Manufacturing Apprentice TELEDYNE UK LIMITED

Teledyne Lincoln Microwave is offering a fantastic opportunity to the right candidate with their Manufacturing Apprenticeship at Firth Road in Lincoln. This is a hands-on apprenticeship where you will work closely with our manufacturing team to help build, tune, test and deliver highly technical products for niche microwave applications.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Benefits are detailed in the ‘Vacancy full description’ section.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 7.30 am – 4.00 pm. Friday, 7.30 am – 12.30 pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Liaising with microwave design engineers, technical authorities, and other departments.
  • Set up microwave test systems.
  • Mechanical assembly and microwave tuning of devices.
  • Supporting manufacturing production lines.
  • Follow defined Drawings and Datapacks to ensure product compliance.

All of our manufacturing Technicians and Operators are expected to have a strong team ethic and a great respect for attention to detail.

Desired Skills / Qualifications:

  • Maths, Physics (or Science) and English Grade A-C or 9/4.
  • Basic computer literacy and experience of using MS Office.
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy.
  • Good manual dexterity and ability to handle small components.
  • Ability to work within a team.

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Interest in Engineering and/or Technology.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

Company Benefits:

  • Salary sacrifice-led pension plan that matches employee contributions up to 6%.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
  • Free life assurance cover at the value of four times the basic annual salary.
  • 25 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays.
  • Holiday purchase scheme which enables employees to purchase an additional week’s worth of annual leave each year.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Comprehensive wellbeing programme that supports employees with their physical, mental and financial health, as well as their cultural/environmental wellbeing.
  • Competitive employee discounts platform that provides employees with discounts with leading brands/retailers.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Company sick pay.
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee that supports and champions employee diversity.

The training you will be getting

The Apprentice will work towards their Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Fitter Level 3. 

The successful candidate will be assigned a dedicated assessor who will provide support and guidance throughout the course. This is a Day Release programme which means you will attend Lincoln College, 1 day per week, term time only. This will fall within your contracted working hours.

Course outline:

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Career progression through higher technical / engineering grades within the organisation is encouraged, with the option of subject specialisation and further education to degree level.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & Science (Grade A*/9 – C/4) Essential

About the employer

Our innovations enable our customers innovations through access to state-of-the-art technologies, driving the next generation of systems, in signal chain semiconductor devices, full spectrum imaging and high power radio frequency solutions. We are present in virtually all markets and industries from medical to mining, food processing to vehicle manufacturing, aerospace avionics to remote sensing, and security systems to space exploration. Teledyne e2v has an enviable history of employing some of the best minds who work with industry and academia in commercialising technologies of the future, developing high quality products, services and turn-key solutions produced through our world class global facilities that have real benefit to the world. We have a global footprint of offices and centres of excellence designing and manufacturing in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and China. Teledyne e2v, part of the Teledyne Imaging Group, is a Teledyne Technologies Inc. company. This unique global organisation brings an assurance to our people and our customers of equality, diversity, inclusion, longevity, continuity, quality, ethics and integrity that is not easily matched. Our teams passions have led to ground breaking improvements in cancer radiotherapy systems, ultra-high reliability in critical electronic systems and observing the effects of climate change from space. This cultivates great pride in our people and drives the organisation to be continually evolving.​




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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


Ruby Rutherford

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

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

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