Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice (Graduate Level Apprenticeship)

BEng (Hons) Engineering Design and Manufacture

About RTX

RTX is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises three industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon.

Raytheon UK
We support our country, customers, employees, and communities. Ensuring we can all reach our potential - together.

Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonic, avionics and cyber security.

About the role

A great opportunity to join the manufacturing engineering team and earn while you learn alongside experienced engineers.

The graduate level apprenticeship is a 4-year programme, with the one day per week spent at Heriot Watt University and the other days at our Glenrothes manufacturing facility on rotational assignments in each of the production areas and support teams.

This apprenticeship leads to an Honours Degree in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. (BEng (Hons) Engineering Design and Manufacture)

Assessment Centre Dates: 2nd & 3rd July 2024 (candidates need to be available on this day for interviews and assessment day. Details to be discussed with successful applicants).

Main Duties

  • Work alongside engineers, from a variety of disciplines, to meet the manufacturing engineering department’s goals and objectives
  • Learn and implement lean manufacturing principles and root cause and corrections actions
  • Support the development of new manufacturing processes and products
  • Work with cutting-edge technology and be part of our Industry 4.0 transformation
  • Work with production staff to identify improvement opportunities and solve problems affecting manufacturing
  • Generate manufacturing documentation, risk assessments and tooling reports
  • Support production teams to meet their safety, on-time delivery and cost of poor quality targets

Apprenticeship Programme:

On joining Raytheon UK, you will undertake a structured four-year apprenticeship programme which will incorporate theoretical study at university in electronic or mechanical engineering.

Experiential learning, throughout the four years, will be undertaken in the four years, on-site at Glenrothes, on rotational assignments in each of the production areas and support teams.

Each apprentice is assigned an experienced engineer as a mentor and will be linked in with an existing apprentice as a buddy, to ensure they have access to help and support, as required.

Salary will be reviewed twice annually throughout the apprenticeship and apprentices will be eligible for company bonus scheme as well as other company benefits.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Higher Maths (A or B) and Higher in Physics or an Engineering subject (A or B)
  • Or HNC/D in related Engineering course (A or B)
  • Self-motivated, proactive and able to use initiative
  • Able to work well in teams
  • Able to communicate well, both written and verbal
  • Good at problem solving

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

  • 25 days' holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice schemes.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).
  • Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we’re committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job.

We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.


Job ID Number: 01704423
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