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Electrical Engineering (Level 4) apprenticeship

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AWE has a large and diverse portfolio of facilities and equipment across its sites at various stages of their life cycle, there are a wide range of roles that our level 4 apprentices can develop into working in one of the following areas: Utilities, Operations Engineering, Design Engineering, Construction and Commissioning. The group is responsible for a range of activities such as designing engineering solutions, commissioning new equipment, ensuring that facilities remain operational and maintaining utilities, The aim of the Level 4 apprentice is to take up a role in one of these areas with a Electrical Engineering bias.

What does a typical day look like?

As an Electrical Engineering apprentice you will learn the basics of electrical theory, cabling and fault finding through lectures and you will also learn how to troubleshoot and maintain various pieces of industrial equipment through practical workshop projects.  After you have learned the essential skills of maintenance and relevant installation techniques you will move through a range of professional engineering placements across the business to learn about the engineering lifecycle (Design, Construction, Commissioning, Operations, Utilities). After your placements are complete and subject to the business need and your career aspirations, your final role placement will be selected and you will complete your training as a professional engineer in this area.

Comparable skills/interests

Electrical Engineering may appeal to you if you enjoy:
• Understanding how things work
• Problem solving
• Working with Electrical Systems (Home electrical maintenance, changing sockets/light fittings, vehicle electrical systems, charging devices and battery systems)
• Interest in learning / applying practical skills
• Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios

Skills required

You'll need to demonstrate:
•  A practical aptitude for engineering / technology
• Computer literacy (PC)
• Excellent team working skills 
• Good communication skills
• Awareness of health and safety
• The ability to follow instructions
• The ability to concentrate for long periods
• A real passion for this type of work 

Entry requirements

• 2 A levels (preferred) or 5 GCSEs at C (or equivalent) and above, 2 of which must be Math & English.
• Ideal if you have previously achieved a level 3 BTEC.

Qualifications achieved during your apprenticeship

• HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Technical certificate)
• Level 4 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
• Level 2 English, Maths & ICT (Functional Skills) – If required
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)
• Process Safety Awareness Certificate

Duration of apprenticeship: 4 years

Starting salary: £10,500

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