V01892 - Fabricator Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

During the Engineering Technician Maritime Fabricator/Steel Worker Advanced Apprenticeship you will, through a range of different fabrication and engineering activities develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard, whilst gaining valuable experience working on maritime vessels.

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

    Hours/Days TBC

    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 Fabricator must comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements and will be expected to work both individually and as part of a team. 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 Maritime Fabricator role involves the fabrication, construction and repair of structures for defence and commercial vessels. This is achieved by working from engineering drawings, data and documentation. It requires knowledge and expertise in the use of machine and hand tools involved in preparing and cutting materials, this can include hot working processes such as welding, thermal cutting and grinding. A variety of measuring equipment, diagnostic techniques and processes are used to ensure individual components and assemblies meet the required specification.

Engineering technician / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

The training you will be getting

•    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)

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

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


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: 28 Feb 2024