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We are a large and diverse company with lots of opportunities for progression. Many of our apprentices stay with us and go on to have successful careers. In fact, much of our workforce started out as an apprentice - including some people who are in senior management positions.
This is a three-year apprenticeship (minimum) that will train you to become expert in the construction of modern steel warships. You can expect a common basic training programme to be delivered in year one where a heavy emphasis will be placed on attending college and working in our on-site Skills Centres. Years two and three are more focused on vocational training with placements delivered across our build projects. This critical shop-floor experience during years two and three will be supplemented by one day per week spent at college.
This role will commence in August 2018.
This apprenticeship that will train you to work on the outfitting of ships in construction and during re-fit. You'll join the Naval Ships business area - the team that designs, builds and delivers complex warships and combat systems. You will spend a typical day learning to use different types of welding and fabrication techniques and understanding how to move, align and manipulate large steel structures.
As an Apprentice Steelworker, the first year of your training will involve undertaking a Fabrication and Welding qualification delivered at SCQF Level 5. Once your first year of training is complete, you will specialise in one of the following steelwork disciplines for the remainder of your apprenticeship:
• Fabricator (Plater)
• Fabricator (Shipwright)
• Sheet Metal Worker
In all of our Steelwork disciplines you’ll learn how to use machines safely, to work in confined conditions, at height and to be aware of Health and Safety in the workplace.
A typical apprenticeship will see you gain the following qualifications:
Year 1: Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) S/NVQ Level 2 & Core Skills
Year 2: National (or Higher National) Certificate
Year 3: National (or Higher National) Certificate and an S/NVQ 3 in your chosen trade discipline leading to an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Certificate
To apply as a Steelworker you’ll require five Standard Grades at Level 4 or above (or National 4s) including English, Maths and a Science or Craft/Technical subject (or equivalent qualifications).
Applicants will be expected to be medically fit as deemed necessary to perform the role, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.