Ministry Of Defence

DE&S/SDA Engineering Management Advanced Apprenticeship - Bristol 2020


Ministry Of Defence

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Annual wage £15,796.00
37.0 hours per week First year full time at college. Flexible working arrangements from second year onwards.
duration: 3 years
start: 1 September 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Engineering Technician Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
60 positions available
17 January 2020 (application closing date)
Join an integral part of the UK's Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition.


  • Successful applicants will undertake a comprehensive framework of practical and academic training, on a 3 year advance engineering apprenticeship starting September 2020
  • The Apprenticeship is based in Bristol, with year 1 full time at Bridgewater and Taunton college studying for performing engineering operations level 2 and National Diploma in mechatronics engineering
  • Free daily return coach transport will be provided from MoD Abbey Wood to Bridgewater and Taunton College.
  • During years 2 and 3 Apprentices will complete 4 six month work based placements at Abbey Wood, with a day or block release HNC programme of study at Bridgewater and Taunton College
  • You will also complete a level 3 vocational qualification in engineering technical support and a BTEC level 3 Diploma in engineering and HNC in Mechanical engineering.
  • We are recruiting up to 60 positions and the scheme is open to anyone over the age of 16 years at the start of the Apprenticeship.
  • Candidates with a dual nationality may be restricted where they can be placed in the business because of the nature of the work that is carried out

Future Prospects

On successful completion of the scheme, you will be appointed to a role as an level 1 engineer, in which you will use your knowledge and experience to support an equip the armed forces.

Skills Required

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Potential to lead people and work effectively in teams
  • An interest in military technology

Qualities Required

A genuine interest in developing yourself professionally to your full potential.

Qualifications Required

Candidates must be studying to attain a minimum of 5 full GCSE's A-C or grades 4-9 (or equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics and a Science or Engineering related subject and 2 additional subjects.

Candidates should also distinguish between an English Language and English Literature qualification awarded.

Training Provided

Full-time studies at Bridgwater & Taunton College during the first year. Day or block release during years two and three. Skills and qualifications gained:

  • National Diploma (ND) - Mechatronics
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) - Mechatronics
  • NVQ Level 3 - Engineering Technical Support
  • Functional Skill Level 2 in English, maths & ICT
  • Performing Engineering Operations Level 2
  • Engineering Technician through IMechE and / or IET
  • Broad range of engineering skills at awareness level including technical support, systems engineering, contract and project management
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Employees' rights and responsibilities
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