Quality Inspector Apprenticeship at AWE

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Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Salary:
£10,000 - £11,999
Deadline:
11th January 2021
Role May Involve:
Engineering & Manufacturing

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Quality Inspector Apprenticeship

What if you could work on something that you cannot test, but cannot afford to fail? What if your job wasn’t your ordinary 9-5? What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear research weapons research and development. Contracted to the MOD, we have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique nuclear skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

The role:

As a Quality Inspector at AWE your role will include inspection of various mechanical and electrical components that are used within a production or trials environment. Working to process following written procedures or using your knowledge and experience to interpret requirements directly from drawings. These tasks may include the use of first principle measurements using a variety of hand instruments through to computer guided purpose made precision measurement equipment.

As a Quality apprentice you will initially be based within the onsite training facility, where you will develop your basic knowledge and core skills, before progressing on to the onsite aspect of your training. At this point you will now start to apply and further develop these core skills in a live working environment. In addition to the vocational aspects of your training, we will further your knowledge of quality through academic studies as your work towards the completion of your professional qualifications.

Becoming a Quality Inspector may appeal to you if you enjoy:

  • Understanding how mechanical and electrical assemblies work
  • Understanding how and why the physical properties of a product matter
  • Studying how components can be assessed, measured and reported
  • Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios
  • A practical application to find out about the things around you
  • Having a hands-on approach to problem solving

Entry requirements:

  • Preferably GCSE in Math and English at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
  • A practical aptitude for engineering or technology
  • PC literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Health and safety aware
  • Effective at following instructions
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods
  • Passion for your chosen profession (see comparable skills/interests)
  • Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios

Duration of training: 3 - 4 Years (varies depending on personal performance)

NOTE: If you currently hold a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering or similar, you should consider applying for a Degree level apprenticeship.

We recruit on a rolling basis which means as soon as our positions have been filled, we close our applications.

Successful candidates must be available to start on the Apprenticeship Programme in September 2021.

What we offer:

We offer our apprentices a starting salary of £11,000 as well as a market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight. Alongside these benefits you will get the opportunity to learn from some of the top leaders in their field whilst helping us to continue to deliver national nuclear security, threat reduction and counter-terrorism solutions.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas – if applicable.

About AWE

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.

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