What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?
The Electrical Fitter Advanced Apprenticeship is typically a 48 Month (4 years) scheme, the first year of which will be spent in our Skills and Development Centre completing a theory and practical based qualification.
Electrical Fitters will utilise engineering drawings, data and documentation in order to undertake the manufacture, installation, testing, commissioning, fault diagnosis, maintenance, overhaul and removal of electrical and data systems on maritime vessels. This covers propulsion machinery, weapons, sensors, reactor and auxiliary systems (such as water, air conditioning, electronic equipment including programmable logic controllers, power generation and distribution).
It requires knowledge and expertise in the use of common and specialist electrical equipment, machines and hand tools, and the use of a variety of measuring and diagnostic equipment and processes to ensure individual components and assemblies meet the required specification. The Electrical Fitter must comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements and will be expected to work both individually and as part of a team.
They will be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake and will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas to improve business processes.
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.
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.
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
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.
5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C/9-4), or equivalent, including mathematics, English and a Science.
Training provider to be confirmed.
- Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Certificate
- Level 3 Maritime Engineering (Development Knowledge & Competence)
- Level 2 Maritime Engineering (Foundation Knowledge & Competence)
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (If not previously achieved)