Hexatronic UK

Engineering Technician Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Hexatronic UK (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £16,000.00
39.0 hours per week Mon-Fri between 8.00am - 5.00pm.
48 months (duration)
27 September 2021(start date)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
10 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

PETA Training are proud to be working with Hexatronic UK Ltd, looking to source an exceptional Technical Apprentice for their organisation. If you have any further enquiries into this role, please contact the PETA Engagement Team on 023 9253 8724. This is an exciting opportunity to learn how to design, develop and build prototype products.


  • Gain an understanding of the technical aspects of the design teams’ activities
  • Learn about how fibre optic cable systems work
  • Become competent using Solidworks 3D modelling software
  • Learn how to undertake the design and modifications to a range of Hexatronic products
  • Gain an understanding of how cable terminations, link boxes, joints and splitter hubs work
  • Learn how to complete supporting documentation
  • Eventually become able to support the development of procedures and processes to improve the efficiency of the design area
  • Become competent in monitoring processes using root cause analysis and problem-solving tools to effectively resolve issues
  • Learn how to identify cost effective interventions to solve problems
  • Become responsible in accordance with scheduled requirements and effectively communicate any changes to internal customers
  • Learn how to make a contribution to a range of projects and work collaboratively with the sites engineering team
  • Attend college / PETA and complete coursework on time and to the required standard
  • Take on additional responsibility in years 2, 3 and 4

Future Prospects

  • Become a valued member of a highly skilled team
  • Progression and development opportunities
  • Support through HE qualifications
  • Career pathways for the right candidates
  • Excellent rewards with performance related pay structure

Reality Check

  • Auto enrolled into the Company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities

Skills Required

  • You will be dextrous with a desire to undertake the practical aspects of this role
  • Have good communication skills
  • You will be organised and work in a tidy, professional manner
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • You will possess good interpersonal and written skills
  • Have good numerical, logical, organisational and analytical skills
  • You will be computer literate

Qualities Required

  • Once trained you will be able to work effectively when supervised, with the ability to work on your own initiative when required
  • You will have a flexible approach with the ability to think on your feet
  • A genuine interest in design with aspiration to become an engineering specialist
  • You must be able to work flexibly in respect of the requirements of the post
  • Commit to further training and personal development
  • You will demonstrate an interest in Hexatronic and the wider manufacturing industry

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs or equivalent (incl. math’s, English, science) at Grade C/4 or above
  • BTEC or relevant Engineering qualification is desirable
  • A Level qualifications or equivalents in relevant subject including math’s or science will be looked upon favourably

Training Provided

  • Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

During the foundation phase (18-months day release) you will complete a Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Competence) at the PETA Ltd Engineering Training Centre in Havant (5-minute walk from Havant Railway Station), consisting of the following units:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • General machining, fitting and assembly applications
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
  • Assembling and testing electronic circuits
  • General welding applications
  • You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:
  • A BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Development Knowledge), requiring two years of day release and a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Development Competence), completed within the workplace
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