Engineering Technician

BAE Systems

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Job Description

The Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Programme is a combination of off-the-job training at a local college of further education, and on-the-job training across a variety of engineering functional disciplines.

Working towards both practical and academic targets, this competency based a programme takes up to four years to complete, building on your technical skills, knowledge and transferable skills.

You'll be joining our team of highly skilled and dedicated employees working across the Naval Ships business area - the team that designs and builds a full range of complex surface ships.   

Entry Requirements

Higher English, Maths and a science subject plus 5 subjects at National 5 including English, Maths and Physics.

You will also be expected to be medically fit as deemed necessary to perform the role, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. 


Through a combination of classroom based and hands on learning in our engineering offices you will be closely mentored to gain the skills required to excel within our technical working environment.

Working to both practical and academic targets you will undertake a series of placements across our engineering departments and study at one of our training partner colleges to develop a full range of skills in your specific discipline
of engineering.

Having successfully completed the programme your future job prospects are excellent as you have gained relevant knowledge, skills and work experience to progress within your engineering discipline.

Qualifications Achieved

Upon completion you will have obtained an SVQ in Engineering Technical Support at SCQF Level 6, an HNC in Engineering Systems followed by an HND in one of three engineering subjects which may (depending on business requirements) lead to the completion of an engineering degree.

You will also have developed a range of practical skills within your engineering discipline and gained valuable work experience. All of these achievements will give you a firm footing on your journey to your desired career as an Engineer.