Msi-Defence Systems Ltd

Apprentice Engineering Technician in Fitting/Machining - Advanced (Level 3)

Msi-Defence Systems Ltd (Employer)

City College Norwich (Training Provider)

Annual wage £16,848.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Thursday 08:15 to 17:00 Fridays 08;15 to 12:45 Occasional overtime available including weekends.
48 months (duration)
19 September 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
31 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

MSI-Defence Systems (MSI-DS) designs and manufactures a range of products from leading edge weapon systems through to underwater systems with over 125 years experience. Exciting apprenticeship opportunities are now available within our manufacturing operations department with extensive training provided across all engineering disciplines.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Learning how to build a range of mechanical and electro-mechanical components and sub-assemblies.
  • Shadowing skilled trades persons at every stage of the manufacturing build, working to a programme of development towards standalone working.
  • Gaining knowledge on a variety of product lines.
  • Supplemented by one day per week day release college study. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard - Machinist Technician
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (Development Competence) – Machinist Technician
  • Training will be provided by City College, Norwich on a one day per week, day release basis.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Fully qualified engineering technician.
  • Opportunity for in-house progression.
  • Potential for world-wide travel.

Reality Check

1. Ability to travel to/from work and college (reasonable commutable distance). 2. Physically capable of manual handling within HSE Guidelines

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent One other GCSE (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Engineering (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Resistant Materials (Grade 4 or above) Desired
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