/ electrical principles, engineering drawing and CAD design.

This first year will provide you with a good foundation of both manufacturing processes and knowledge. Attending Keighley College for 2 days per week. The remaining 3 days per week will be in company following an identified program of training within the maintenance department allowing you to develop your company job specific skills.

You will complete a range of both mechanical & electrical skill units from a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (Competence) in this 1st year.

2nd Year
The second year of your training will focus on completing the academic study program on a day release basis at Keighley College. You will also be following a more structured internal training program spending your working time in the maintenance departments gaining the foundation skills and knowledge required to carry out the functions of that department. You will maintain a work-based logbook and produce a portfolio of evidence to support the skills you have developed. Supported by an identified workplace assessor.
You will complete the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) in this 2nd year. And be working towards completing the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance.

3rd year
The 3rd year of your apprenticeship will be based entirely in the workplace, supported by an assessor who will monitor your progress and skills development. You will be developing the focused skills and knowledge required to work in your identified technical department and job role. Whilst completing the logbook and portfolio as evidence of your competence and knowledge.
You will complete the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance

Final 3 months
The final months will cover preparing for an end-point assessment. This is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development (final 3 months). It will consist of a performance assessment in the workplace through a professional discussion – providing a logbook / portfolio of evidence. Knowledge/practical assessments and assignments. This will be undertaken by an External examination body and will be graded as either a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full time job offer or progression onto a higher level apprenticeship upon completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT literate, Excellent interpersonal skill, Excellent organisation, Excellent planning skill, Can do attitude, Interest to problem solve, Team player, Work on own initiative, Interest in Engineering, Proficient in using computer


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Please include on the application why you are interested in the Maintenance Engineer Apprentice role. No previous experience necessary as full development and training will be given.

About the employer

Teconnex is a global leader in providing engineered clamping solutions for the emissions market while investing in new technology through our Product Diversification Programme. With facilities in four continents, our continuous improvement has seen us diversify our production to meet the requirements of a number of industry sectors. Our History began with manufacturing technical joint solutions and continues to grow on a global stage but Teconnex today has expanded into the world of Bellows, power, aerospace, automation, tooling and more in the future. Our Vision is to be the world’s leading ‘engineered solutions provider’ enabling environmental change, preferred by our customers, powered by our people. Our Mission - Connecting our customers to a cleaner world. Our People are well motivated and rewarded, encouraged to develop, have a clear sense of direction and are willing to embrace Teconnex values. Our Direction, whilst being financially prudent, is innovative, imaginative and has a genuine concern for the interests of all stakeholders and promotes continuous improvement as a way of life.




Teconnex Ltd

Bronte Warehouse

Chesham Street

BD21 4LG

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Training provider




01535 685118

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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