What will the apprentice be doing?
Control and Instrumentation (C&I) is one of only two 'critical trades' at AWE. That's because C&I is vital to the successful delivery of our programme of work. Put simply, C&I engineers enable a wide range of different automated processes to run.
C&I engineers create, simplify and automate processes. We deal with systems that measure and control all kinds of things - from the flow of water, to the temperature of a furnace. Our goal is to make sure complex processes can take place at the simple press of a button.
In C&I, we maintain, install and develop equipment used to control a variety of processes within AWE's production environment. That means everything from air handling units which keep clean air flowing safely through different working environments, through to programmable logic controllers which use advanced IT to control a variety of systems.
C&I Maintenance may appeal to you if you enjoy:
- Understanding how to control engineering systems and equipment
- Understanding how Building Management Systems work
- Understanding how safety systems work
- Being hands on
- Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Qualification: Science Industry Maintenance Technician level 3 Apprenticeship
The first 2 years of training will take place on-site at our skills academy whilst attending a local college on day release.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
At AWE we offer a guaranteed role for when you've finished your apprenticeship. Our apprentices have gone onto support our business in a variety of roles.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Health & Safety Aware
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential