Design Apprentice job

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Design Apprentice
  • Not mentioned
  • Permanent
  • Posted: 9 months ago
  • Washington, UK
  • 10 vacancies
  • Expires on: 29-01-2020
Job Description

Role: Design Apprentice

The apprentice will be mechanically biased and will support all aspects of engineering at Washington ranging between forming, machining and treatments. The apprentice will initially be based on the shop floor, but with an exit role in engineering as a CAD/CAM technician. The role will involve producing detailed design models and drawings to support ammunition manufacture and new product introduction.

During your apprenticeship, you will typically:-

  • Learn to program CNC machines to manufacture work-holding and ammunition components
  • Learn to use CAD to produce ammunition product stage drawings, tooling and gauges across the product range
  • Learn to use CAM to create programs for process and manufacturing engineering
  • Support the new product introduction team by creating detailed drawings for new orders and bids
  • Support the forming engineers by producing models for the forge utilizing Q-Form software
  • Create technical requirement specifications for purchasing new equipment through site capital expenditure schemes
  • Create validation reports and perform capability studies when supporting process and manufacturing engineering
  • Spend a period of time in each department to understand business operations and departmental deliverables
  • Product safety awareness / design for manufacture - this may involve spending time at Washington’s sister sites (Radway Green / Glascoed)

What Qualification Will You Get?

L3 Apprenticeship in Engineering Design & Draughtsperson Standard (4 Years)

How Will I Be Rewarded?

We offer competitive salaries and a range of employee benefits including, the potential to progress on to free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and share saving scheme. 

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science/technical subject

Overview of Business Unit

BAE Systems is proud to equip the British Armed Forces and international customers with a range of munition products, from small arms ammunition through to heavy artillery, tank ammunition and warheads and payloads.

Our munitions have been proven in every possible environment over many decades, with our specialist engineers continually making performance improvements. We are also winning an increasing number of export orders, following an efficiency programme that has significantly increased our competitiveness.

Supporting the armed forces with some of the most advanced munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. We offer several business and engineering graduate opportunities each year and are looking for people with the passion, drive and skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK’s leading defence, aerospace and security company.

With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire and Tyne and Wear, our Land UK Munitions business employs over 1,100 people and has a desire to grow, both in the UK and internationally.  We invite you to join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and supporting some of their most vital equipment.

Security/ Export Control

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.


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