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Job Title : Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice
Employer : GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems
Location : Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PQ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Mechanical Engineering
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11145
Vacancy Short Description : GKN Aerospace Luton are recruiting a manufacturing engineer apprentice to join a high performing team providing support to the Wings & Rotors Focused Factory, including the 787 Dreamliner Wing Ice Protection System.


Qualifications Required : Applicants must have at least 5 GCSE grades A-C to include English, Maths and Science and / or completion of relevant national diplomas. Or A levels or equivalent Level 3 Engineering qualifications.
Vacancy Full Description : GKN Aerospace Luton are recruiting a manufacturing engineer apprentice to join a high performing team providing support to the Wings & Rotors Focussed Factory, including the 787 Dreamliner Wing Ice Protection System. The role will include being part of a challenging apprenticeship scheme with formal education on day release to college as well as significant on the job training within a current manufacturing engineering team. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn in a real world environment and gain a high level of responsibility and technical understanding early in your career.

The main responsibilities are:

As an apprentice you will be training in manufacturing engineering skills, these include:

Contributing to practical problem solving activities using lean tools, particularly in relation to scrap and rework cost reduction.
Contributing to process improvement activities, with a vision of creating world class, 6-sigma manufacturing processes through elimination of waste and process variation.
Material Review Board support for the disposition of non-conformant composite products with an encapsulated heater element formed of a sprayed metallic coating.
Maintaining engineering compliance through management of process specification, change requests and internal production permits.
Comply with the Company’s Health and Safety legislation and policies

GKN is committed to the full and effective utilisation of qualified persons, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, or veteran status, sexual orientation, class, or caste. Diversity brings a broader richer environment to our organization, which consequently produces creative thinking towards solutions and also drives innovation.

Our commitment to a diverse workforce requires that GKN inform employees of our policy and our level of expectation to submit the best person for the job regarding qualifications and abilities when referring applicants to our company.
GKN is compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health and Safety Awareness procedures and ensures that all relevant legislation is complied with by effective implementation and management to all employees.
Number of Positions Available : 2
Working Week : Mon-Thurs 7.30am-4.30pm Fri 7.30am-12.30 40hrs per wk
Salary : £259.60 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 06/08/2017
Possible Start Date : 04/09/2017
Personal Qualities : Applicants must be extremely dedicated and motivated by a challenging role in a high performing value stream.
Applicants must be willing to embrace and contribute to a changing environment where assumptions are challenged based on data driven, well-reasoned arguments.
Applicants must be able to communicate effectively at all levels within an organisation and be flexible in approach.
Skills Required : Applicants must be fast learners who are keen to develop in their career with excellent problem solving skills.
Future Prospects : There is an opportunity to progress on to a Level 4 HNC qualification
Training to be Provided : The qualifications you will study to achieve will depend on your chosen pathway, and include:

NVQs (work-based learning)

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma
Engineering Maintenance NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma
Fabrication and Welding Engineering NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma
Engineering Technical Support NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Technical Certificates (classroom-based learning)

Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology Level 3 Diploma
EAL Engineering Technology Level 3 Diploma.

You will also have the opportunity to achieve the following additional qualifications:

English, maths and ICT Functional Skills
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.
Other Information : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team if they meet the initial criteria as part of the recruitment process.
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