BAE Systems

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship


BAE Systems

Training Provider:

National Apprenticeship Service

Wage Competitive salary
37.0 hours per week Full-time Monday to Friday. Hours TBC.
duration: 42 months
start: 30 September 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Engineering Technician Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
6 positions available
28 February 2020 (application closing date)
Engineering Technicians at BAE Systems are predominantly involved in highly skilled work requiring them to take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake. As an Engineering Technician Apprentice, it will enable you to gain experience in areas such as design engineering, systems engineering and manufacturing engineering.


As an Engineering Technician Apprentice, you will spend your first year in full time training where you will be trained in both practical and theory-based engineering. You will learn the basics in electrical circuits, aircraft fitting, fabrication, flight line awareness, machining, carbon fibre and Computer Aided Design to name just a few.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of engineering areas including design, systems, manufacturing, in-service support and working alongside Industry experts. This allows Technician apprentices to have worked on all stages of an aircraft build, giving them a well-rounded skill set and knowledge base.

At Brough, the apprentices rotate around several departments during their second, third and fourth year of their apprenticeship, these include Structures, Design, Aerodynamics, Structural and Dynamic test, Flight Systems and Technical Publications to mention a few.

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

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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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 test
  • Application review
  • Competency interview or assessment centre
  • Medical and security checks

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

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 mathematics, English and Science/ Technical subject

Training Provided

Training Provider to be confirmed.

The apprentice will be working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship standard for Engineering Technician.

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.

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