BAE Systems

Higher Apprentice-Maritime Services-Mechanical Engineer-Portsmouth

Role Profile

During the Engineering Higher Apprenticeship you will, through a range of placements develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in a range of different engineering disciplines whilst gaining valuable experience in mechanical and electrical engineering environments which will culminate in you completing an End Point Assessment.

Where will I be based?

We are recruiting apprentices to work in the Maritime Services part of the business and welcome applications for our Portsmouth sites.

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

The Engineering Higher Apprenticeship is a 3 year scheme during which you will spend time in a number of different placements within the business where you will undertake a range of engineering activities and be exposed to different aspects the project lifecycle. You will attend college during the first 2 years on a day release programme to complete the Mechanical Engineering HNC and during the first 6 months (typically) of the apprenticeship you will spend time in Portsmouth Naval Base’s Skills and Development Centre on a practical based course. At the end of the 3 years you will be required to complete and pass an End Point Assessment which confirms you have gained the required knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship.

What Qualification Will You Get?

By the end of the apprenticeship you will obtain:

  • Level 4 Apprenticeship Certificate (Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard)
  • Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
  • Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Defence qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (If not previously achieved)

How Will I Be Rewarded?

We offer a competitive salary and a range of employee benefits including a company pension, cycle to work scheme, share saving scheme and potential further development opportunities post apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSE’s grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science/Technical subject AND 96 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding AS Levels), to include 2 STEM subjects 

Overview of Business Unit

Maritime Services delivers end-to-end services and support to over half of the Royal Navy’s Surface Fleet. You could join more than 3,500 employees across our UK sites and help deliver a range of services – from ensuring the Royal Navy’s ships are ready to go to sea, managing Portsmouth Naval Base, or even manufacturing radar, torpedoes, small boats and components for aircraft.

We are proud to support the Royal Navy and provide everything its personnel need to live and work at Portsmouth Naval Base. We have extensive experience in managing the base’s facilities and services, including accommodation, catering, transportation and even energy services.

Our support to ships sees us maintain and upgrade the fleet around the globe to ensure the Royal Navy meets its operational commitments

Our training services ensure personnel are capable and ready for maritime action and our products add operational advantage to our UK and international customers, this includes radar, torpedoes and small boats, as well as electronics being used in the new F35 Lightning B aircraft. Our work on complex technologies is used to support defence activities across the globe.

We have sites in Portsmouth, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Filton near Bristol, Great Baddow in Chelmsford, and Hillend in Scotland

If you want to be part of our future working in partnership with the Royal Navy, then a career in Maritime Services awaits you.

Security/ Export Control

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

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