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Apprentice in Manufacturing - Belden



9th July 2024

Employer description

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.​

Main description

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.

Be part of a team who will undertake a range of supporting tasks including:

Using your mechanical skills to undertake production engineering set-up activities. Operation of cable extrusion lines.
Utilising industry leading equipment and technologies to acquire production data.
Maintenance and cleaning of tooling and equipment.
Ensure excellent quality by carrying out inspection of the finished products.
We train our employees on-the-job to learn the continuous process of cable extrusion. Once trained, you will become a valuable process technician capable of running cable extrusion lines from start to finish.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Science (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Personal skills and qualities

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

Training to be provided

Training provider

Apprenticeship standard
Engineering technician Level 3 (A level)

  • 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 

Thing to consider

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.

Future prospects

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.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 02/08/2024


£15,392.00 Would pay £1 over the NMW for age group. £15,392 - £25,875.20 Annually.


This job is located in Marlesford, Suffolk

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