Technical Apprentices

BAE Systems
Rochester, Kent
Salary on application
24 Dec 2020
28 Feb 2021
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Apprentices

BAE Systems in Rochester is now recruiting its next cohort of Technical Apprentices. From Augmented Reality displays for fighter pilots, to flight controls found on commercial aircraft, employees in BAE Systems in Rochester design, develop and produce some of the world’s most advanced avionics equipment. As an apprentice, you’ll spend three years learning how to create and maintain this type of technology, working towards becoming a fully qualified Technician at one of the biggest technology employers in Kent.

Our Advance Engineering Technician Apprenticeship scheme aims to develop those with GCSE or equivalent individuals into Technicians to become a part of a dynamic Operations and Engineering workforce

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

As a Technical Apprentice, you will spend three years learning how to maintain and create electronic systems used in military and civil applications, from flight controls to Head Mounted displays.

What will you gain?

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) - Offsite
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) - Offsite
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Onsite

What Qualification Will You Get?

Advanced Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

How Will You Be Rewarded?

We offer competitive salaries and a range of employee benefits including, competitive local salary, higher education, 25 days holiday, Flexible working, On-the-job training, career development as well as access to the Company pension and share saving scheme. 

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths and English

Overview of Business Unit

Rochester employs approximately 1500 people at a 736, 232-square-foot facility 45 minutes east of central London.  The site is a product innovation and development centre with world-leading capabilities in electro-optics, electromechanical systems, safety-critical software and control systems.  Rochester’s products are helmets, heads-up displays, passive and active inceptors, stability augmentation systems, control computing systems, mission systems and Power & Propulsion Solutions.

The Rochester site forms part of the Electronic Systems business with all other locations in the USA – Johnson City, Fort Worth, Ontario, etc. therefore, Rochester site is the only Electronic Systems location in the UK and is also the only one that operates accredited advanced apprenticeships.

Security/ Export Control

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

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