V01957 - Ancillary - Lifting Apprentice BAE SYSTEMS PLC

During your apprenticeship you will complete practical training in a real working environment and will gain underpinning knowledge through classroom activities in college and our Submarines Academy for Skills and Knowledge.

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

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    20 available

What you will do in your working day

On the job you will work in one of our heavy industrial manufacturing operational facilities with qualified slingers and crane operators applying the skills and knowledge gained in the Submarines Academy for Skills and Knowledge.

  • Specific activities could include:
  • Carrying out pre-use checks on all lifting equipment and accessories to be used ensuring they are serviceable & appropriate for lifting & moving task
  • Identify & recording damaged equipment
  • Ensuring the heavy and bulky lifting equipment and accessories are collected from stores and available at the lifting location which may be up several scaffold levels and many times per shift
  • Safely using all lifting equipment & accessories in accordance with manufacturer's guidance and the lift plan
  • Establishing weights & characteristics of the load to be moved using mathematical techniques & formula related to calculating slinging methods and angles and the weight / centre of gravity of the load
  • Positioning of moving & lifting equipment and loads using portable lifting equipment and / or cranes
  • Moving loads ranging in weight from a few kilograms to large submarine sections weighing hundreds of tonnes in large manufacturing facilities or within the closed restricted space of the submarine
  • All the duties will be under the supervision of experienced slingers and crane operators. You will also gain experience of working safely in accordance with operational requirements and associated Safe Systems of Work.
  • Teamwork and communication skills are essential in these roles as liaising with other trade groups will be required when working.

The training you will be getting

  • Lifting Technician Level 2 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


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.




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

Lifting technician

Level 2 (GCSE)

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