Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprentice Submarines Test and Commissioning Engineer

The Test and Commissioning Degree Apprenticeship offers a wide and exciting variety of opportunities in a broad spectrum of Test and Commissioning disciplines.

Training to carry you through your career

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The Apprentices will work as part of a committed team to meet departmental goals whilst developing their technical skills & understanding of the different Test Sections & T&C processes. The individuals will gain experience working towards key events of the boat build and will develop their skills and knowledge through rotations in each of the test sections within the department. 


What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

During your Test and Commissioning Degree apprenticeship you will be given visibility of a range of disciplines in which a personal development plan will be created for your learning and development needs associated with your role. This includes bespoke technical training along with placements around the business. The following discipline specific apprenticeship roles are currently available and are supported by an associated level 6 degree apprenticeship:


  • Electrical
  • Mechanical 


What Qualification Will You Get?


Product Design and Development Engineer [Level 6]


Overview of Business Unit


Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.


The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.
 Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s.

Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.
We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.


Working with us:


At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.
 


We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

Qualification requirements

  • Five GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Math's, English and Science/technical subject AND
  • 240/96 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding UCAS points gained at AS level) to include Math's plus one other STEM subject (excluding General Studies).

How Will You Be Rewarded?


We offer a starting salary of £19,038 per annum and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and share saving scheme. 



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.


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