Awe Plc

Mechatronic 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)
6 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?

Your role will include servicing, repairing and installing various Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Hydraulic and Programmable logic control (PLC) systems, all of which are commonly used onsite to support the Machine Tools department and Trials & Test Technology Centre. As a Mechatronics Maintenance Technician within either group, you will be responsible for maintaining equipment within all production-related facilities, with the goal of maintaining production & ensuring minimal downtime.

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

As an apprentice you will initially be based within the onsite training facility, where you will develop your basic knowledge and core skills, before progressing to the onsite aspect of your training. At this point you will start to apply & develop these core skills in a live working environment. In addition to the vocational aspects of your training, you will further your knowledge of mechatronics engineering through academic studies as you work towards your level 3 technical certificate.

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.

Reality Check

Mechatronics maintenance Technician may appeal to you if you enjoy: • Understanding how mechanical, electronic and hydraulic systems work • Problem solving activities • Being hands on • Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios

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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