Apprentice CNC Machinist - Turning TE Connectivity

Do you want to learn to make high precision components using computer-controlled machines? You will set and operate CNC machines (Lathes or Mills), to accurate specifications ensuring that components are produced correct to drawing and delivered on time, to the required quality standards.

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Closing date: 21 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    06:00-14:00 and 14:00-22:00 shift rotation, days TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day


  • To set and operate CNC machines as required ensuring parts are manufactured to the correct quality specified on the drawing and routing instructions, in line with the fundamental rules of component manufacture
  • To change and adjust tooling on the machine as required to maintain quality
  • To check parts are to correct standards whilst the machine is running to ensure quality is maintained
  • To Load material to bar-feeders
  • To understand priorities and work towards the area delivery objectives
  • To always maintain a high level of housekeeping
  • To observe health and safety regulations as laid down in company procedures and Government legislation
  • To ensure all required maintenance is carried out in accordance to the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) plan
  • To adhere to company procedures at all times
  • When required, to carry out TEOA/KAIZEN activities
  • To carry out any other reasonable tasks as may be requested from time to time.

Typical Processes and Machines to operate: CNC Lathes CNC Mills Manual Drills Welding / Brazing equipment (automated) Hand Finishing of components Coolant and Oil checks on CNC equipment

Do not apply directly to the company as all applications must be through SIGTA. You may not be considered if you apply direct.

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The training you will be getting

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will have achieved the following qualifications; 

  • EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) Level: 3
  • EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) Level: 3   
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering NVQ (Level 3 Diploma)   

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To become a fully trained and qualified CNC machinist.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths, Science +2 more (Grade 4/5 (C)) Essential

Things to consider

As with all apprenticeships, this requires a longterm 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 the employer

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.


TE Connectivity


4 Stanier Road


St Leonards on Sea

TN38 9RP

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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


Pauline Jones


Apprenticeship standard

Machining 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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