Apprentice Wiring Harness Technician HCI SYSTEMS LIMITED

The company designs and manufactures full vehicle wiring systems and are looking to recruit an apprentice to read & understand electrical wiring diagrams and use precision hand tools to construct wiring harnesses used within automotive & motorsport industries.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

HCI Systems Ltd design and manufacture full vehicle electrical wiring systems for all motorsport, automotive and defence applications.  From complex prototype to small one-off harnesses, wired enclosures, panels and control systems - HCI are the UK's leading specialists in electrical systems design.

Full training will be given on the components used within the harnesses and how to follow Codes of Practice for manufacturing wiring harnesses to the highest standards.

Duties will include:

  • Reading and understanding electrical wiring diagrams
  • Using precision hand tools
  • Working to critically low tolerances
  • Wiring harnesses used within automotive and motorpsport industries

The training you will be getting

  • This is a level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship (electrical pathway) delivered over a period of 15 months
  • The apprentice will be required to attend the training centre 1 day per week during this period - In-Comm Training Services in Telford, TF3 3AJ 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential to progress within production to Qualified Wiring Harness Technician, Senior Wiring Harness Technician then Team Leader
  • There may be options to move into other departments such as Quality, Design or work on vehicles on and off site, supporting customers
  • Opportunities to gain further qualifications to IPC620 Standards, Quality acccreditations, HNC in Electrical Engineering

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiastic & Conscientious, High level of concentration, Good hand eye co-ordination, Passion for motorsport, Eager to learn, Able to produce high standards


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/5) Essential

Things to consider

Non-smokers only

About the employer

HCI Systems Limited have grown rapidly in recent years to become leaders in vehicle electrical systems and wiring harnesses. Experts in the design, manufacture and fitting of electrical systems for motorsports, automotive, defence and marine applications, our world-class team has over 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing wiring looms. FIA Formula 1 – On Car and Pit equipment Electric Race Car – LV and HV FIA Formula E LMP1 and LMP2 GT3, GT4 FIA World Rallycross High Performance Automotive Autonomous Vehicles Niche Automotive Commercial Vehicle LV and HV Marine HCI design and manufacture complete electronics control systems, enclosures and switch panels. We provide high quality electrical wiring harness systems and specialise in the design and manufacture of solutions for conventional combustion engine, all electric and hybrid vehicles in automotive, motorsport, defence, and other industries.




Unit 6

NI Park


TF10 9LH

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Sue Fisher

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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