Degree Apprentice Land UK Product Development Engineering Glascoed
Job Title Degree Apprentice Land UK Product Development Engineering Glascoed
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 Product Development Engineer Apprentice you’ll be the one who turns ideas into products. You’ll be involved in the design, development and testing of complex systems operating in harsh environments. In the early stages of a project, you’ll apply scientific principles and technical information to generate concept ideas. After this, you’ll select the most suitable design and turn it into a viable solution.
Our military and commercial programmes require us to push our capabilities and technologies to the limit of what is achievable today. This raises many challenges for the system as it must ultimately meet both our customer’s stringent safety requirements and bring leading edge performance to give competitive advantage wherever applied.
Successful applicants will form part of a multi-disciplined Engineering development team involved in the development, design, manufacture and test of a number of new and legacy munitions products for UK and export customers.
The specific role will involve you in all stages of the product lifecycle; concepts, development, testing, qualification, production and in service support within one of the Engineering teams based in Glascoed, South Wales.
Responsible for integrating the requirements of a number of Engineering disciplines into a cohesive whole.
Main responsibilities and duties could include but not be limited to:
What Qualification will you get?
The degree you will study for is: Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives (OME) Apprenticeships | University of Wales Trinity Saint David (uwtsd.ac.uk)
The academic learning will be by block release at The University of Wales Trinity St David (Swansea) and include Fridays. Apprentices are required to supply their own laptop for university work. University travel and expenses will be covered by the business.
37 hours per week. On site at Glascoed this is typically 07.15-17.00 Monday – Thursday but may vary occasionally to support learning opportunities and business requirements. Some travel may be required. Note that the Glascoed site is not readily accessible by public transport.
Overview of Business Unit
BAE Systems Land UK Munitions
Our munitions have been proven in every possible environment over many decades, with our specialist engineers continually making performance improvements. We are also winning an increasing number of export orders, following an efficiency programme that has significantly increased our competitiveness.
Supporting the armed forces with some of the most advanced munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. We offer several business and engineering graduate opportunities each year and are looking for people with the passion, drive and skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK’s leading defence, aerospace and security company.
With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire and Tyne and Wear, our Land UK Munitions business employs over 1,100 people and has a desire to grow, both in the UK and internationally. We invite you to join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and supporting some of their most vital equipment.
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 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.
We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.
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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.
5 GCSEs Grade 9-4/A*-C, or equivalent, including Maths, English and Science or equivalent qualification, and 96 UCAS points (new tariff) at the equivalent A level grade C (or above) including Maths plus one other Science or Technology subject, or equivalent, for example an Extended BTEC National Diploma – DMM profile in an Engineering which includes a Maths module
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