04/01/2019 BAE Systems Barrow-in-Furness

Apprentice – Sheet Metal – Barrow

  • Sector: engineering, manufacturing
  • Location: Barrow-in-Furness
  • Level: 3
Apprentice – Sheet Metal – Barrow

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Role Profile

On our Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, you’ll be trained in the fabrication and installation of various components that are used to outfit our products.

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

The role of a Sheet Metal Worker includes working from planned drawings to fabricate and install components to outfit a vessel in areas ranging from the Engine Room to Kitchen Galley. As a Sheet Metal worker you will be using various types of hand tools such as: jigsaws, dividers, scribers etc., and will also be trained to use various large pieces of machinery ranging from a Manual Folding machine to the latest hi-tech Computer Aided Machine Punch.

The skills you develop will be used to produce a variety of components using anything from 1mm thick aluminium up to, and including, 5mm thick stainless steel plate. In addition to this you would also be trained to a high standard in various welding disciplines.

What Qualification Will You Get?

Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship at Level 3

How Will I Be Rewarded?

We offer competitive salaries and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and share saving scheme.

Entry Requirements and what we are looking for

5 GCSEs at grades A*-E / 9-2 (or equivalent), including English, Maths and Science/technical subject

Overview of Business Unit

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.
Today we are the prime contractor in the Astute programme and the UK’s only designer and builder of nuclear powered submarines – one of the world’s most complex engineering challenges. The first three submarines in the class, HMS Astute, HMS Ambush and HMS Artful, are now in service with the Royal Navy and the final four Astute class submarines are at various stages of construction at the Barrow site.
We are also the industrial lead for the Dreadnought programme, the Royal Navy’s next generation of nuclear deterrent submarines. Construction of the first of four submarines, named Dreadnought, began last year
Our Submarines business employs approximately 8,700 people and in 2017 we spent around £700m with over 700 suppliers.

Security/ Export Control statement

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.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

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