03/01/2019 BAE Systems Barrow-in-Furness

Intermediate Apprentice – Mechanical Machinist – Barrow

  • Sector: engineering, manufacturing
  • Location: Barrow-in-Furness
  • Level: 2
Intermediate Apprentice – Mechanical Machinist – Barrow

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Role Profile

As a Mechanical Machinist Apprentice you will be involved in a variety of different activities. You’ll be working both in the workshop and on board our products, using various types of drilling equipment to drilling holes to the specified requirements.

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

Drilling equipment ranges from a small compressed air pistol drills to large scale industrial drills. Larger holes are bored using specialist boring bars and machinery, up to the sizes of 140mm.

Specialist training is provided to allow you to work on nuclear reactor bulkhead work, using state of the art equipment costing up to £100,000 designed especially for this type of work.

Drillers will also be trained in machine engineering facing, working to high tolerances to produce near perfect flat surfaces, stud welding, hole tapping up to 56mm. The burning process will be taught, which involves cutting holes in steelwork using specialist Trammel burning equipment.

What Qualification Will You Get?

Level 2 Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship Framework

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 / 2-9 (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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