Engineering Apprenticeship - Level 4 CHEMRING COUNTERMEASURES LIMITED

The Apprentice Engineer will learn and obtain experience in the automation engineering through a combination of off-the-job training and secondment roles across the business. Throughout the apprenticeship you will be taught the key engineering skills and gain the experience required by an Automation Engineer at Chemring Countermeasures.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £18,655 to £22,947

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday with a day release to college included. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The responsibilities of the role include (but are not limited to):

  • To comply with all health and safety procedures and regulations laid down by the company and to demonstrate a commitment to health and safety
  • College attendance and successful completion of coursework and exams
  • Completion of a level 4 engineering qualification
  • Gaining a wider understanding of the business through placements across various departments
  • Gain knowledge & experience in lean manufacturing tools and techniques: problem solving, loss analysis and continuous improvement etc
  •  Undertake small projects to develop and demonstrate competency in technical and analytical aspects
  • Develop a good understanding of process, plant and equipment across the business
  • To train in the provision of buildings, services, tooling, and equipment in support of the production programme
  • To train in the setting up and carrying out of initial running of new processes. Including process documentation

Apprentice Engineer Specification:

  • Right to live and work in the UK, with ability to obtain SC level clearance
  •  Level 2 qualifications E.g GCSE A*-C or grades 4-9 in Maths, English and Science
  • Level 3 Engineering Qualification
  • Must not be colour blind (due to the nature of the role)
  • IT Skills
  • Knowledge of basic Engineering principle

The training you will be getting

  • Automation and controls engineering technician qualification (level 4)
  • Day release at Farnborough College
  • Job based training at High Post Salisbury

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You will become a qualified Automation Engineer with potential for further progression to other engineering roles and/or study.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science Subject (Grade 4-9 or equivalent) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Level 3) Essential

About the employer

Chemring Countermeasures is a world leading and innovative company, designing and developing countermeasure solutions to armed forces throughout the world. We are part of the Chemring Group of companies and have a solid global infrastructure, which also helps us to thrive.




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Lorren Bentley

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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

Automation and controls engineering 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

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