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Apprentice Hot Fire Test Engineer

Building 47, Westcott Venture Park, Westcott, HP18 0XB
£18,000.00 annually
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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What will the apprentice be doing?

Working within the Test department at the Westcott space you will learn about every aspect of the firing sites including site preparation, maintenance, & upgrades, rocket propellant handling, pressure systems, instrumentation, control systems, space thruster theory, steam boiler operation, mechanical pump operation, temperature conditioning systems, basic data analysis, site & system safety.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • Space Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Company Training Plan
  • Level 4 Higher National Certificate in (HNC) engineering delivered by ETT
  • End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful candidate will develop beyond the Apprentice Hot Fire Test role, to that of a proficient test engineer working across all our engine and environmental test sites, supporting other functions such as engineering. Involvement in the design and development of Nammo's expanding test facilities could be expected, and successful candidates could progress to lead such initiatives in the future.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Working at height, Ocassional Late night shifts, Working outside in all weather, Working with chemicals, 18+ due to health and safety


GCSE or equivalent A min of Five CGSE's inc Eng,Math, Sci (Grade 5 -9 (C-A*)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Level 3 in Engineering (Grade Merit or Distinction) Essential

Things to consider

Duties will be performed in a facility requiring the frequent use of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) and chemically resistant clothing to handle potentially hazardous substances, and working with high pressure gas systems. You will be required to pass a periodic basic medical examination.
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