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Technical Support Technician Apprentice (Plant Operations) CUMMINS LTD.

This apprenticeship pathway builds on machine tool process training across different component types as well as Assembly fitting across multiple product families and lines. This training and development is undertaken through process rotations across the Huddersfield manufacturing plant, which prepares for progression to a process technician role.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 06 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This is a starting rate based on applicants without any prior experience and/or attainment. This could change based on those factors. Incremental rises will be awarded on an annual basis, which will lead to a skilled rate salary.

  • Working week

    1st Year of the apprenticeship is at Appris in Bradford. You will be there from 8.30am - 4.30pm / 5.00pm Monday - Friday. From the 2nd year onwards you will be working from 7.30am - 3.00pm Monday - Friday.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted


  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Technician Support Technician in the Plant Operations function, you will be working towards responsibilities for the following duties:

  • Completion of daily safety, quality and equipment checks
  • Operating a range of machinery in our production areas
  • Work to the required company and industry standard whilst retaining responsibility for the quality of your own work
  • To ensure customer requirements are met by ensuring tasks are completed and any issues resolved and communicated to other members of the department
  • To be flexible within Huddersfield Turbo Plant, given training as directed to meet operational requirements

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

Level 3 Engineering Technician - Technical Support Technician.

Year 1 - 5 Days a week at Appris Training Centre, Bradford, studying: 

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence - Mechanical)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge - Mechanical)

Year 2 & 3 - 1 Day a week at Appris Training Centre, Bradford, studying:

  • BTEC Level 4 HNC in Engineeirng (this is not mandatory and dependant on the outcomes of year one performance)

Year 2 to Year 4 - Workplace qualification: 

  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufactuirng Engineering - Technical Support Technician (Devleopment Competence)
  • Internal training, development and mentoring with highly skilled engineers in a variety of project and support based areas and other engineering related duties and requirements

In your 4th Year, you will continue to work towards your occupational competency in engineering and prepare for independent end-point assessments.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful apprentices can look forward to further learning and development, which can lead to internal promotion and increased pay. Many apprentices go on to study degrees.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Passion for engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade c/4 (minimum) or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 or B (mimimum) or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 (minimum) or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Successful apprentices can look forward to further learning and development, which can lead to internal promotion and increased pay. Many apprentices go on to study degrees.

About the employer

Cummins Turbo Technologies and the Holset brand have been providing the commercial diesel market with innovative and reliable turbocharger technology for over 50 years. Holset was incorporated as a limited company in 1952, and was later acquired by Cummins Inc. in 1973. It is now one of the world’s largest and most successful turbocharger manufacturers with sales of approximately $1 billion per annum. With more than 50 years' experience and expertise gained in automotive, on and off- highway, power generation & marine sectors, we have developed a wide range of technical solutions including wastegated, variable geometry, power turbine and two-stage systems to meet the variety of needs dictated by this vast array of markets. From specialised military hovercrafts to the more conventional delivery vehicle, we have developed innovative dependable solutions to meet the most challenging of requirements. We collaborate very closely with our customers to meet the most demanding performance expectations and stringent emissions standards. The Holset product range will help you achieve your fuel consumption and emissions targets, whilst ensuring that your engine products deliver the performance, reliability and durability that your customers expect. Our global network of technical, sales, manufacturing and aftermarket support ensure that we continue to support your needs long after new technologies are launched to the market. With these world-wide capabilities, Cummins Turbo Technologies provides comprehensive international collaboration, an approach reflecting the needs of our global business partners




St. Andrews Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply to Cummins' website only before March 6th 2023. Do not apply directly. Thank you.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Mar 2023