V01901 - Engineering Technician Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

During the period of the apprenticeship, apprentices learn appropriate skills and gain a strong grounding in manufacturing practices – using tools and complex machines to carry out a range of tasks, operating safely in the workplace and working on complex products in our manufacturing functions.

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

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    30 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You’ll spend the first year full time at BAE Systems- Academy for Skills and Knowledge, a multi million pound facility in Samlesbury (Post Code: BB2 7FT)
  • Here you will learn foundation skills, knowledge and behaviours before moving into your trade discipline, such as Mechanical or Electrical Aircraft Fitter, Mechatronics Maintenance, Machinist, Toolmaker or Fabricator
  • In years 2 to 4 you will work in different exciting and inspiring placements across Warton and Samlesbury BAE Systems sites further developing your skills supported by a Skills Coach and Placement supervisors on a range of complex products and processes within manufacturing. During this period you will also continue to learn 1 day per week in the Academy for skills and knowledge

The training you will be getting

  • Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
    Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) - for all starts from 1st July 2017

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 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.




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Academy for Skills and Knowledge

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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 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