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Technical Support Technician Apprentice GKN AEROSPACE SERVICES LIMITED

Our Engineering Technician Apprenticeship is a 4-year program, which can lead onto one of the following 4 areas of technical expertise, Manufacturing/Engineering Support, Metrology Engineer, Quality Engineer and Tooling Engineer.

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

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Closing date: 21 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,979.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000119965

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our Engineering Technician Apprenticeship is a 4-year program, which can lead onto one of the following 4 areas of technical expertise:

  • Manufacturing/Engineering Support Technician – this role provides technical support & expertise for all areas of the Manufacturing & Engineering functions

Examples include:

  • Analysis tools & measurement;  Process control, continuous improvement solutions;  Capacity planning, production scheduling/planning;  Product development & innovation
  • Metrology Engineer – this role involves checking aircraft parts to ensure they are delivered correctly & to the highest standard

This role will develop skills/knowledge including:

  • Co-ordination of measuring machines;  Laser trackers & scanners;  Photogrammetry;  Micrometres

Quality Engineer - This role provides experience in all aspects of aircraft design & manufacture.  This role will develop skills/knowledge including:

  • Quality planning;  Use of quality tools & techniques;  Dealing with customers on quality matters & industry regulators;  Working with suppliers to ensure quality requirements are met

Tooling Engineer - Tool Engineers use their skills to design, modify or repair tooling that will be used to produce aircraft parts. This role will develop skills /knowledge including:

  • Understanding regulatory/ customer requirements;  Understanding of tool design & manufacture;  Composite & metallic material knowledge;  CATIA based CAD design

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

Apprentice Programme Structure

  • Year 1:  The majority of your first year will be working offsite at college. Towards the end of the first year, you will undertake a return to site induction followed by onsite GKN training
  • Years 2 & 3:  You will undertake Business Familiarisation rotation placements.  During your placements, you will document work that you complete & review this regularly with your GKN training advisor
  • Year 4:  You will complete your Level 4 Technical Certificate & continue on-the-job training in your final department.  This is where you will complete your Qualification as well as your End Point Assessment

Mandatory Qualifications:

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) – Technical Support
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced
  • Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression to full time role in the future, but this is not guaranteed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

You must have at least five GCSE’s Maths: 9 – 5 English: 9 – 4 Science: 9 – 4 Plus two more: 9 – 4 If you live outside the EU you will need a UK work permit before you can apply for an apprenticeship. Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion & belonging and by living our five powerful principles, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. By embracing & celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch & let us know.

About the employer

Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster & greener. We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft & engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business & industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions. We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050!

Employer

GKN AEROSPACE SERVICES LIMITED

Address

GKN Aerospace

Golf Course Lane

Filton

BS34 7QS

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Training

Training provider

WESTON COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Feb 2023