Electronics Engineer Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

BAE Systems PLC (Employer)

National Apprenticeship Service (Training Provider)

Wage Competitive salary
37.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, hours TBC. Whilst working full-time you will be provided with off-the-job training delivered in dedicated in-house training facilities or at our partner colleges or universities.’
4 years (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
28 February 2021 (application closing date)
Register interest

Job Description

As an Electronics Engineering Apprentice you will be responsible for the operation of various data capture equipment used in the Test and Evaluation Industry. This role is wide-ranging and has both practical and theoretical elements.


You will often be viewed as a multi-disciplined engineer, with knowledge of all electronic aspects of test and evaluation techniques.

We will help you develop into an electronics engineer that delivers safe, capable processes for optimised Test and Evaluation disciplines to specified standards.

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

  • Working closely within a Test and Evaluation Trials team in a variety of outdoor locations in the UK
  • Planning and subsequent delivery of Trials Engineering Tasks
  • Gaining knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of new trials techniques
  • Taking the opportunity to assist in Continuous Improvement projects
  • Maintaining and repairing electronic equipment in our tests and evaluation facility
  • Using computer software to enable data capture through appropriate hardware
  • Planning, carrying out and reporting results from Test and Evaluation trials
  • Compiling technical data to support design approval
  • Supporting experienced engineers to specify and qualify new equipment used to test munitions products
  • Ensuring there is a detailed Safe System of Work in place for the new techniques you develop
  • Engaging with instrumentation suppliers to keep up to date with new technologies
  • Gaining knowledge and experience from supporting the Manufacturing Team in resolving any issues that may arise

Future Prospects

A great job after completion. Around 95% of our apprentices choose to stay with us and go on to have really successful careers. You can choose to go for promotion and progression or continue learning in the role you’ve moved into.

When you successfully complete your Apprenticeship, we will help you to move into a suitable role, subject to the requirements of the business.

Reality Check

A BAE Systems Apprenticeship gives you a competitive salary while working towards a nationally recognised qualification, the support of an apprentice network, and the opportunity to work on cutting edge projects with people who are leaders in their field.

Please see the selection process below:

The process consists of five stages:

  • An online application
  • Online testing
  • Video interview
  • Application review
  • Qualification, medical and security checks

The Apprentice recruitment window opened on the 1 November 2020 and remains open until 28 February 2021.

Depending on fulfilment of the requirements, the process can take until July/August to complete and final offers are made.

Security/Export Control:

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity & Inclusion:

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

None specified.

Qualities Required

We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn and give an Apprenticeship opportunity their all. Diversity strengthens our business and we encourage people from all walks of life to apply, regardless of gender or ethnicity. You don’t need to know everything about your chosen area of work - we’ll train you and give you the qualifications you need to progress in a career in your chosen field.  We only ask that you demonstrate interest, passion and commitment to what you want to do.

Qualifications Required

5 GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths, English and Science/technical subject.

Training Provided

Training provider to be confirmed.

Advanced Engineering Technician Standard.

Register interest


About the employer

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the worlds most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries.

People who applied for this apprenticeship also applied for:

last 24 hours

This page contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. The information provider is the Education and Skills Funding Agency.