Apprentice Test Engineer

TE Connectivity

St Leonards on Sea, TN38 9RP

Closes in 12 days (Sunday 4 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 July 2024


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.

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
Engineering manufacturing technician (level 4)
08:20-17:00 (1/2hr lunch) and 08:00 – 13:00 Friday. Days TBC.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


4 Years

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

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.

Where you’ll work

4 Stanier Road


St Leonards on Sea

TN38 9RP


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 manufacturing technician (level 4)

Equal to higher national certificate (HNC)

Course contents
  • Read and extract relevant engineering and manufacturing related data and information (such as workplans or project plans, schedules,  drawings, specifications, production data, quality reports, costing data, statistical information) drawing accurate conclusions and making informed decisions.
  • Use project management tools, such as Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT), stakeholder matrices, risk mapping, radar chart and summary risk profiles.
  • Use problem solving tools such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Fishbone, Practical Problem Solving (PPS) and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).
  • Analyse and interpret data and information in order to generate manufacturing engineering documentation such as Parts Per Million (PPM) quality adherence, cost analysis and test data.
  • Communicate using the appropriate method for the audience such as, formal and informal presentations, written reports, verbal, electronic, social media and incorporating relevant and appropriate data or metrics.
  • Use the approved process and quality compliance procedure to create or amend engineering or manufacturing documentation.
  • Use lean tools and techniques, such as Six Sigma, 8 Wastes, Workplace organisation such as 5S's (sort, set in order, shine, standardise and sustain), Kaizen and Poka-Yoke (Error proofing).
  • Apply documentation control processes and procedures such as format, location, access, authorisation.
  • Use financial planning, recording and review processes and documentation such as departmental budgets, estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, and investment appraisal.
  • Use computer based software systems or packages such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), Data Analytics and Databases.
  • 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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English, Science (grade 4/5 C or above)
    • Maths (grade B/5)

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

    Other requirements

    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 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 Test Engineer

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Pauline Jones


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262245.

    Apply now

    Closes in 12 days (Sunday 4 August at 11:59pm)

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