As an apprentice engineer 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 future technical leader and Chartered Engineer

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Closing date: 03 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary for our apprenticeship scheme is determined by level. Starting salary for Levels 2-3 is £16,000 and Levels 4+ is £18,500. All apprentices receive a 2nd year salary increase.

  • Working week

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

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

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

  • Fundamentals of designing product(mechanical/electrical/electronic/software) components 
  • Competent and efficient in the use of  Computer Aided Design (CAD) ad software based tools
  • Develop an understanding of product lifecycle management principles and tools
  • Use and maintenance of the company’s engineering facilities
    Integration of components into our products
  • Laboratory and sea based testing of our products

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

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.

The training you will be getting

  • Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will obtain a Manufacturing engineer Level 6 qualification (or equivalent) with Bournemouth and Poole College through day release once a week
  • We also offer the opportunity to complete further qualifications should you want to continue your studies
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your 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 Grade C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade G) Desired
A Level or equivalent Product Design (Grade Grade C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK) provides innovation for underwater systems for the RN. Operating from its Headquarters at Winfrith in Dorset, AEUK has invested in its unique in-house test and integration facilities in order to support its growth in supply to UK and global markets of submarine and ship systems, including sonar, autonomous systems, marine electric actuation and mine counter-measures. AEUK has waterside access in Portland Harbour that provides AEUK and its partners with excellent facilities to test systems at sea. AEUK is a leading innovative maritime systems company operating throughout all phases of the acquisition and engineering lifecycles, from Concept to In-service Support




Atlas Elektronik Uk Ltd

Dorset Innovation Park

Winfrith Newburgh



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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Manufacturing engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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