Engineering Apprentice – Configuration and Data Management

Raytheon U.K.
Harlow, Essex
03 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019

Summary of Role

Raytheon UK are currently looking for motivated and hardworking individuals to join us in a Higher Apprenticeship scheme, covering various aspects of Engineering. As an Apprentice Engineer within Raytheon, you will be in a permanent role, working alongside engineers from diverse backgrounds covering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and production engineering. As such, this particular role is suitable for someone looking to develop and grow their knowledge in engineering.

Main Duties

There are a number of disciplines within engineering, all of which have an important role to play in the design, development and maintenance of technology solutions and products. It is critical that, during all phases of a programme or a product, the build of hardware and supporting documentation is known and recorded. This configuration and data management underpins product integrity and is, therefore, a key engineering discipline.

The main responsibilities within this role will see you administer, maintain and support the various business areas, with particular focus on Configuration and Data Management. This will include planning, development, establishment and maintenance of hardware, software assets and other artefacts including documentation across a multitude of new and legacy systems. You can expect to expand any engineering knowledge that you already possess by becoming an exponent in the use of appropriate techniques and using corporate tools in the control of a wide range Company Assets.

The role offers the successful candidate the opportunity, through specific training and on-the-job experience, to develop a career in a global engineering company.

Candidate Requirements

We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about learning and developing a successful career within Engineering and Configuration and Data Management in particular. To be considered you will require:

  • Five or more GCSEs Grade 4 or above which include Maths, English and a Science subject.
  • Two or more A Levels or equivalent in STEM subjects at Grade C or above.
  • Good general office skills including MS Office (Word, Excel etc.).
  • You will need to be self-motivated, be a team player and enjoy a challenge.

About Raytheon

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + statutory holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37 hour working week with an early finish Friday. Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow and Glenrothes sites with free snacks and drinks (hot and cold) available at others


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), D&I counsel and Reservist Network which all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate in.

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