Awe Plc

Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Awe Plc (Employer)

Awe Plc (Training Provider)

Annual wage £11,000.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Thursday: 8.25 hours Alternate Fridays: 8 hours
36 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
3 positions available
20 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Our role in nuclear defence and what we do to support the UK’s nuclear deterrent, is vital in defending our country from the most extreme threats and to keeping the peace. From developing the warheads for the nuclear deterrent, to providing counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions, the work we do is of global importance.


What will the apprentice be doing?

There are numerous mechanical maintenance roles on site such as working on the steam powered heating systems, servicing, checking and hanging filters within vacuum pumps, bearing checks and heat and vibration level checks on motors.

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

As a mechanical maintenance apprentice, you will learn the basics of hand-tools then move onto learning the operations of various machines such as milling machines, pillar drill and lathes.  You will pick up a variety of skills including setting up rigs, maintenance and set up of basic pipe fittings, and making crank sets and frost coils.

One day a week will be spent at a local college where you will study the theory aspect of your apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As an apprentice with AWE, you will be offered a permanent contract from day one. Following the successful completion of the programme, you will move into a role within the business. This is typically a role where you have completed a placement as a part of the programme. From here, you will build your career as an AWE employee.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Health & Safety Aware

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired
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