This is your chance to work with world-class scientists and engineers to make sure the materials we use are as innovative and safe as possible. Building on your previous academic studies, you can expect to gain an understanding of different materials and their uses, failure investigation studies, research and development, process control and laboratory-related improvement activities.
You’ll also get to work on a variety of different special processes used during component manufacture, such as chemical processing, laser processes, machining, welding, heat treatment, casting, forging and various coatings. This will give you a broad overview as you split your time between our offices and high-tech laboratories, providing a mix of both practical and theoretical experience.
Opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on very interesting projects.
We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race/colour/nationality/ethnic or national origins, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation.
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
Beyond your academic qualifications, we'll be looking for evidence that you're creative, an agile thinker and genuinely enthusiastic about developing a career in engineering. For example, we'd like to hear about an engineering project you've done at school or work, or a club you've been involved with or in your spare time.
We’re looking for people who are creative, agile in their approach and very team-orientated - you’ll spend time with your fellow apprentices on team-building initiatives.
In terms of qualifications, you'll need two A-Levels at grade B or equivalent including maths and either Chemistry, Physics or Engineering, plus GCSE English Language at grade 5/B also maths and Physics at grade 6/B (obtained or predicted). Alternatively, a BTEC Level 3 extended diploma in an engineering-related subject, including Further maths at DDM minimum.
Degree Materials Science Technologist Standard.
Initially, you’ll gain foundation engineering skills and knowledge through time spent off-the-job in an engineering skills workshop. You’re going to be working with experienced engineering instructors, completing both written and practical activities.
You’ll then undertake a variety of three to six-month placements in our manufacturing laboratories and specialist materials teams, working with our experienced and knowledgeable people to learn how the special processes we use operate.