Advanced Apprentice Submarines Welding Barrow
Job Title Advanced Apprentice Submarines Welding Barrow
Salary We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.
What you will be doing
As a Welding Apprentice you will be involved in using skilled techniques to make high strength joints, you will use two or more welding processes to join a number of different metals. You will be required to meet the level of quality and inspection required in safety critical work.
Welders work on the main structures of a submarine ranging from the outer hull and internal structures such as bulkheads and decking, to the missile tubes and Nuclear Reactor casing. Structural welding processes include manual Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and manual Metal Active Gas Welding (MAG). For those chosen to specialise in structural welding you will progress on to mechanised FACW, robotic & mechanised MAG and mechanised Submerged Arc Welding (SAW). All welding work undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it meets the high standards expected.
Welders working on Pipe work are trained in manual Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding for ferritic, stainless, nickel and copper alloys. The demanding access limitations requires being trained in mirror welding, a technique very few welder learn outside of the company. For those chosen to specialise in pipe welding you will progress on to semi – automatic TIG 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.
Overview of Business Unit
Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.
The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.
Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world’s most complex engineering challenges.
We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you’ll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
We’re looking for people who are passionate about delivering excellence and supporting some of the world’s most significant aerospace organisations.
We believe in investing in our people and inspiring continual innovation in our business. Developing and using the latest technology to compete with the world’s best is at the heart of what we do.
Providing world-class training, support and development to our people means we inspire the very best talent to achieve great things.
You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. A career here means using your passion and ingenuity to defend national security with breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions. It’s rewarding work that truly makes a difference. And as you tackle critical projects, you’ll work alongside a supportive team – driven by a shared ambition to protect what really matters. At BAE Systems, you’ll find an extraordinary career where you can realize your true potential.
Why BAE Systems?
This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under represented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.
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5 GCSEs A*-E or 9-3 (or equivalent) Including Mathematics & English
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Learning and developmentIf you’re curious, hungry for more responsibility, and prepared to step out of your comfort zone, there are endless opportunities to grow with us. At every stage of your career our first-class training, coaching and development programmes, role models and mentors will help you embrace your potential and take the next step.
Reward and benefitsGreat work deserves benefits that go beyond your salary. Whether it’s health, wellbeing, or financial security for you and your family – our flexible benefits help you focus on what’s important to you.
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Diversity, equity and inclusionWe want everyone here to feel valued and empowered to thrive. Who you are should never define what you can do. We believe when you bring together different people and different perspectives it inspires creativity and drives innovation. It helps us fulfil our purpose and it’s integral to our culture. Everyone is heard and respected here.Discover moretrending_flat
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Reward and benefitsGreat work deserves benefits that go beyond your salary. Whether it’s health, wellbeing, or financial security for you and your family – our flexible benefits help you focus on what’s important to you.Discover moretrending_flat