Role details

Materials Laboratories Degree Apprenticeship - Bristol

South West   •   £12,657 pa   •  Apprenticeship

Key Selling Bullet Point 1

  • 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.
  • A broad overview as you split your time between our offices and high-tech laboratories, providing a mix of both practical and theoretical experience.

About us

Our  high-performance,  integrated  power  solutions  are  at  the  cutting  edge  of  technology.  From  powering  huge  commercial  vessels  to  nuclear  submarines,  supersonic  fighter  jets  to  highly  efficient  passenger  planes,  or  rail  locomotives  to  luxury  yachts,  we  go  above  and  beyond  to  create  better.  

And  it's  all  thanks  to  our  people.  Whether  they  work  in  engineering  or  finance,  manufacturing  or  project  management,  our  50,000-strong  team  work  together  to  deliver  excellence  in  the  air,  on  land  and  at  sea,  to  customers  in  150  nations  around  the  world.

Why work for us

Joining  us  as  an  intern  or  graduate  means  you  could  be  working  on  awe-inspiring  innovative  projects,  driving  business-critical  initiatives  and  learning  from  world-class  professionals.  

Wherever  you  choose  to  hone  your  knowledge  and  develop  expertise,  you’ll  be  part  of  a  company  with  a  future  every  bit  as  exciting  as  its  history.

Job Description

The  programme
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.
Typical  placement  roles  can  include:
• Assisting  our  suppliers  to  deliver  products  and  materials  within  specification
• Statistically  analysing  and  modelling  material  properties  to  help  Design  Engineers  understand  how  they  behave  in  extreme  environments
• Conducting  forensic  failure  investigations  by  carrying  out  metallurgical  analysis  into  a  product  or  material  to  understand  how  its  performance  can  be  improved  and  higher  product  safety  can  be  achieved
• Mapping  out  various  technical  processes  and  improving  them  to  reduce  cost  and  improve  delivery  times
• Testing  materials  to  understand  alloy  composition.
These  placement  opportunities  will  allow  you  to  work  on  a  variety  of  laboratory  equipment  from  initial  microscopic  component  preparation  through  to  Scanning  Electron  Microscopes.  This  practical  experience  will  be  supported  by  theoretical  learning  as  you  undertake  a  Degree  in  a  Materials  or  Manufacturing  discipline.  This  apprenticeship  typically  lasts  48  months.

The Successful Applicant

Three  A-Levels/Scottish  Highers  (or  equivalent  qualifications)  at  grade  C  or  above,  including  Maths  and  two  engineering  related  technical  subjects,  e.g.  Chemistry,  Physics,  Engineering,  Electronics,  or  ICT.  You'll  also  need  five  GCSEs/Standard  Grades  at  grade  A-C  including  Mathematics,  English  Language  and  Double  Science  or  equivalent.  We're  looking  for  people  who  are  very  team-orientated,  you'll  spend  time  with  your  fellow  apprentices  on  team-building  initiatives,  including  our  training  course  with  The  Outward  Bound  Trust.

What's on Offer

• A  competitive  salary  starting  from  £12,657  
• A  competitive  pension,  and  33  days  holiday  per  year  (inclusive  of  Bank  Holidays)
• Work  with  expert  mentors  and  career  coaches
• Honours  degree  in  a  Materials  or  Manufacturing  discipline
• Level  2  Diploma  in  Aerospace  &  Aviation  Engineering  (foundation  competence)  
Closing  date:  2nd  March  2018

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