Apprentice Manufacturing Technician TE Connectivity

You will learn to provide specialist technical support for engineers. TE Connectivity's Manufacturing Engineering Teams are process leaders for stamping, moulding or assembly related topics, ensuring the processes are running at optimum levels for quality and output.

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Closing date: 21 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    08:20-17:00 (1/2hr lunch) and 08:00 – 13:00 Friday, 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 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day


Utilizing best Demonstrated Practices you will advise plants on tool and machine duplications/ corrections / improvements. They design and develop manufacturing process and automation platforms and apply them for the realization of new product developments as well as optimization of existing products already in production. The Teams also support Product Development in the selection and optimization of tools for piece part production and the selection of the most suitable manufacturing concepts relative to planned manufacturing quantities, quality requirements and manufacturing location. They act as interface between engineering and production to ensure manufacturability of new designs and smooth production ramp up as well as support the research & development teams to produce sample manufacturing equipment, product samples and prototypes.

  • Main responsibility is to complete sustain activities to support production within the assembly departments to their Key Performance Indicators
  • Supporting, maintaining, and improving current production processes
  • Ensure costs are captures and calculated correctly by maintaining the integrity of routed times, work centres and costed batch sizes
  • To deliver new to market products that are right first time and use best practice
  • To drive the appropriate level of mental effort in the early stages of projects, process flows and design for manufacture
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks as directed by the business from time to time.

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:

  • ST0841 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Level 4
  • BTEC level 4 HNC in Engineering

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 Manufacturing Technician.

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 Maths, English, Science + 2 others (Grade C/4, B/5 for Maths) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade L3) Essential

Things to consider

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.

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

Engineering manufacturing technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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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