The Royal Navy - Weapon Engineering - Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic Apprenticeship

Royal Navy

Hampshire, PO2 8BY

Closes on Monday 1 June

Posted on 4 June 2024


Summary

An Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) takes responsibility for the serviceability, readiness and accuracy of systems to make a Royal Navy Ship a Warship. You will be keeping advanced electronic systems, communications, information systems and weapons ready for action anywhere in the world.

Annual wage
£20,400 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic (level 2)
Hours
Shifts to be confirmed, total hours per week: 40.00.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 2 June

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

120

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Once you have completed your training you will be a qualified Weapon Engineering

You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate, with your Maritime Mechanical & Electrical Mechanic apprenticeship under your belt, With experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond.

Training and development continue throughout your career with the Royal Navy. It takes place in two distinct environments: at onshore training facilities and on-board operational ships.

When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by five months of specialist engineering training, focussing on: 

  • Weapon systems
  • Safety procedures
  • Electrical and electronic repair techniques
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Essential tools and techniques

You will also achieve the following qualifications during your apprenticeship.

  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic(Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic (Knowledge)

Where you’ll work

Navy Command HQ

The Admiral Sir Henry Leach Building

Portsmouth

Hampshire

PO2 8BY

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

ROYAL NAVY

Your training course

Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Comply with quality, safety, health and environmental regulations.
  • Read, analyse and interpret engineering data, drawings and documentation used in the operation and maintenance procedures.
  • Use hand and power tools to measure, mark out, cut, drill, shape and finish components to the required engineering tolerances.
  • Assembly, removal, maintenance and overhaul components, equipment and systems.
  • Apply assembly and installation methods and techniques (such as mechanical fasteners, terminations, connectors, seals, gaskets, and jointing materials).
  • Undertake testing, inspection and diagnostic activities on components, equipment and systems, making adjustments where applicable
  • Comply with correct entry procedures and precautions for confined spaces.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Math and English (grade GCSE Level C/4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    • No qualifications required – just that you pass a Recruit Test and are in a good state of health and fitness We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates. To find out more information including eligibility to join, and to begin your application please call into one of our Careers offices or visit the Royal Navy Recruitment website.

    About this company

    The Royal Navy (RN) is responsible for the protection of British interests at home and around the World. 95% of all world trade passes through the high seas and every year Britain imports £524 billion worth of goods. The RN takes an active part in the protection of British Shipping. Around the United Kingdom the RN protects vital fishing stocks by monitoring fishing activities in our waters. We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates

    https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • If you show the right commitment, skills and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer
    • Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    ROYAL NAVY

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255436.

    Apply now

    Closes on Monday 1 June

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