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

Apprentice – Welding – Barrow

  • Sector: construction, engineering, manufacturing
  • Location: Barrow-in-Furness
  • Level: 3
Apprentice – Welding – Barrow

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Role Profile

As a Welding Apprentice you will be involved in using skilled techniques to make high strength joints between two or more parts. Using a range of welding processes and various metals, you will be required to meet the level of quality and inspection required in safety critical work.

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

You’ll carry out various tasks ranging from pipe welding using gas tungsten arc welding through to structural welding using flux core arc welding techniques with the finished welds are often subjected to rigorous inspection and testing.

Structural Welders work on the main structures ranging from the outer hull and internal structures such as bulkheads and decking, to the missile tubes and Nuclear Reactor casing. All welding work undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it meets the high standards expected.

Pipe welders are trained in mirror welding and also semi – automatic machine pipe welding (orbital) and are responsible for welding large & small bore pipes in numerous materials.

As a Welding Apprentice you will therefore be required to consistently perform to high standards in order to ensure that the finished products function correctly, contributing to the safety.

What Qualification Will You Get?

Welding Standard 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

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

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

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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