What will the apprentice be doing?
Whilst the majority of final roles are hands-on craft engineering, a small number may be in the design and assurance roles for mechanical engineering. Apprentices work on a variety of machines within the academy including:
·Vertical and horizontal milling machines
·Computer numerical controlled (CNC) lathes
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
During the first part of your training you will learn basic machining and hand-fitting skills through a series of supervised machining tasks, in which you will manufacture a number of useful engineering tools. You will attend a variety of lectures which will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the tools and techniques that you will be using. It will give you more information about the materials, manufacturing equipment and processes that you will follow throughout your career.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
As an apprentice with AWE, you will be offered a full-time 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 RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Health & Safety Aware, Long Concentration Span
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired