Production Technician Apprentice GEOSENSE LTD

Are you interested in building products for some of the world’s largest construction projects? Do you want to play your part in the exciting future of a UK sensor manufacturer? If yes, our client, Geosense, a leading manufacturer of monitoring sensors, is looking for a Production Operative/Technician to join its award-winning production team.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30 - 4.30.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Production Technician Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experts, including the Operations Manager to assist with the manufacturing of geotechnical instrumentation products for long term monitoring in civil engineering projects. 

Throughout your training programme you will get the opportunity to do various activities such as:

  • Assemble products by following work instructions, keeping quality to a high standard. Typical assembly processes include: mechanical assembly, soldering, cable preparation, testing/calibration
  • Prepare cables and solder them to the sensors. (Internal training provided)
  • Quality checks/testing during production to maintain quality throughout the production process
  • Maintain a clean and safe working area as part of a 5S process
  • Pick parts, record data on the production record and update the system
  • Working as a team with the other production operatives/technicians to deliver great product to customers
  • Embody the company values listed below
  • Maintaining an understanding of relevant processes and knowledge to cover the role
  • Any other duties which might reasonably be requested in association with this role in order to meet the needs of the business

The training you will be getting

At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board.

Over 24 months, you’ll devote a minimum of 6 hours of your working week on ‘off the job’ training. This can include theory training (for example, virtual lessons & online learning), alongside practical training (for example shadowing, mentoring, & time spent writing assignments. Together this will count towards a Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at Geosense who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university or college environment.

The best part? You’ll be earning a salary while you gain your qualifications, meaning no huge student loans to pay back at the end of the programme!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There’s no limit to what you can achieve if you work for Geosense, with potential for the successful applicant to be offered a full-time position working with the business at the end of the apprenticeship.

Through ‘on-the-job’ training you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills including working safely in a science manufacturing environment, understanding personal responsibility for Health, Safety and the Environment and principles of risk management as well as the quality procedures to meet the requirements of quality standards relevant to the workplace.

If design and engineering interest you, then there is an opportunity to work alongside the R & D department, where you can learn more about CAD, CAM and CNC manufacturing techniques.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Flexibility, Adaptability


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

Based in a state-of-the-art modern production facility just outside Bury St Edmunds, Geosense produces high quality, state of the art sensors for civil, infrastructure, mining, and environmental sectors. These products are used on some of the world's most prestigious construction projects and help engineers understand how their structures are behaving.







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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


Greg Murray

01273 776 779

Apprenticeship standard

Science manufacturing 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: 31 May 2024