Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice L3 Harris Technologies

Working within the Manufacturing Engineering department supporting the Operations function of the business, helping the business to produce world class defence equipment for the toughest of environments.

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

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Flexible Working: Mon-Fri, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Establish, supply & calibration of hand tooling.
  • Issue standard operating procedures and maintaining when required.
  • Assist Manufacturing Test with co-ordinating Test Equipment calibration.
  • Design, supply & maintain manufacturing jigs/aids.
  • Take part in Design for Manufacture activities.
  • Partake in problem solving activities
  • Look and implement cost out opportunities and eliminating waste in processes
  • Create manufacturing processes that support predicatable and repeatable results

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard:

Qualification: Technical Support - 

  • 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 (Development Knowledge)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We hope to employ a successful apprentice into a full time role on completion on the apprenticeship and will support further studies/qualifications depending on the business requirements.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Good time management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

This programme is a great opportunity, however will require a lot of hard work and dedication. Learners will be expected to work towards qualifications and also contribute towards real work activities from the second year onwards. Failure to complete the programme may also result in failure to remain in employment. Any successful candidate must be willing to undergo a government security clearance and achieve this without caveats in order to fulfil the requirements of the role. For the clearance, a UK nationality (without any dual nationals) is required.

About the employer

L3Harris is a leading global aerospace and defence technology company that specialises in providing innovative solutions for mission-critical challenges. The company's primary purpose is to deliver advanced technology and communications systems to support a wide range of applications, including defence, government, aviation, and public safety. L3Harris offers exciting capabilities in areas such as satellite communication systems, advanced electronics, space exploration technologies, and defence solutions, contributing to enhanced communication, security, and situational awareness for its customers worldwide.


L3 Harris Technologies


Spectra House

5500 Shannon Way


GL20 8GB

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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


Matthew Nutt

01684 852420

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 May 2024