As a Production apprentice at AEUK you will be helping our teams from your very first day delivering exciting and cutting edge technical developments in support of UK national defence. You will be supported with the necessary training to provide you with the skills and experience to become a production technician or engineer.

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Closing date: 01 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary for our apprenticeship scheme is determined by level. Starting salary for Levels 2-3 is £16,000. You will receive a 2nd year salary increase to £18,500

  • Working week

    At Atlas Elektronik we work flexibily, allowing start times from 0700-0930, and finish times from 1530 (Mon-Thurs) and 1200 (Fri). Shifts TBC. Our working week is 37 hours.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    16 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Under the supervision of highly skilled Production technicians you will become competent in the following:

  • Technical understanding of machine tools
  • Technical understanding of fitting and assembly skills
  • Ability to use electrical design CAD packages
  • Support test activities and implement test solutions

Depending on your skills, preference and potential you will specialise in one or more of these disciplines: Mechanical or Electrical/electronics.

You may be asked to undertake tasks which requires you to develop knowledge across multiple disciplines so that you are able to play a key role in the integration and testing of our world leading products.

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

Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will obtain a Marine Electrician Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) with Bournemouth and Poole College through day release once a week

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance - all relevant units.

Level: 2 City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Marine Electrical Engineering (Advanced) – with the exception of unit 312 learning outcome 5 which is integrated in to the EPA

Level: 3

British Marine Electrical Technician (BMET) Level: 2

Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) Level: 2 Very High Frequency (VHF) License. Level: 2

We also offer the opportunity to complete further qualifications should you want to continue your studies.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • In any of these roles you will be supported with the necessary training and development to provide you with the skills and experience to become a future technical leader and Chartered Engineer
  • You can help drive forward AEUK’s exciting engineering product development and contribute directly to UK national defence

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiam, Self motivated


A Level or equivalent Engineering (Grade C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Product Design (Grade C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK), the British subsidiary of Atlas Elektronik, transforms its know-how into innovative products. This benefits not only the Royal Navy, but also customers worldwide – and not least the entire Atlas Elektronik Group. The success of the company speaks for itself. AEUK has grown into the largest single enterprise of the Atlas Elektronik Group apart from the parent company. The development of AEUK is closely linked to the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment (AUWE) in Portland, originally operated by the Royal Navy, together with other facilities along the south coast of England and, with that, the British Ministry of Defence (UK MoD). The history of research and development in the field of hydroacoustics and underwater weapons in this region extends back many decades. 1st October 2009 was the date on which AEUK came into being. Today, the company is characterised by three major success factors. It is extremely innovative and has demonstrated this time and time again. It has a sure command of rapid prototyping and can therefore offer customers a good basis for further optimisation work within a short space of time. It also excels at a very special kind of teamwork and project management. This special combination of know-how, team spirit and discipline is what makes AEUK so effective.




Dorset Green Technology Park

Winfrith Newburgh




Laura Boltwood


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Marine electrician

Level 3 (A level)

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