Apprentice Engineer MB Aerospace Newton Abbot

MB Aerospace is an international group providing complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the Aerospace and defence market. As an Apprentice Engineer you will be developing a varied skill set focused around the 3 main apprenticeship pathways of Technical Craft Skills, Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical and Design Engineering.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Shifts - Monday to Friday 40hpw.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000236445

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

MB Aerospace is an international group providing complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the Aerospace and defence market. Operating from sites close to our key customers in North America, Asia and Europe, the MB Aerospace group provides advanced technological solutions to the Aerospace and Défense industry, leveraging an in-depth knowledge of fabrications, machining and the global supply chain to support complex aero-engine component manufacture and repair. As an Apprentice Engineer you will be developing a varied skill set focused around the 3 main apprenticeship pathways: • Technical Craft Skills• Maintenance Engineering• Mechanical and Design Engineering.

The engineering apprenticeship includes inhouse training and is in partnership with Exeter College, who deliver the accredited training element of your qualification. You will be working towards a Level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship standard. During the first 15 months of your engineering operative apprenticeship, you will spend 2 days a week at Exeter College in term time and 3 days per week in the workplace. You will have the opportunity to develop both your practical ‘hands on’ skills and theory-based knowledge of mechanical engineering. For those who have shown commitment and achievement in both their practical and academic work there could be an opportunity to progress onto a level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship. This position sits in our Newton Abbot, UK facility and will report to a Senior Manager within our Operations or Engineering department. 

Key Responsibilities: • Undertake H&S checks.• Adhere to company regulations.• Undertaking practical training.• Machine parts to set standard and requirements.• Maintain hygiene and remain presentable.• Coolant and hazardous substance management.• Communicating with others throughout the factory effectively.• Maintaining workshop standards.• College Projects and Portfolio.• Behaving responsibly with the work environment. 

Job Requirements: • GCSE or Equivalent Grade 4 – 9 in Math’s, English & Science• A natural curiosity for how things work and are made• A proven extracurricular interest / hobby in engineering-based activities• The ability to work effectively in teams• Demonstrable good communicate skills and take personal responsibility for your own development.

Salary & Benefits: • MB Aerospace funded opportunities to study production and engineering qualifications.• 25 days annual holiday + bank holidays.• Secure on-site parking.• Contributory pension.• Health care cash back plan.• Life insurance.• Employee Assistance and Lifestyle Programme.• Entrepreneurial and supportive company culture.

The duties of the post may change from time to time without altering their general character or the level of responsibility entailed. The job holder must:• Be aware of the Company’s aims, organisational values and behaviours and their impact on this post.• Carry out the duties of the post in accordance with the Company’s Equality & Inclusivity in Employment Policy.• Carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of you and any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work and to co-operate fully with the Company in health and safety matters.• To comply with the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act. The above-mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to carry out such other appropriate duties as may be required within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder.

The training you will be getting

You will work towards:

  • Level 2 Diploma in engineering operations (skills)
  • Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For those who have shown commitment and achievement in both their practical and academic work there could be an opportunity to progress onto a level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Salary and Benefits• MB Aerospace funded opportunities to study production and engineering qualifications.• 25 days annual holiday + bank holidays.• Secure on-site parking.• Contributory pension.• Health care cash back plan.• Life insurance.• Employee Assistance and Lifestyle Programme.• Entrepreneurial and supportive company culture.

About the employer

Since its foundation in 1946, MB Aerospace Newton Abbot has built its reputation on the high volume production of complex aerofoils to provide customers with a highly engineering product together with life of part cost benefits.

Employer

MB Aerospace Newton Abbot

Address

Shaldon Road

Newton Abbot

Devon

TQ12 4SQ

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Training

Training provider

EXETER COLLEGE

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 operative

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

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024