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Electronic Design Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6 Degree)

This apprenticeship follows the Embedded electronic systems design and development engineer (degree) standard and leads to roles designing and developing electronic circuits, devices, and systems.

As an electronic apprentice you will spend your first two years of training in the skills academy producing several electronic projects whilst also attending college part time. These projects will help you to develop your skills and knowledge in basic electronic theory, components, basic circuit design, circuit construction and reporting.

What we do is unique and so are our people

For 70 years we've been part of the defence and security for our nation.

In your final 18 – 24 months you will spend your time on several 6-month placements around the business where you will also work towards your final project.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will attend several lectures designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of further electronic theory, these include:

  • Component recognition
  • Component characteristics
  • Circuit calculations
  • Semi-conductor theory
  • Fault finding techniques
  • Testing and measuring

This role may appeal to you if you are you interested in:

  • Arduino or Raspberry PI
  • Understanding how all things electronic work
  • Designing and building electronic circuits
  • Use of electronic test equipment for fault finding, maintenance and repair of circuits & systems
  •  Analogue and Digital electronics

You'll need to demonstrate:

  • A practical aptitude for engineering or technology
  • Computer literacy (PC)
  • Excellent team working skills  
  • Good communication skills
  • Awareness of health and safety
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • A passion and motivation for this profession 
  • Typically grade C/4 or above in at least five GCSE's including English, Maths and a Science subject
  • Typically, candidates will hold a minimum of 102 UCAS points or existing relevant Level 3 qualifications
  • Age: Applicants must be aged 18 or over, as of 1st of September 2023, due to security clearance requirements

Duration of training: 4 ½ years (varies depending on personal performance)
Location: You will be based in Aldermaston (close to Reading)

What we offer:

  • We offer our apprentices a starting salary of £13,500. This increases annually with second year salary being £18,500
  • A market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement and excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight. This means that every other Friday you won’t be required to work!

Alongside these benefits you will get the opportunity to learn from some of the top leaders in their field whilst helping us to continue to deliver national nuclear security, threat reduction and counter-terrorism solutions.
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas – if applicable.  

We recruit on a rolling basis which means as soon as our positions have been filled, we close our applications.  

Successful candidates must be available to start on the Apprenticeship Programme in September 2023.  

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £13,500 rising to £18,500 in your 2nd year + benefits
  • Aldermaston (near Reading)
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