Materials Laboratories Apprenticeship - Bristol

Recruiter
Rolls-Royce Plc
Location
Bristol
Salary
£200.00 per week
Posted
07 Feb 2017
Closes
31 Mar 2017
Ref
VAC001168109
Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
Want to get your engineering career started but still get university-level qualifications? Our Higher Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to learn both on the job and in the classroom, gaining valuable qualifications, skills and incredible experience.

The programme

Working with world-class scientists and engineers to make sure the materials we use are as innovative and safe as possible, you'll have the opportunity to build upon your A-level Maths, Physics, Chemistry or similar academic studies. You can expect to gain an understanding of different materials and their uses, failure investigation studies, research and development, process control and laboratory related improvement activities.

You'll also get to work on a variety of different special processes used during component manufacture, such as chemical processing, laser processes, machining, welding, heat treatment, casting, forging and various coatings. This will give you a broad overview as you split your time between offices and high-tech laboratories.

What you'll do

To start, you will gain foundation engineering skills and knowledge through time spent off-the-job in an engineering skills workshop. You will work with experienced engineering instructors completing both written and practical activities.

You will then be assigned to a variety of 3-6 month placements in our manufacturing laboratories and specialist materials teams, working with our experienced and knowledgeable people to learn how the special processes we use operate.

Typical placement roles can include: assisting our suppliers to deliver products and materials within specification; statistically analysing and modelling material properties to help design engineers understand how they behave in extreme environments; conducting forensic failure investigations by carrying out metallurgical analysis into a product or material to understand how its performance can be improved and higher product safety can be achieved; mapping out various technical processes and improving them to reduce cost and improve delivery times; materials testing to understand alloy composition, amongst other analysis.

This practical experience will be supported by theoretical learning as you undertake a degree in a materials or manufacturing discipline. This apprenticeship typically lasts 48 months.

What you'll get

  • A competitive salary starting from £12,354
  • A competitive pension, and 33 days' holiday per year (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Work with expert mentors and career coaches
  • Honours degree in a materials or manufacturing discipline

    What you'll need

    3 A Levels/Scottish Highers (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C or above, including Maths and two other technical subjects i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Electronics, ICT, plus five GCSEs/Standard Grades at grade A-C including Mathematics, English Language and Double Science or equivalent qualification.

You'll also need to be team orientated, as you'll spend time with your fellow apprentices embarking on team-building initiatives, including our training course with The Outward Bound Trust.

Locations: Derby, Bristol, Barnoldswick

Requirements and prospects Desired skills

Problem Solving, communication, passion for Materials.

Personal qualities

Problem Solving, communication, passion for engineering.

Qualifications required

What you'll need

3 A Levels/Scottish Highers (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C or above, including Maths and two other technical subjects i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Electronics, ICT, plus five GCSEs/Standard Grades at grade A-C (or equivalent) including Mathematics, English Language and Double Science or equivalent qualification.

You'll also need to be team orientated, as you'll spend time with your fellow apprentices embarking on team-building initiatives, including our training course with The Outward Bound Trust.

Future prospects Opportunity to study for a full honours degree or higher and to progress within the company, developing your career either within engineering or a great variety of other disciplines.