Advanced Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme

Royal Mail
12300.00 GBP Annual + ( GBP1,025 to GBP1,625 per month) dependant on age and location allowance
15 Nov 2018
23 Nov 2018
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Advanced Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme

• Three-year programme, starting September 2019

• Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard following the Mechatronics Maintenance Technician route: beginning at Level 3.

• Starting salary: GBP12,300 to GBP19,500 per year (GBP1,025 to GBP1,625 per month) dependant on age and location allowance (up to GBP133pm inner London and up to GBP283pm Outer London). Annual pay increases awarded plus benefits

• Salary on completion: minimum of GBP27,900 per year (GBP2,325 per month)

• Includes a 37-week residential course in year one in Blackburn and a six-week training course in year two

• Includes membership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

• Five GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science, at grade C/4 or higher required

• Eligible to work in the UK

• Open day to meet the teams during February 2019

• Assessment Centres during January and February 2019

• Offers made during March 2019

• Start: September 2019

On an average day, we sort 58 million items. Getting each item where it needs to be is a complex, logistical challenge - one that we need our engineers to help solve. We won't achieve our ambitious goal to be the best delivery company across Europe without the latest technology and thinking - which our engineers provide.

About the programme

On our advanced engineering apprenticeship, you'll get to grips with the cutting-edge technology needed to deliver a first-class service - covering everything from robotics to intelligent sorting machines. On top of a unique foundation for understanding all of the technology involved in delivery, you'll learn how a FTSE-100 organisation uses it to improve its business.

You'll spend your first year in Blackburn, working and learning alongside other engineering apprentices and getting under the skin of how things work here. You'll learn how to fix, maintain and review all of our technology and get trained by senior colleagues who have seen it all. On top of your on-the-job experience you'll work towards an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard that is recognised across the industry and will help you build your career here. Further opportunities to continue onto higher level apprenticeships are available e.g. HNC, Degree and MSc programmes.

Who we're looking for

If you're interested in how things work, have a logical way of working and want to learn and develop in a hands-on role, this scheme is for you. You don't need to be an expert engineer before you come as we will support you all the way.

What you do need is a natural curiosity and a strong work ethic. We're looking for people who can work well as part of a team and are driven to find the answers to problems. On top of that you'll need to be a strong communicator and have five GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science at grade C or higher.

Find out more

We have some great people working at Royal Mail Group and we work closely with WES, Women Engineering Society to inspire and support girls and women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and technical leaders.

About us

Royal Mail has a clear vision to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe and is one of the UK's largest employers. Achieving our strategy depends on having the best possible talent at all levels in our business, supported by a culture that gives individuals the opportunity to grow and develop. We live our values and take pride in how we do what we do.

If you share our passion and want to help us deliver to c. 30 million addresses across the UK six days a week, you'll thrive as a Royal Mail Apprentice. Whether you're working in our corporate centre teams, Fleet Management, Engineering, Logistics or Operations you'll be pivotal to the future of Royal Mail.

We are an inclusive employer with equality, diversity and fairness at the heart of our values. We welcome from individuals from all different backgrounds and are committed to promoting fair participation and equality of opportunity for all of our job applicants.

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