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 usOur 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 usJoining 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 DescriptionThe 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 ApplicantThree 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