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  • Ridsdale, Hexham, UK
  • 3 weeks ago

Role: Electrical Technician Apprentice

Location: Ridsdale

Role Profile

BAE Systems Land (UK) design and manufacture a wide range of munitions products. It is essential that our products are high quality and totally conform to the customer’s requirements.

As an Electronics Engineering Apprentice you will be responsible for the operation of various data capture equipment used in the Test and Evaluation Industry.

This role is wide-ranging and has both practical and theoretical elements. You will often be viewed as a multi-disciplined engineer, with knowledge of all electronic aspects of test and evaluation techniques.

We will help you develop into an electronics engineer that delivers safe, capable processes for optimised Test and Evaluation disciplines to specified standards.


What you will be doing… (Role Duties and Responsibilities)

  • Working closely within a Test and Evaluation Trials team
  • Planning and subsequent delivery of Trials Engineering Tasks
  • Gaining knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of new trials techniques
  • Taking the opportunity to assist in Continuous Improvement projects
  • Maintaining and repairing electronic equipment in our tests and evaluation facility
  • Using computer software to enable data capture through appropriate hardware
  • Planning, carrying out and reporting results from Test and Evaluation trials
  • Compiling technical data to support design approval
  • Supporting experienced engineers to specify and qualify new equipment used to test munitions products
  • Ensuring there is a detailed Safe System of Work in place for the new techniques you develop
  • Engaging with instrumentation suppliers to keep up to date with new technologies
  • Gaining knowledge and experience from supporting the Manufacturing Team in resolving any issues that may arise

What Qualification Will You Get?

Level 3 Apprenticeship Engineering Technician - Technical Support Pathway (4 Years)


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


Overview of Business Unit

BAE Systems Land UK Munitions

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 statement

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 Statement

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.