Published November 29, 2021
About the event
This insight event from BAE Systems will introduce you to the exciting world of craft engineering, providing you with the opportunity to learn more about our company, gain hands on experience, and visit their sites. You’ll also get to meet current craft engineering apprentices who will provide insights into their role and share their experience.
Taking place over 4 days throughout January & February 2022, places on the programme are limited.
The Women in Craft Engineering programme is aimed primarily at female candidates seeking insight into a career in a Craft/Workshop environment. Registration closes 6 December 2021. All applications will be reviewed, and you will receive an outcome decision via email by 17 December 2021.
Following the insight experience, you could be offered a full time position on our Advanced Craft Engineering Apprenticeship, starting in autumn 2022.
Opportunities are available at:
- Barrow in Furness
- Portsmouth (nearest to Salisbury)
- Radway Green
Applicants need to have either achieved five GCSEs 4-9/A*-C (or equivalent) including Maths, English and a Science OR be on track to achieve five GCSEs 4-9/A*-C including Maths, English and a Science by September 2022.
About Craft Engineering
BAE Systems’ Craft Engineers work in manufacturing environments using tools and machinery to safely carry out a range of tasks on complex products like submarines, surface naval ships, munitions, or aircraft. They have many different trade disciplines to choose from, including fabricator, welder, mechanical fitter, electrician, sheet metal worker, pipeworker, aircraft fitter and machinists.
If I was then offered an Apprenticeship, what would this involve?
Craft Engineering apprenticeships generally take three and a half years to complete. You’ll usually spend the first year in full-time training, learning core skills, before moving into a site placement within a specialist engineering team.
Click here to find out more on the BAE Systems website.