As a Mechanical Machinist Apprentice you will predominantly be involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work, machining components from specialist materials. You will be required to set up, operate and adjust/edit equipment settings as applicable to the machine tool being used.
What does the Apprenticeship involve?
There are a variety of machines that are used to manufacture the components, ranging from manually operated machines such as lathes and milling machines to full CNC machines such as the Tornado (CNC lathe) and the Storm (CNC mill). Many skills can be gained including turning, threading, milling, tapping and boring as well as having the chance to be able to operate a CNC machine.
You will be required to measure and check the components being produced and make adjustments to the equipment/programme to ensure components meet the required specification. You will pay specific attention to tolerances which range from 0.5mm to as little as 0.02mm as you use many different measuring devices such as: micrometers, vernier callipers, slip gauges and screw thread gauges to measure the components and ensure the accuracy of the work produced.
Five GCSEs A*-C/ 4-9 including maths, English, science/technical subject.
Overview of business unit
Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.
The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.
Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.
We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
Security / export control
Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.
Working with us
At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.
We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.