What will the apprentice be doing?
The team: Our teams at Fort Halstead are primarily involved in the evaluation and testing of weapon systems and explosive materials in order to ensure that systems are both safe and perform to the highest levels.
Our work is unusual, but, absolutely critical to saving lives and protecting our sovereign nation. You will be working with a number of science and engineering teams, all with a common interest and passion for their technical areas and in supporting our customers. You will also be joining at an exciting time with significant investment underway in the site and facilities.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Apprenticeship title: Level 6 Laboratory Scientist Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship length: 5 years (You will be released 1 day a week to visit the course provider)
Site:Fort Halstead, Sevenoaks
Training provider: University of Kent
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
You be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of chemists, material scientists and physicists on a range of critical customer projects.
This role will develop you towards a materials science specialism and will teach you how to characterise and understand the mechanical properties of materials used in weapon systems and their impact on system safety.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Maths, English, Science (Grade 5 GCSE's A*-C/9-5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Biology and another science subject (Grade 80 points including DD at GCE) Essential