V01982 - Advanced Apprentice Mechatronics Maintenance BAE SYSTEMS PLC

As a Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Apprentice you operate in a modern manufacturing environment and be involved in fault finding and repair, planned maintenance and operating the mechanical equipment used to manufacture our products.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.

  • Working week

    Details to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    8 available

What you will do in your working day

Other maintenance support roles arise within the function, such as planning, logistics and safety to manage the products through their expected service life.

Main responsibilities and duties could include but not be limited to:

  • Fault finding on energised systems - including extra low voltage electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics, and power presses.
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) programming support to maintain production processes.
  • Planned maintenance on mechanical and control production equipment such as extra low voltage electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics, and power presses.

Knowing, understanding and carrying out the basic operations of a machine to:

  • Operate the machine safely and manage risk.
  • Set the machine.
  • Repair the machine, using common fault-finding techniques.
  • Knowing, understanding and carrying out the correct use of gauges measuring equipment and recording Statistical Process Control (SPC) data for quality purposes.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to

  • Deliver your responsibilities efficiently and with integrity.
  • Show a positive attitude.
  • Work well within a team.
  • To demonstrate strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Time management.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Develop your organisational skills.

The training you will be getting

  • Engineering technician / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education standard.
  • In order to achieve this qualification you will be expected to attend the state of the art Academy for Skills and Knowledge (ASK) in Samlesbury 3 days each week during the first year, transport is provided.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.
  • Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Mathematics, Science and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent or a technical subject (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential

About the employer

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.




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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

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2024