Apprentice Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Employer Johnson Controls
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Manchester
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 23/02/2021

What you will do  

 An apprenticeship with us will see you building new skills, while applying your knowledge to real-world live projects. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore your potential and you’ll enjoy full support from your line manager and an assigned mentor. You will be required to ensure that you adhere to safe working practices and also be able to take instructions and act upon them in a prompt and professional manner. We are offering a full-time permanent Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme for talented people. This is a genuine alternative to university for people who have a passion for engineering and who want to launch their career with us. The apprenticeship will combine on-the-job work experience, with time at college to achieve a level 3 Diploma. 

How you will do it  

You will learn about fixed firefighting systems, water, foam and gaseous on both commercial and military ships. You will gain knowledge in Naval rules and regulations to provide guidance in designing systems. You will develop hands on basic mechanical training ‘on the tools’ at a local college. You will have the opportunity to gain higher education qualifications in Engineering Studies, ONC and with possible options to HNC and HND after completion of apprenticeship. You will develop computer aided design (CAD) skills to produce mechanical drawings. There will be opportunities to attend site facilities in the UK to see first-hand how the systems are installed, tested and commissioned.  You will have the opportunity for further development after the apprenticeship has finished. 

The successful apprentice will enrol on to the Advanced Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Level 3 Apprenticeship.  The apprenticeship is 3 years in duration during which you will be trained how to produce engineering designs and drawings for Fire Safety Systems used in Marine and Navy Vessels. You will attend college on a day release basis.  

What we look for

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s including Maths, English, Science and a technical subject at grade 9-4 (A-C in old grading system) or level 2 equivalent.
Enthusiasm to learn and an interest in problem solving
Good IT skills
Excellent communication skills
Driving license or Learner license
Ability to work both independently and as a team player
Although no engineering experience is required, candidates must show an interest in engineering

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