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Job Title : LOCKHEED MARTIN UK: Technical Mechanical Design Apprentice
Employer : Lockheed Martin UK Insys Limited
Location : Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 2HD
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Electrical Engineering
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11299
Vacancy Short Description : This is a 4 year Apprenticeship as a Technical Mechanical Design Apprentice, so you should hold or be working towards A Levels in Maths, Science or Technology, or Students undertaking a Diploma or Extended Diploma in Engineering.


Qualifications Required : The salary on this position will only be offered to candidates who have all of the listed qualifications below. Candidates who have the required GCSEs may be considered for a Level 3 Apprenticeship on a lower starting salary.

To be considered for the role you must have:

• A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-4,
• A-Levels in relevant subject area (e.g. Mathematics, Science, Technology) or
Or Engineering Level 3 (or BTEC equivalent e.g. diploma or extended diploma).
• IT proficient (ideally Microsoft Office)
Vacancy Full Description : This is a Higher Level 4 year Apprenticeship as a Technical Mechanical Design Apprentice, so you should hold or be working towards A Levels in Maths, Science or Technology, or Students undertaking a Diploma or Extended Diploma in Engineering.

This is an excellent opportunity for a creative, hardworking and passionate individual to grow within an innovative and national organisation, who is looking for an Apprenticeship that will allow them to expand and develop in their career.

The apprenticeship will entail continued study at college, which will lead to the completion of the following qualifications:
• Level 3 NVQ in Engineering (started at college and completed in the workplace)
• HNC completed at end of second year (via day release)
• HND completed at end of third year (via day release)
• Potential option to start BSc in fourth year (via day release, subject to confirmation)

Further qualifications are fully encouraged by LMUK Ampthill post apprenticeship, with a robust mentoring programme firmly established on site. Professional accreditation is also proactively encouraged, with mentoring, support and guidance provided.

On site training at LMUK Ampthill will see the individual embedded into various projects and functional roles, to allow the full design lifecycle to be captured and employed. This will also provide the individual the opportunity to select where they would like to pursue a post apprenticeship career, allowing any specialised training or development to be undertaken.

• Protection Systems
• Vehicles
• Special Projects
• Manufacturing
• CAD Design Team

Typical duties could include:

• Mechanical prototyping and manufacture
• Designing Mechanical components and systems using CAD
• Ensuring that configuration management of designs are maintained
• Environmental testing of final product
• Attending offsite trials and demonstrations with the end user
• Capturing design updates and progressing through the change process

Phase 1, Two year day release at college to gain HNC, supported by business area deployment in various departments to obtain a broad spectrum of experience.
Phase 2, One year day release at college to gain HND, supported by focused business area deployment.
Phase 3, Up to two years day release (1 year as an apprentice/1 year as an engineer following completion of 4 year scheme), at a local university, to gain a recognised Mechanical related degree supported by specialised business area deployment.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 37.5hrs pw MON - FRI 9am-5pm
Salary : £278.63 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 25/02/2018
Possible Start Date : 03/09/2018
Personal Qualities : A highly motivated individual
A strong communicator, both written and verbal
Skills Required : • Engineering experience through education, especially practical (workshop) experience.
• Computer Aided Design (CAD) experience through education.
• Production of engineering drawings, especially in line with British Standard (BS) 8888
• Mechanical Engineering experience through education, especially with regard to British and International Standards.
Future Prospects : To continue to progress with the company. Gaining more experience, a better understanding and continue to work towards more qualifications.
Training to be Provided : You will gain the following qualifications:
•Engineering BTEC Level 3 Diploma
•Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) EAL Level 2 Diploma
•Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Development Competence) EAL Level 3 Diploma
Other Information : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online Maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.

2018 we are starting our own in house structural cad technician courses, where they can attend and gain further qualifications.
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