Apprentice Test Engineer 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

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Conduct electrical, mechanical, and environmental testing on TE products for the purpose of Engineering Evaluation and Qualification
  • Prepare samples using hand tools and soldering
  • Run a variety of computer and microprocessor controlled test equipment
  • Set-up & operate environmental, mechanical and electrical test equipment
  • Review and summarize data
  • Maintain the integrity of test results by complying with Corporate, Business Unit and local quality system requirements
  • Review active test programs and final test results to ensure that performance requirements are met
  • Capable of working to specifications, drawings, diagrams, and schematics
  • Ensure all safety requirements are met and followed
  • Write test documentation and reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management
  • Overtime or temporary shift in hours may be required at times to support high priority business needs.

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:

  • ST0457 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3
  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) Level 3

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 Test Engineer

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.

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 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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