V02022 - Mechatronics Control Systems Maintenance Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

As a Mechatronics Control Systems Technician Apprentice you operate in a modern manufacturing environment and be involved in fault finding and repair, planned maintenance and operating the robotic 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

    Competitive

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000214199

  • Positions

    1 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.
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) programming support to maintain production processes, and industrial computers (IPC).
  • Programming industrial 6 axis robots.
  • Planned maintenance on mechanical and control production equipment such as extra low voltage electrical.
  • Knowing, understanding and carrying out the basic operations of a machine to operate the machine safely and manage risk.
  • Repair the machine, using common fault-finding techniques.

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 Apprenticeship Standard under the Mechatronics Maintenance Technician pathway (10). Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.

Includes the following qualifications; 

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

  • Plus one of the following

    • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology (QCF) – for starts up to June 2017 only

    • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Technologies (QCF) - for starts up to June 2017 only

    • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – for all starts from 1st July 2017

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us via employment. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working

Qualifications

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

Employer

BAE SYSTEMS PLC

Address

BAE Systems

1 Radial Park Road

Washington

NE37 1PA

Contact

Early Careers Recruitment Team

GART@baesystems.com

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Training

Training provider

TDR TRAINING LIMITED

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