Operations Apprentice

Operations Apprentice

Job description

MBDA are looking for the skilled workforce of the future, join us to learn and develop, ensuring a long term career in manufacturing.
Therefore this four year programme offers a fantastic opportunity for you to join an accredited apprenticeship scheme that has developed some of the leading apprentices in the UK.

What you will be doing
Operations apprentices study for a minimum of a HNC in Electrical Engineering at Wigan & Leigh College on day release, and work within our business on rotational placements the remainder of the week, whilst earning a competitive salary and with access to all of the company benefits. This unique way of studying allows you to earn an academic and nationally recognised qualification as well as gain hands on learning experience within a professional and friendly workplace.

You will also complete an NVQ Level 3 in Engineering, as well as being trained to solder to internationally recognised standards.

This “hands-on” four year programme includes placements around the business in:

  • Printed electrical circuit Manufacturing
  • Cable manufacturing
  • Missile assembly
  • Missile integration
  • Missile test
  • Calibration and maintenance

As well as challenging placements you will have the opportunity to undertake developmental training:

  • An induction event that allows you the opportunity to interact with fellow new-starters, and integrate into the business
  • Two x 1 week-long residential courses in Wales to develop skills, such as team working, business communication, presentation and project management skills.
  • Two day career development workshop at the end of the scheme to assist you moving from an apprentice into the business.

You’ll be provided with formal advice and guidance throughout the scheme by HR, learning and development, managers across the business and a trained mentor.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Fully funded HNC in electrical engineering and NVQ Lv 3 in Engineering (with the possibility of a HND but only if this is required by the business)
  • On the job training and technical support
  • Fantastic opportunities to bring your technical knowledge to schools as a STEM ambassador
  • A range of personal development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days paid holiday plus all statutory and public holidays

What’s great about joining this team?

  • A breadth of experience and support available which include a buddy system to welcome you into MBDA, access to the mentoring scheme and regular informal meetings with other Early Careers Programme (ECP) members and managers.
  • You will be working in an assistive and collaborative open plan working environment and laboratories, aimed at aiding your learning and development.

What we are looking for from you

  • Candidates must have a minimum of five GCSEs including maths, English and science at grade 4 / C grade or above or 96 UCAS points if you have undertaken a BTEC or A-Levels and GCSE maths and English at Grade C / Level 4 or above
  • A willingness to learn and apply newly gained knowledge quickly and be confident in learning with a “can do” attitude.
  • To be capable of working as part of a team and individually.
  • Ability to balance workload between university and work commitments.

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

What you would get
£14,250 starting salary with an annual increase of up to £4,000 dependant on your performance in placements and university. Flexible working hours, paid overtime as required, 25 paid days holiday, a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, company bonus schemes and superb learning and development opportunities.

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 09/03/2019

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Closing date: 09/03/2019


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