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Engineering Apprenticeship SENT INTO SPACE LTD

A fantastic Apprenticeship opportunity has been made available at Sent in to Space. They are looking for an Engineering Apprentice to join their team, the ideal candidates will have a real passion and drive to succeed. Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer your duties will include; machining, assembly and assisting with launches in to space.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • You’ll be working as a member of our Engineering Department, who design, build and launch the vehicles we send into space
  • The department is run by Chief Technical Officer and company founder Dr Alex Baker, and you’ll be reporting to Lead Design Engineer Oli Turk and working with the rest of the department
  • You’ll learn to fill, launch, track and recover balloons and the attached spacecraft. You’ll assist with the pre-launch pack-up and post-launch breakdown of equipment, ensuring all consumables are replenished and reusable components are kept organized and well maintained
  • On launch days, you’ll get to travel the country tracking craft, possibly even travelling internationally when required. Every recovery day is an adventure!
  • You’ll also learn to design and assemble the launch vehicles we send into space. This may involve Computer Aided Design, manufacturing components using 3D printing, CNC milling and traditional production methods, and assembly using standard workshop tools
  • Working with Sent Into Space, you’ll develop your product design and manufacturing skills as well as getting first-hand experience of how a busy engineering company operates day-to-day. For the right candidate, a permanent, full-time position may be offered on completion of your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication
  • Strong Numeracy
  • Listening
  • Team Building
  • Literacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi Tasking 

Personal qualities

  • Analytical approach to problem-solving
  • Organised, methodical and precise
  • Manually dextrous & practically minded
  • Punctual
  • Experience or working knowledge of Computer-Aided Design desirable
  • Workshop/DIY/3D printing experience desirable

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 5 GCSE or numbered equivalent A-D grades including English and Maths

Future prospects

A successful apprentice is highly likely to be offered a permanent, full-time position at the company upon completion of their course.

Whatever field of engineering your interests lie, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and specialize down that route, whether that’s design and manufacturing, software and electronics, or launch operations and logistics.

Several longstanding members of the engineering department first joined Sent Into Space as apprentices and have advanced through the team, with competitive wage increases and opportunities to work internationally on launch projects.

Things to consider

The workplace at 3a Parkway Rise, S9 4WQ. This is 15 minutes’ walk from a tram stop and 5 minutes from a bus stop on a route from the centre of Sheffield. Consider how you will be travelling to the office each day.

The Sheffield College is located at: Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Sent Into Space is the world's leading provider of commercial Near Space launches. Founded in Sheffield in 2011, Sent Into Space has conducted over 700 flights to the upper stratosphere to film the Earth and test equipment for scientific research, aerospace research and development, documentary and cinema filmmaking, global marketing campaigns, educational projects and even ash scattering memorial services. Simply put: we send things into space.

Working with Sent Into Space is an opportunity to do something truly unique. You'll get to travel the country, take part in launching stratospheric balloons to the edge of space, and join a talented, hardworking and friendly team of engineers, creatives and business professionals. Sent Into Space's work is seen by millions of eyes each month and touches a huge range of industries, with no two projects exactly alike.




Unit 3a


S9 4WQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sheffield College


Stewart Parsisson

Apprenticeship standard - Engineering Operative Level 2 including end point assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2021