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Assistant Programme Manager Year in Industry

Denham, Middlesex.

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Martin-Baker is the world's leading manufacturer of ejection seats and related equipment.

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It is the only company that can offer a fully integrated escape system that satisfies the very latest in pilot operational capability and safety standards. Martin-Baker offers a complete 'end-to-end service’, from helping the customer to establish operational safety and escape requirements, including design, development, and qualification, to on-going support throughout the entire service life of the aircraft. 

The role holder should be a student who is looking for a twelve-month placement within our Programmes Department. You will work with a team of Programme Managers predominantly on development programmes and providing support to our customers for ejection and / or crashworthy seats. The Programmes Department is responsible for ensuring that all elements of our projects are delivered in accordance with requirements of internal and external stakeholders.

The position will require you to undertake a wide variety of project tasks including some or all of the following:

  • Project planning (e.g., use of MS Project and other similar systems)
  • Coordination of meetings, recording actions and monitoring completion
  • Responding to stakeholder queries on products
  • Producing, reviewing, tracking, and reporting status of document deliverables
  • Monitoring and reporting status of production of parts to support project activities
  • Managing project hardware internally and dispatch of items externally
  • Assist in the efficient day to day functioning of the Programme Management Department
  • To undertake any other duties and responsibilities as required / instructed in order to maintain and / or improve the efficiency, quality and service provided by the Programmes Department.

You will gain hands-on experience on practical projects, you will receive on the job training and gain significant exposure to other departments. You will work alongside experts who can help you to obtain a wide understanding of our business.

Education & Qualifications:

  • You must be working towards a good degree (1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours) in an appropriate engineering-based subject (e.g., general engineering, aeronautical or aerospace engineering, systems engineering, physics, mathematics, etc.).

Specific / Technical Skills

  • Communication skills: able to communicate verbally, in presentation format and in writing
  • A sound grasp of scientific/engineering theory balanced with a practical approach to engineering problems
  • Good Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills, MS Project also preferred

Person Specification:

  • Attention to detail – thorough, accurate and concern for all the areas involved
  • Driven to achieve results – checks own work, and demonstrates a positive approach
  • Judgement and decision making – evaluates decisions
  • Self-starter
  • Planning and organising – able to look ahead to the next task
  • Team player – with the ability to work independently
  • Customer focus – understanding a customer’s needs and expectations
  • Enthusiastic and well-motivated to learn new skills
  • Adaptable to a variety of tasks

Knowledge & Experience

  • Some experience of project planning, both theoretical and practical
  • Some work experience in an engineering company

What We Offer

  • To be a part of a World-Renowned British Engineering Company
  • Competitive salary plus end of placement bonus
  • Highly competitive 9% non-contributory pension scheme
  • 4x salary Life Assurance
  • Personalised training and development plan
  • Healthcare Plan
  • 25 days' annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Occupational Health team
  • Opportunity to work alongside experts who can help you to obtain a wide understanding of an engineering business
  • We offer you the chance to develop new skills and gain a strong industry experience

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 9th, 2022
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 1 year
  • Denham, Middlesex
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
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  • Avionics
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

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