Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice (Level 4 HNC) - Higher (Level 4)

Bae Systems Applied Intelligence (International) Limited (Employer)

Harrow College and Uxbridge College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £375.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - 8.00am - 5.00pm
48 months (duration)
1 March 2021(start date)
Engineering Manufacturing Technician (apprenticeship standard)
31 January 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You will join our Manufacturing Engineering team, which provides the electronics production capability that underpins much of our cyber security business.


You will work closely with a wide variety of electronic products, providing you with the experience and knowledge of the full product lifecycle, including prototyping, productionisation, full production, customer deployment and support.

As a Manufacturing Engineer Apprentice, at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, you will work across a spectrum of technologies and products - whether that is supporting on the production of a bespoke product for a client, fixing issues or updating a current, more mature product or working on a new product which will be distributed across hundreds of our clients!

This variation of projects will provide you with the experience and knowledge of the full manufacturing engineering lifecycle.

This is a technical and practical role. You will work directly with hardware products that protect You will be a part of our Manufacturing Team, an area of the business which works with physical hardware and electronic development teams. This is a technical position with some automation office elements, supporting on ad-hoc financial and administration tasks, to provide a wider understanding of the business. 

You will not be working on basic, low risk products - these are national level importance products and maintain the security of the UK and its allies.

Come and help us protect the connected world. 

  • Ensure the safe and efficient performance of every production task in compliance with company procedures, approved engineering data and local Health and Safety requirements
  • Ensure Safe Systems of Work and risk assessments (assisting as necessary in the completion of risk assessments) are adhered to for engineering or manufacturing activities
  • Carry out new product introduction and/or existing product modifications within engineering and/or manufacturing by contributing to activities such as facilitation of quality activities (including any testing and/or commissioning requirements), supplier approvals, gate reviews
  • Ensure work process and outcomes comply with any local, national and or international regulatory or compliance requirements. Such as :- maintain  compliance to Aerospace Regulatory bodies (CAA, EASA,MAA)
  • Produce engineering and/or manufacturing documentation (such as:- Build Manuals, Standard Operating Instructions/processes, Bill of Materials) to aid and ensure consistent, compliant and cost effective manufacturing processes

This list of the job description is not exhaustive.

Future Prospects

  • Skilled engineer
  • Team leader
  • Manager

Reality Check

This Apprentice will be based in our Head Office in Guildford, Surrey. Your training with HCUC will be delivered in person, so there will be some travel to Uxbridge College in West London (NB: Travel expenses will be reimbursed). Applicants must have the permanent right to work in the UK and be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Please note – Competitive starting salary rising throughout the 3 year apprenticeship 25 days holiday per year, with the option to buy/sell additional days Pension scheme Car lease and share schemes Pick and mix benefits package Wide variety of development and training opportunities Application process 1. Apply with a CV and Cover Letter 2. Virtual Assessment 3. In Person Interview.

Skills Required

To be successful through this programme, you need to have you’ll need:

  • A genuine interest in technology and engineering
  • Good written and verbal communication skills - both written and verbal
  • A ‘self-starter’ attitude and motivation to work hard
  • Flexibility, adaptability and a drive to continuously learn
  • An ability to collaboration with individuals and work well in teams

Qualities Required

  • Reliable
  • Tenacious
  • Trustworthy
  • Fully committed to learning the job
  • Not afraid of hard work
  • Able to communicate in a business-like manner
  • You will be required to do a full DPR check

Qualifications Required

  • Preferred but not mandatory - A-Level qualifications or equivalent (e.g. BTEC)
  • The following is mandatory; 2 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 minimum, in mathematics & English or equivalent

Training Provided

Apprentices will be required to attend college at least x 2 days per week for the first 12/18 months, at Uxbridge Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship.

Our Account Manager, industry-trained assessor and Learning Advocate will support apprentices to deliver our high-quality training programmes.

The apprentice will be required to complete:

  • QCF/NVQ Framework
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Standard and End Point Assessment

Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role.

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