V01854 - Advanced Apprenticeship Mechanical Fitter BAE SYSTEMS PLC

As a Mechanical Fitter your day to day tasks could include measuring paper thin gaps using specialist measuring equipment or outfitting a unit the size of a double-decker bus. You will also gain experience when carrying out testing procedures ranging from leakage testing of pipe systems to the running of major equipment.

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

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Closing date: today

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

    Days and hours tbc.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000214308

  • Positions

    35 available

What you will do in your working day

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

Duties:

  • Measuring paper thin gaps using specialist measuring equipment
  • Outfitting a unit the size of a double-decker bus
  • Testing procedures ranging from leakage testing of pipe systems to the running of major equipment

The training you will be getting

  • Engineering technician level 3
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support.
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

(Depending on your entry qualifications you may also be considered for a Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering and a Level 4 Diploma in engineering and Advanced Manufacturing).

You will also be encouraged to become accredited to a professional engineering institution such as the Royal Aeronautical Society or Institute of Engineering and Technology.

 

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.


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 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.

Employer

BAE SYSTEMS PLC

Address

BAE Systems

1st Floor, Main Shipyard Offices

Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 1AF

Contact

Early Careers Recruitment Team

GART@baesystems.com

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Training

Training provider

BAE SYSTEMS PLC

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: today