Engineering Degree Apprentice- Mechanical Design

Type: Apprentice
Region: South West

Their Degree Apprenticeship programme offers the opportunity to join their Mission Systems Division Engineering function, combining work based experience with studying towards a Degree in Mechanical Design. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals, with a passion for Engineering to complete their company funded HNC, Foundation Degree and Degree on day release whilst working 4 days a week on our site in Wimborne.

During the first 3 years, you will experience a variety of disciplines within the Engineering sector, participating in 3/6 month rotations to gain hands on experience of our products life cycles, developing your knowledge alongside Senior Engineers.

After completion of your Foundation Degree, you will move into a permanent position of interest, whilst continuing to study towards your professional qualifications.

Role Summary

As a Degree Engineer Technician, they’ll work in partnership to create a personal development plan designed to focus on the specific learning and development needs associated with your role. You’ll gain exposure to a wide range of disciplines including bespoke technical training within Engineering placements around the business, aiding in development of mechanical and electrical systems in the Aerospace industry, working on both commercial and military aircraft.

You must be able to work on your own initiative, and as part of a team and have an enthusiasm for learning as 6 years will be dedicated to your studies. Due to the rotational structure of the first 3 years, you will need to be an individual that embraces change and adapts to new situations successfully, with the confidence to ask questions and absorb information.

The structure of the Degree Apprentice programme will be as follows:

  • Year 1 & 2- Work based learning, whilst attending day release at Bournemouth and Poole College to complete a Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC). An element of rotation will be included during your time on site to provide a broader perspective of the business and also to fit the needs of the curriculum
  • Year 3 – The rotational structure will continue, and you will be gaining experience within functional specialisms and Integrated Project Teams on a 6 month placement structure. You will continue with your professional studies through day release at Bournemouth University, studying towards your Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdEng)
  • Year 4 & 5 – The rotational structure will be removed, and you will be within a permanent job role which fits your interest, the needs of the business and your development . Continuing with another 2 years of study, you will work towards completion of your full degree (BEng)
  • Year 6 – Preparation for the mandatory End Point Assessment

This presents a fantastic chance to launch your career in the Aerospace sector, where you’ll acquire invaluable experience alongside pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. If you’re a motivated, enthusiastic individual with ambitious goals of becoming a proficient mechanical design engineer, we urge you to seize this opportunity and apply today!

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