Technical Support Technician Apprentice L3Harris

This is an amazing, challenging and rewarding opportunity to undergo a level 3, Engineering Apprenticeship with one of the UKs foremost automation specialists. You will be part of a dynamic and highly motivated team. Tasks will range from basic maintenance through to planning and managing programmes of work.

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 10.00am - 3.30pm. Friday, 10.00am - 1.00pm. 30-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily duties:

  • Assist with company project work packages
  • Company function and department tasks
  • College assignments

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

  • Year 1

Will be full time at college in the Weston area plus half term placements with L3Harris MAPPS Ltd, with In-House Development, Test, Integration and support engineers gaining knowledge, skills and experience in:

  • General principles of marine plant and instrumentation
  • Design and manufacturing for Post Design Service (PDS) tasks.
  • MoD (Ministry of Defence) standards and requirements for ship-borne systems
  • Marine control applications and defence projects
  • Test, trials, installation and commissioning
  • Planning, communications, organisational and co-ordination skills
  • Software programming skills
  • CAD design and development
  • Aim is to achieve a BTEC Diploma in Engineering
  • Year 2 placements within L3Harris MAPPS Ltd. and college day-release (1 day/week)

Year 3 & 4:

Spent solely in the workplace in planned engineering function rotations.

  • Technical Support Technician Apprenticeship Qualification 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for a full-time job offer, however this is not guaranteed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Number skills, Team working, Interpersonal skills, Professional


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/A*-4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9/A*-6/B or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9/A*-5/B or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Require a qualification in Science or Engineering (or equivalent).

About the employer

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in 130 countries. L3Harris is accelerating innovation and providing affordable solutions to fast forward to tomorrow. Learn more at L3Harris Integrated Mission Systems’ MAPPS business has leveraged over 35 years of expertise in 775 ships and submarines in 44 navies to develop the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. This comprehensive IPMS is the most complex yet delivered on a naval warship, managing more than 60,000 interfaces to sensors/actuators in over 100 platform systems located in over 1,000 compartments across the ship. The seamless integration of power & propulsion, auxiliaries, damage control, and other systems and machinery combined with advanced functionality including on-board training, health monitoring, and integration with ship mission systems enables the UK Royal Navy to achieve enhanced operational effectiveness while meeting reduced manning goals.




920 Hempton Court

Aztec West, Almondsbury


BS32 4SR

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Training provider



Chloe Bishop


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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