Apprentice Hot Fire Test Engineer NAMMO (U.K) LIMITED

Nammo (UK) Ltd are looking for an Apprentice Hot Fire Test Engineer to join their team in Westcott, Bucks, completing a Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Thur 0800 to 1645, 0800 to 1200 Fri

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working within the Test department at the Westcott space test facility you will learn about every aspect of the firing sites including

  • Site preparation
  • Maintenance and upgrades
  • Rocket propellant handling
  • Pressure systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Control systems
  • Space thruster theory
  • Steam boiler operation
  • Mechanical pump operation
  • Temperature conditioning systems
  • Basic data analysis
  • Site & system safety

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

  • Space Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Company Training Plan
  • Level 4 Higher National Certificate in (HNC) engineering delivered by ETT
  • End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful candidate will develop beyond the Apprentice Hot Fire Test role, to that of a proficient test engineer working across all our engine and environmental test sites, supporting other functions such as engineering. Involvement in the design and development of Nammo's expanding test facilities could be expected, and successful candidates could progress to lead such initiatives in the future.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Working at height, Ocassional Late night shifts, Working outside in all weather, Working with chemicals, 18+ due to health and safety


GCSE or equivalent A min of Five CGSE's inc Eng,Math, Sci (Grade 5 -9 (C-A*)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Level 3 in Engineering (Grade Merit or Distinction) Essential

Things to consider

Duties will be performed in a facility requiring the frequent use of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) and chemically resistant clothing to handle potentially hazardous substances, and working with high pressure gas systems. You will be required to pass a periodic basic medical examination.

About the employer

Nammo Westcott, is a major supplier of chemical propulsion spacecraft manufacturers. Our rocket engines and thrusters serve commercial, defence and science markets. In 2016 it was a Nammo Westcott engine that provided the insertion burn to allow NASA’s JUNO spacecraft to successfully enter into orbit around Jupiter. Nammo Westcott currently has approximately 50 employees and has development, production, and test activities in a number of engines and thrusters for the space market.




Building 47

Westcott Venture Park


HP18 0XB

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Training provider



Sally Parr

07879 128768

Apprenticeship standard

Space engineering technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2023