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V01870 - Product Design and Development Engineer Apprentice

BAE Systems, 1st Floor, Main Shipyard Offices, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1AF
Competitive annually
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What you will do in your working day

Within an Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, you will specialise in one of a broad range of disciplines. This ensures that your skills and talents are engaged in the type of work that you find most interesting. Engineers are responsible for exciting and varied work such as:
  • Development & qualification of submarine structures, systems and equipment.
  • Writing technical specifications.
  • Design and test activities.
  • Detailed requirements planning and performance analysis.
  • Generation of test procedures and reviewing of evidence.

During your apprenticeship we will provide work experience from across our teams and programmes.

This work-based learning is personalised in order to broaden your understanding of our business and product, whilst deepening your knowledge of your specialist discipline.

You will also follow an associated Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship, and take part in bespoke technical training courses that are specific to your role.

For 2024, the following engineering disciplines are available. You will learn more about each one during induction, and we will then work with you to align you to a specialism that is a good match.
  • Radiation Physics & Shielding
  • Instrumentation & Calibration
  • Materials
  • Research & Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Weights
  • Electrical
  • Systems
  • Product Safety & Environment
  • Platform Nuclear Engineering
  • Fire Safety (Control Damage Hazards

The training you will be getting
  • Product design and development engineer Level 6 apprenticeship standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities - whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Mathematics, Science and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
Other 96 (Grade UCAS Tariff points) Essential
Other one STEM based subjects (Grade MMM or above) Essential

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