V01887 - Electrical Fitter Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

During the Engineering Technician Maritime Electrical Fitter Advanced Apprenticeship you will, through a range of different engineering activities, develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard, whilst gaining valuable experience working on maritime vessels which will culminate in you completing an End Point Assessment.

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

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Closing date: today

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

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

The Engineering Technician Maritime Electrical Fitter Advanced Apprenticeship is typically a 48 Month (4 years) scheme, the first year of which will be spent in our Skills and Development Centre completing a theory and practical based qualification. 

Electrical Fitters will utilise engineering drawings, data and documentation in order to undertake the manufacture, installation, testing, commissioning, fault diagnosis, maintenance, overhaul and removal of electrical and data systems on maritime vessels.

This covers propulsion machinery, weapons, sensors, reactor and auxiliary systems (such as water, air conditioning, electronic equipment including programmable logic controllers, power generation and distribution).

It requires knowledge and expertise in the use of common and specialist electrical equipment, machines and hand tools, and the use of a variety of measuring and diagnostic equipment and processes to ensure individual components and assemblies meet the required specification. 

The training you will be getting

By the end of the apprenticeship you will obtain:
•    Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Certificate
•    Level 3 Maritime Defence Engineering (Development Knowledge & Competence) 
•    Level 2 Maritime Defence Engineering (Foundation Knowledge & Competence)  
•    Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (If not previously achieved)

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, Attention to detail, 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.

Apply now

Closing date: today