Engineering Support Technician Apprentice TELEDYNE UK LIMITED

Teledyne Defence & Space are looking for dynamic people to join their ever-growing team of highly skilled engineers in Bradford. To enhance their highly skilled staff, they are looking for apprentices to gain exposure to a range of operations processes. This is a fantastic engineering career opportunity for anyone looking at high-end engineering.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    -Holiday purchase scheme which enables employees to purchase an additional week’s worth of annual leave each year -Employee discounts platform that provides employees discounts with leading brands/retailers -Internal reward and recognition scheme

  • Working week

    08:30 - 16:30, Monday - Friday, with 2 x 15 minute paid breaks and a 30 minute unpaid lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The role is to provide support across all key areas of Operations including assembly, testing, analysis tools, process control, performance and continuous improvement solutions, quality control, and inspection as required.

During the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will get broad exposure to a range of Operations processes, including;

  • Hand assembly of electronic devices using soldering, epoxy and bonding techniques.
  • Working to process specifications, manufacturing instructions and required standards as determined by the product design.
  • To highlight and solve problems as they arise during the testing phase
  • To complete test documentation accurately.
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities and any new working initiatives.
  • Identify improvement activities and implement solutions where possible.
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by a member of Operations management.

The training you will be getting

  • Engineering Technician - Technical Support Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Year 1 - 1 Day a week at Appris Training Centre, Bradford: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence - Electrical)
  • Year 2 & 3 - 1 Day a week at Appris Training Centre, Bradford: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge - Electrical)
  • Year 2 to Year 4 - Workplace qualification: EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Technical Support Technician (Quality).
  • 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 to expect at the end of your 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, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

Teledyne Defence & Space (a business unit of Teledyne Aerospace & Defence Electronics UK) provide enabling technologies for industrial growth markets. They have evolved from a company that was primarily focused on aerospace and defence, to one that serves multiple markets that require advanced technology and high reliability. At Teledyne Defence and Space, their mission is to enable their customers to make the world safer, more secure and better connected. They are a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of radio frequency (RF) technology. With unrivalled RF & microwave application knowledge they have experience of creating innovative solutions for the most challenging applications. They are proud winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019: International Trade and The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020: Innovation.




Airedale House


West Yorkshire

BD17 7SW

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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

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

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