What will the apprentice be doing?
As a mechanical apprentice you will use novel and technology-enabled processes to contribute to the manufacture of mechanical parts and assemblies. This supports a broad range of engineering requirements on both large and small precise sizes using Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) and conventional machining techniques.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Your first year will be spent training full time at Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) at Culham, where you will be taught the basics of machining, welding, electronics and electrical wiring.
During years 2 to 4, you will be based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) undertaking on-the-job training via placements on a rotational basis in your chosen discipline of mechanical engineering. You continue your academic studies on block release at OAS typically studying towards a diploma/HNC.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Apprentices can continue study towards a HNC/HND/Degree in engineering.
Reality CheckWe are looking for individuals who have or will have achieved 5 GCSE passes at Grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and a Science by September 2021. You must be self-motivated, enthusiastic about learning, hardworking and demonstrate an interest in engineering.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Another (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Another (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Essential