Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship

L-3 Communications Marine Systems UK Ltd
£211.53 per week
05 Jan 2018
11 Mar 2018
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Weekly wage £211.53

  • Working week 40 hours, Monday to Friday (Core Hours - Monday to Thursday (excluding Lunch break) 10.00-15.30 Core Hours - Friday (excluding Lunch break) 10.00-13.00) 30 minute unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration 3 years

  • Possible start date 20 Aug 2018

  • Date posted 05 Jan 2018

  • Distance 261.7 miles

  • Apprenticeship level Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number VAC001346956

  • Positions 1 available

  • Requirements and prospects Desired skills
    • Candidates should have an interest in and be keen to develop multi-disciplined engineering skills which may include:
    • Electrical/electronic engineering.
    • Controls and Instrumentation.
    • Light mechanical engineering (i.e. sheet metal fabrication).
    • Software.
    • Good numeracy and communication skills, written and verbal.
    • Minimum IT skills - familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word & Excel minimum), Outlook.
    Personal qualities
    • L-3 MSUK requires enthusiastic personnel who can both work well within small coherent teams and work and think independently as and when required.
    • Good interpersonal and communicating skills are highly valued together with the ability to work under pressure and the personality to maintain a good sense of humour.
    • L-3 MSUK welcomes those who have a longstanding interest in technical systems, how and why they work and are put together - they will possess the drive and potential to develop through time into highly professional, qualified technicians and engineers.
    Desired qualifications
    • The candidate should as a minimum have gained or be confident of gaining at least 5 x GCSE at A-B grade in Mathematics and at A-C grade in subjects including English and an appropriate Engineering or Science Subject (or equivalent).
    Future prospects L-3 MSUK is currently supporting the Queen Elizabeth Carrier class, Albion Class Landing Platform Dock (LPD), the Astute Class Submarine including training and the Commercial Shipping and luxury Yacht sectors.

    With the introduction of the new Aircraft Carrier In the near future with its size and complexity plus the prospect of additional platforms over the longer term, L-3 MSUK has a rapidly expanding and diverse portfolio of challenging opportunities for gifted, ambitious individuals.

    Subject to successful completion of the Level 3 Apprenticeship and there being a business need for L-3 MSUK to employ the individual, he/she may be employed as follows;
    • Visiting HM Naval Bases with field engineers to undertake fault diagnosis of Integrated Platform Management Systems (IPMS), Fibre Optic networks and Fire Detection Systems (FDS) to determine and overcome machinery monitoring and control malfunctions on Albion Class LPDs and Astute Class submarines.
    • Visiting HM Naval Bases with field engineers to undertake periodic software updates to IPMS on Albion Class LPDs and Astute Class submarines.
    • Visiting Rosyth Dockyard to conduct IPMS commissioning work with the commissioning team on the new Aircraft Carriers under construction.
    • Test, Integration and Fault Diagnosis of IPMS using the LPD Shore Reference Facility and QEC Shore Integration Facility located in the L-3 MSUK Bristol office.
    • Visiting Faslane in support of the Astute Class Training System (ACTS).
    • Potential visits to Commercial Shipping and luxury Yachts in support of diverse capabilities.
    In addition, there is potential to build on practical experience and achieve further qualifications in successive years.

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