Apprentice in Manufacturing


Woodbridge, IP13 9AF

Closes in 10 days (Friday 2 August)

Posted on 25 June 2024


Propel your career surrounded by a diverse team of innovative, goal-oriented individuals as an apprentice with us. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of our continuous manufacturing process. You will develop the skills and knowledge to manufacture Fibre optic cables and micro ducts utilising polymer extrusion technology.

Annual wage
£15,392 a year

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

Training course
Engineering technician (level 3)
Monday to Friday 2 shifts: one from 6:00am - 2:30pm & the other from 2:00pm - 10:30pm. With a half hour unpaid break each day.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September


3 Years 6 Months

Positions available



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

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard (Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Pathway)
  • Qualifications include Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence), and Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • The Apprentice will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Pathway
  • College attendance will be at Colchester Institute Campus and online 

Where you’ll work

Unit 1

Parham Airfield



IP13 9AF


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


Your training course

Engineering technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents

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.


Essential qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • Maths, English and Science (grade A*-C/9-4)

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


  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience

Other requirements

Location is remote so applicants will require to have their own transport. Company benefits: Pension scheme via salary sacrifice, healthcare insurance, dental insurance, cycle to work scheme, flexible working hours where feasible, an employee stock purchase plan, parental leave benefits, paid leave for volunteer work in your community, multiple and frequent training opportunities, professional talent management and succession planning, corporate health and well-being initiatives and a work culture which includes commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability.

About this company

Belden's portfolio of solutions enables an increasingly digital and data driven world. We complete the connections between information and intelligence so that our customers can turn on a world of possibilities ahead of them. We build the infrastructure that empowers new and better ways of working and living. From smart buildings that run more sustainably to uninterrupted uptimes and streaming speeds, our customers count on us to deliver a resilient foundation—one that's ready to support today's digital demands and shape the digital reality ahead.​ (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

As part of the apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Colchester Institute on day release, you will gain an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship certificate, EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence), EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge), EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Development Competence).

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team


The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260467.

Apply now

Closes in 10 days (Friday 2 August)

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