What will the apprentice be doing?
The Apprentice's responsibilities include learning and developing practical and theoretical engineering skills, participating in meetings and workshops (on and offsite), observing all health and safety codes, completing individual tasks and assignments, as well as delivering presentations to staff and other stakeholders.
You should be well organised, flexible, and willing to assist wherever possible.
As an Engineering Apprentice, you will:
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Attend college, studying for a Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4 (Engineering)
- Rotate around the engineering department developing skills and understanding
- Work with and learn from the employees in the Engineering department and the Programme teams
- Support Programme teams in the delivery of engineering tasks and activities
- Develop technical skills in the design and development of military systems ranging from mechanical, electrical and systems design
- Developing and understanding of military products and their constituent parts
- Develop an understanding of product life cycles from concept through to manufacture
- Develop an understanding of different business processes and tools, including specific engineering toolsets
- Apply academic skills to the working environment
- Develop interpersonal skills
- Undertake other duties and tasks as directed by line managers
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- Engineering manufacturing technician Level 4 (Higher national certificate)
- Dependent on performance and aptitude during Apprenticeship, potential for development into full-time employment within the RDUK engineering team
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Creative, Interest in design & tech, Understanding how systems work, Proficient in IT applications, Show and take initiative, Excellent communication skills, Both verbal and written skills, Good administrative skills, Able to organise & prioritise, Excellent time keeping Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4 / C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths & Science (Grade Pass) Essential Things to consider
• Hold a UK Driving Licence, due to the fact you may need to travel alone to locations. • Eligible for, and be able to attain; and maintain an SC Clearance. • The ability to travel and work to other UK sites and to international sites such as those in Germany, is required. • The role is predominantly based in an office environment.