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Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice (Graduate Level Apprenticeship)

(BEng (Hons) Engineering Design and Manufacture)

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Work within the Manufacturing function as part of engineering team.

It is a 4 year programme, with the one day per week spent at Heriot Watt University and the other days on-site at Glenrothes on a rotational assignment 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)

Main Duties:

  • Key responsibilities will be to work closely with the Production / Process / Test / Equipment engineers in each of the manufacturing areas to learn manufacturing principles related to the planning and execution of customer requirements.
  • You will experience the manufacturing techniques and metrics used on a daily basis in order to meet on time delivery commitments to our customers at the required quality standards, within the allocated budgets.
  • You will learn to work with and utilise cutting-edge technology in order to manufacture electronics and mechanical products including automation, robotics and additive manufacturing techniques.
  • There will be an expectation that you participate in Raytheon’s CORE Continuous Improvement Programme. This will result in you becoming a qualified CORE specialist and the opportunity to use practice and expand on these tools.

Apprenticeship Programme:

On joining Raytheon, 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 a rotational assignment in each of the production areas.

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 the help and support required.

Candidate Requirements:

  • A or B in Higher Maths and Science (or equivalent)
  • Ability to complete a UK security clearance application
  • Willing to study at university for a degree as part of the apprenticeship.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.
Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. 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, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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 scheme’s.
  • 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)

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.


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA), RayPride and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion council, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,

Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant ‘Gold Award’ Employee Recognition.

Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Glenrothes (Scotland)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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