Mechanical Engineering (NAVED)
Working within Engineering, you’ll be part of a team that prides itself on providing those customers with world-class, cutting-edge, defence solutions – and typically creates more than 100 new inventions every year. Many of our roles offer the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects.
What does the apprenticeship include?
The Mechanical Engineering Higher Apprenticeship scheme develops A-level (or equivalent) qualified individuals into qualified personnel who are the future of our Submarines Engineering function.
Our Mechanical Engineering Higher Apprenticeship is a careful mixture of academic study, behavioural development and high quality on-the-job learning. Roles specialise in one of the following areas:
Noise and Vibration Engineering Department (NAVED): NAVED are specialists in radiated noise, vibration, airborne noise control and non-acoustic signatures. NAVED engineers provide signatures expertise and technology to BAE Systems Submarines and are part of Specialist Engineering Capabilities Group.
The NAVED team supports the current submarine build and future submarine design strategy in terms of the radiated noise signature achieving the necessary stealth performance. This is done in the design stage via input to engineering design services by using years of experience and expertise in the control and development of manufacture technology to minimise noise and vibration acoustic and non-acoustic signatures.
In the build and commissioning of current vessels we apply analysis of the radiated signature stealth of the boat. NAVED also provide support to in- service vessels through ongoing and future contracts, helping to maintain the stealth capability of the current fleet.