V01916 - Steelworker Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

The role of a Steelworker includes working from planned drawings to erect product framework. You will be involved in marking out, cutting and shaping components used in the framework of a BAE Systems product. This involves fabricating various sections as well as smaller steel components.

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

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    40 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Steelworker Apprentice you will be trained to use various types of tools and machinery used in the forming of steel plate.

These will range from hand tools such as: scribes, dividers, hammer etc., to large presses and state of the art Computer aided burning machines.

Other skills you will be taught in the steelwork environment will include, burning, welding and slinging. Steelworkers progress on to establishing datum points, levels setting key alignment of components during fabrication and construction.

Accurate dimensional control is essential. You will use increasing levels of technology which includes theodolites, dumpy levels, laser levels and 3D laser projection from engineering design data".

The training you will be getting

  • Metal Fabricator Level 3

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 and English (Grade A*-E or 9-3) 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

1st Floor, Main Shipyard Offices


LA14 1AF


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Training provider


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

Metal fabricator

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