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Apprentice Manufacturing Engineer - Guildford - September 2024

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Guildford, United Kingdom
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

Job Details

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

Manufacturing Engineering Level 4 Apprenticeship

Start Date : September 2024

Location: Guildford

Here at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we are committed to helping governments, organisations and society navigate digital threats and opportunities. Whether it’s leveraging data to digitally transform operations or securing organisations and nations from cyber threats, we combine our unrivalled security and engineering heritage to help our clients navigate the data-reliant digital landscape.

As the cyber and intelligence arm of BAE Systems, we employ over 4,500 people across 16 countries in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East. With our distinguished heritage, we relish the opportunity to transform digital and data practices, defence, intelligence, security and society for government agencies, law enforcement, financial services, and critical infrastructure.

We’re recruiting diverse teams of driven individuals, who share our passion for technology and mission to protect the connected world. Our Apprenticeship Programmes vary from one to three years and will give you the chance to earn while you learn, gain industry recognised qualifications and valuable experience working on real world problems, with subject matter experts.

Role Profile

You will join our Manufacturing Engineering team, which provides the electronics production capability that underpins much of our cyber security business. You will work hands-on with a wide variety of electronic products, providing you with the experience and knowledge of the full product lifecycle, including prototyping, productionisation, full production, customer deployment and support.

This is a technical and hands-on role. You will work directly with hardware products that protect and maintain the security of the UK and its allies.

The focus of the Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme is on the development of the individual. In addition to the on the job training, you’ll be working towards a Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship qualification. This Apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge and skills that you’ll need to be a competent Manufacturing Engineer.

You’ll learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience.

Throughout this programme, you will be developed, trained and coached in skills and competencies that will help you become a successful Manufacturing Engineer.

You will be part of our Future Talent community, networking with other learners around the business, attending social events and getting involved in wider development opportunities.

Who are we looking for?

Firstly, a genuine passion for technology and engineering is essential, as it forms the foundation of our work. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, will also stand you in good stead to ensure seamless collaboration and knowledge exchange. In the role, you will be expected to work well as part of a team, so interpersonal and collaborative skills are key. A self-starting attitude, coupled with the motivation to put in hard work, will lead to success within the programme. Moreover, adaptability, flexibility, and the desire to learn more are essential attributes we are looking for in the ideal candidate, considering the ever-evolving nature of our field.

What is in it for you?

•Work-life balance is important; you’ll get 25 days holiday a year and, via our flexible benefits package the option to buy/sell and carry over from the year before
•Our flexible benefits package includes; private medical and dental insurance, a competitive pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, taste cards and more
• Right from the start, you’ll be assigned a buddy to help you find your feet as well as your very own career mentor; someone who is experienced and will help guide you through the early stages of your career. You’ll also have the support of a friendly, close-knit community.
•You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups. These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and wellbeing.
•£18,000 starting salary, rising over the course of the programme
• Higher Education opportunity fully funded

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme, you’ll require the following:

  • A minimum of 96 UCAS points gained via STEM A-Level qualifications or equivalent (Eg. BTEC)
  • 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C / Level 4-9, including Mathematics, English and ICT.
  • Relevant prior experience may also be considered as an alternative to the above qualifications.

Security Clearance

Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Due to the nature of our work, successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government SC clearance prior to starting with us.

What are the next steps?

• CV submission & review
• Digital assessment
• Live Interview

Our Apprentice programmes aren’t just based on academic achievements - practical skills such as a natural aptitude for understanding technical information, good communication skills and a willingness to work and learn are also valuable. So why not come and join us, and be part of our friendly, collaborative culture - where everyone makes their mark.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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