V01865 - Supportabilty ILS Engineer Apprentice BAE SYSTEMS PLC

The role of Apprentice Supportability (ILS) Engineer within BAE Systems involves the application of engineering and logistics principles to develop solutions that support Royal Naval Ships & Submarines such as Type 45, Type 26, Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC), Vanguard and Dreadnought in their operations.

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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

    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

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Support Engineer, the role will involve developing & applying your understanding of a range of Supportability Engineering Integrated Product Support (IPS) processes, tools, systems and techniques.

Applying these to the review and analysis of supplier data against components, equipment’s and systems where you can develop support solutions to both in-service & future RN platforms.

Support engineers must comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements and will be expected to work both individually and as part of a team.

On completion of the Apprenticeship they will be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake and will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas to improve business processes.

The training you will be getting

Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship standard under the techincal support pathway.

The Support Engineering apprenticeship has a typical duration of 48 months, the first year of which will be spent at a local college or BAE Systems training centre where you will complete your level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering course. 

During your second and third year you will be attend a college or BAE Systems training centre to complete the level 3 Advanced Manufacturing qualification on a day release basis. 

The level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) will be completed in the workplace via the completion of a portfolio of evidence, which will be supported by an assessor. 

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

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


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Mathematics, Science and English (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.




BAE Systems

The Old Iron Foundry, PP204

The Parade, HM Naval Base



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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.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024