Engineering Apprenticeship - Degree (Level 6)
SMITHS GROUP PLC
UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
What will the apprentice be doing?
You will take part in a rotational programme, working in all the key areas which cover the total end to end process from operations to engineering functions. This includes Assembly, Test, Quality, Product Refurbishment, Logistics, Purchasing / Procurement, Planning, Continuous Improvement, R&D Laboratory, Design, Applications and Reliability Engineering.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
In partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, you will study towards BEng Mechanical Engineering (Product Design and Development). All course fees are supported by the government apprentice levy.
You will learn about the design, manufacture and assembly of mechanical seals.This will involve the use of 3D CAD to design components, the evaluation of designs using analysis software, test rigs and troubleshooting of seals returned from the field. A mix of theoretical and hands-on engineering.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Once graduated, the engineer will progress on a structured career path that offers both technical and management opportunities. Being a global company and part of the Smiths group, opportunities are worldwide. We encourage and support professional membership of the IMech E.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience
Qualifications RequiredA Level or equivalent Mathematics, Science, Technology, Engineering (Grade C and above in 3 subjects) Essential
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