Engineering Apprenticeship - Higher (Level 4)

MBDA UK Limited (Employer)

Oaklands College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,500.00
37.0 hours per week Your contract will require you to work for 37 hours per week Monday - Friday with a flexible working scheme.
4 years (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Engineering Manufacturing Technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
29 January 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An Engineering Apprenticeship working in an open plan working environment with state of the art manufacturing facility and laboratories aimed at aiding your learning and development.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Engineering apprentices study towards a Level 4 HNC and HND in Mechanical Engineering at Oaklands College in Welwyn Garden City, and work within our business on rotational placements for 4 years. This way of studying allows you to earn academic and nationally recognised qualifications as well as gain hands on learning experience within a professional and friendly workplace.

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

Year one you will be at Oaklands College five days per week learning your basic skills.

Year two, three and four you will be on day release to college with your remaining time spent on placements in:

Mechanical Design
Customer Support
Environmental engineering
Drawing Office

At the end of this programme you'll achieve a Level 4 HNC qualification in Mechanical Engineering.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Through regular one to ones, development plans and the use of Mentors, you will have the opportunity to shape your career within the organisation. We have many senior members in the organisation that started life as an MBDA apprentice.

This is a great opportunity to work with state of the art technologies which also opens up many opportunities for progression after your apprenticeship - such as: people manager, technical specialist, project manager, and beyond

Reality Check

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance. What are the benefits for you? •Flexible working hours •25 days paid holiday plus public holidays. •5 days paid study days to prepare for exams, per year

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent dependent on role (Grade (Grade See MBDA Website)) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Dependant on role (Grade (Grade See MBDA Website)) Essential
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About the employer

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multinational group with 10,000 employees at industrial facilities in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. MBDA has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - BAE Systems (37.5%), EADS (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%), and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2011, the Group recorded a turnover of €3 billion, produced about 3,000 missiles and achieved an order book of €10.5 billion. New orders came to €2.6 billion. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

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