McLaren Automotive Ltd

Apprentice Composites Technician


McLaren Automotive Ltd

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week TBC
duration: 3 years
start: 16 September 2019
Advanced(level 3)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
9 September 2019 (application closing date)
• Support the development of RTM (resin transfer moulding), PREFORMING (forming of advanced carbon fibre textile materials), FINISHING (robotic de-flashing, post-curing, robotic trim & drill work cells, measurement and validation, 5 axis CNC machining, and others) processing technology for carbon composites components.


  • Produce R&D composites components or samples as required for the purpose of the development programme utilising the available facilities and equipment
  • Identify opportunities and ideas to reduce cost and improve quality and productivity of the manufacturing processes that are being developed
  • Provide DFM (Design For Manufacturing) input to the Design and Engineering teams to make sure the design is optimised in line with the manufacturing processes being developed
  • Provide a proactive contribution to innovation and problem solving
  • Ensure the work area is clean, tidy and orderly at all times in line with brand expectations and maintain a safe working environment for yourself and others

Future Prospects

Additional outcomes:

  • Delivering increased productivity
  • Reduced production costs maximising end user machine output
  • Working with people at all levels of the organisation

Reality Check

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Skills Required

  • A previous background in composites, automotive, automation, robotics, textiles, CNC machining or plastics manufacturing is essential
  • Knowledge of an APQP or similar framework would be valuable
  • Good fabricating skills are required
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Knowledge of basic health and safety standards
  • PC literate

Qualities Required

  • Excellent team member who can also work confidently on their own
  • Commitment and drive to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • The candidate must be enthusiastic, self motivated and reliable
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Punctual and conscientious
  • Occasional worldwide travel may be required 

Qualifications Required

  • The chosen candidate must have 5 GCSE's or equivalent at Grade C or above, or grade 4-9 under the new education grade system effective from 2016/2017 or equivalent.  Must include math's and English

Training Provided

The chosen candidate will study towards a Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) Apprenticeship


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