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Engineering Apprentice BRISTOL AIRPORT LIMITED

We’re seeking an Apprentice Engineer to join us here at Bristol Airport. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to train and learn alongside our Engineering Department, supporting the teams engineering, maintenance and technical day-day activities; ensuring they are conducted in a safe, smooth-running manner.

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Closing date: 23 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,278.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shift times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000070361

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily duties:

  • Assist with and learn engineering and maintenance duties on Electrical and Mechanical systems, which could include; HV and LV distribution systems, baggage handling systems, emergency lighting, fire alarm, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
  • Develop an understanding of the airport layout, functions and assets through a process of continuous development, assessment, training and development.
  • Assist with and learn the requirements & skills for reactive maintenance duties responding to system and equipment failures in a timely manner in order to sustain the Airports services.
  • Assist with and learn the requirements & skills to undertaking engineering and maintenance duties on Electrical and Mechanical systems, including, but not limited to HV and LV distribution systems, baggage handling systems, emergency lighting, fire alarm, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
  • Assist with and learn the requirements & skills needed for inspections, maintenance and fault-finding activities on the Airfield Ground Lighting and associated systems, and other airfield installations as required to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Learn how to produce and review Risk Assessments and Method Statements for BRS Engineering activities.
  • Learn and assist with purchasing engineering spares to ensure they are available to maintain equipment reliability and reduce down time following failures.
  • Develop an understanding for Right first time Culture to support critical infrastructure.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining and keeping detailed records of maintenance problems and activities.
  • Work closely with and in accordance with BAL H&S policy.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Engineering technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.
    During the first year you will have 3 and a half days a week in college.
  • After your first year your college days will be reduced to 1 a week
    End-point assessment.
  • You will be given some of your working week dedicated to your apprentice study, or Off the Job Training, to carry out self-supported study, compiling your portfolio or completing work set by your assessor.
  • Assessor visits to the workplace once the workshops have finished to prepare you for your End Point Assessment.
  • If you have not already achieved a C/4 + in both Maths and English (or equivalent) and cannot provide evidence in the form of a certificate, you will also need to achieve Functional skills at Level 2, in both Numeracy and Literacy. This will include sitting an exam.
  • After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician, Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology (QCF).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential opportunity to continue your career here at the airport, becoming a full-time member of the team as a qualified shift engineer, however this is not guaranteed.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Year 1, full time college attendance. Year 2, 3 and 4, on site. You will receive an Engineering Technician - Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Level 3 qualification after completion of this apprenticeship.

About the employer

Bristol Airport is the South West's gateway to the world, with flights to over 125 destinations. We have ambitious plans, from supporting our strong business recovery to continuing our success with our long-term sustainability strategy. The ultimate vision – to be everyone’s favourite airport, delivering a future we can be proud of. It’s an incredibly exciting time to work at Bristol Airport and working in the Engineering team is no exception!

Employer

BRISTOL AIRPORT LIMITED

Address

Bristol Airport

Bristol

BS48 3DY

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Training

Training provider

WESTON COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Contact

Chloe Bishop

chloe.bishop@weston.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


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