V01940 - Fabricator Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

On our Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, you'll be trained in the fabrication and installation of various components that are used to outfit our products.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

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

    Shifts 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

    VAC1000215024

  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

The role of Sheet Metal Worker includes working from planned drawings to fabricate and install components to outfit a vessel in areas ranging from the Engine Room to Kitchen Galley.

As a Sheet Metal worker you will be using various types of hand tools such as: jigsaws, dividers, scribers etc., and will also be trained to use various large pieces of machinery ranging from a manual folding machine to the latest hi-tech computer aided machine punch.


The skills you develop will be used to produce a variety of components using anything from 1mm thick aluminium up to and including 5mm thick stainless steel plate. In addition to this you would also be trained to a high standard in various welding disciplines.

The training you will be getting

  • Metal Fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship standard

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 inc Maths, Science, English & Technology (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

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