V01950 - Higher Engineering Technician Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

During the Engineering Higher Apprenticeship you will develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in a range of different engineering disciplines whilst gaining valuable experience in electrical and electronic manufacturing engineering environments which will culminate in you completing an End Point Assessment with a view of becoming a Test Engineer.

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 TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

The Engineering Higher Apprenticeship is a 3-year scheme during which you will spend time in a number of different placements within the business where you will undertake a range of engineering activities and be exposed to different aspects the project lifecycle. You will attend college during the first 2 years on a day release programme to complete the Higher National Certificate (HNC).

During the first 6 months of the apprenticeship you will spend time in Portsmouth Naval Base’s Skills and Development Centre where you will develop your practical engineering skills. At the end of the 3 years, you will be required to complete and pass an End Point Assessment which confirms you have gained the required knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship.

The training you will be getting

•    Level 4 Apprenticeship Certificate (Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard)
•    Higher National Certificate in Engineering
•    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
Other 96 (Grade UCAS Tariff points) 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

Newport Road


PO31 8PF


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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

Engineering manufacturing technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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