Toolroom Apprentice

TE Connectivity

St Leonards on Sea, TN38 9RP

Closes in 16 days (Sunday 4 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 23 May 2024


Summary

In this wide ranging apprenticeship you will lean to act as support in the manufacture of new tooling and the repair / renovation of old tools, working to high degree of accuracy and understand engineering drawings and to work as a member of a team.

Annual wage
£18,000 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Machining technician (level 3)
Hours
06:00 - 14:00 and 14:00 - 22:00 on a shift rotation. Days to be confirmed.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September

Duration

3 Years 6 Months

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will have achieved the following qualification   

  • EAL Level 3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) Level: 3 
  • ST1305 Machining Technician Standard Level 3

The final apprenticeship completion certificate will be issued on achievement of the above qualification and successful completion of end point assessment.

Where you’ll work

4 Stanier Road

Hastings

St Leonards on Sea

TN38 9RP

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

SIGTA LIMITED

Your training course

Machining technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Comply with statutory health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Comply with environmental, ethical and sustainability regulations and procedures: safe disposal of waste, re-cycling or re-use of materials and efficient use of resources.
  • Prepare and set up conventional or CNC machines.
  • Operate and adjust conventional or CNC machines.
  • Apply risk assessment and hazard identification processes and procedures in the work area.
  • Monitor, obtain and check stock and supplies, and complete stock returns.
  • Record information - paper based or electronic. For example, energy usage, job sheets, risk assessments, equipment service records, test results, handover documents and manufacturers' documentation, asset management records, work sheets, checklists, waste environmental records and any legal reporting requirements.
  • Read and interpret information. For example, data and documentation used to produce machined components.
  • Apply engineering, mathematical and scientific principles.
  • Plan and organise own work and resources.
  • Follow and apply inspection, quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Select machining process.
  • Select and setup tooling and work holding devices.
  • Set and adjust machine operating parameters. For example, setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations, loading, proving and validating programs when using a CNC machine tool.
  • Apply machining operations and techniques to produce complex components with features. For example, parallel; stepped; angular diameters and faces; grooves; slots; recesses and undercuts; radii and chamfers; internal and external forms and profiles; reamed; bored; drilled and electro eroded holes; internal and external screw threads.
  • Measure and check components.
  • Select and check condition of tools and equipment. Identify issues, resolve and take action as needed.
  • Identify and action issues in the manufacturing process.
  • Apply fault-finding and diagnostic testing procedures to identify faults. Diagnose and resolve issues. Escalate issues.
  • Maintain the work area and return any resources and consumables.
  • Communicate with others verbally. For example, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Follow machine shut down, safe isolation, handover, start up or warm up procedures. Escalate issues.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques. Devise suggestions for improvement.
  • Apply ethical principles.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English, Maths, Science +2 more (grade 4/5 (C))

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    As with all apprenticeships, this requires a long term commitment – there will be assignments and log book entries to complete. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a top company, whilst you work towards nationally recognised qualifications. You will be committed and motivated to complete college work and other assignments. Enthusiastic, ability to see projects through to completion, strong interest in science and technology, interest in how things work or are manufactured. Creative – engineering is a field of innovation. Mechanical engineers develop new equipment and products used by customers to optimize production or improve their work processes.

    About this company

    Solutions that power electric vehicles, aircraft, digital factories, and smart homes. Innovation that enables life-saving medical care, sustainable communities, efficient utility networks, and the global communications infrastructure. For more than 75 years, we have partnered with customers to produce highly engineered connectivity and sensing products that make a connected world possible. Our focus on reliability and durability, our commitment to progress, and the unmatched range of our product portfolio enables companies large and small to turn ideas into technology that can transform how the world works and lives tomorrow.

    https://www.te.en/home.html (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • To become a fully trained and qualified Mechanical Engineer

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SIGTA LIMITED

    Pauline Jones

    pjones@sigta.co.uk

    07776201832

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000252849.

    Apply now

    Closes in 16 days (Sunday 4 August at 11:59pm)

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