Apprentice - Operations - 2024

  • AWE
  • Reading, West Berkshire
  • £16000 per annum

An Operations Apprentice role at AWE will give you your first steps to a career in a diverse and unique environment, involving Manufacturing, Science, and Engineering and other key areas of the business. This would suit candidates that are looking for a new career where a keen eye and Precision is a fundamental requirement

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  • GMFJ Reference
    239420
  • Wages
    £16,000 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    26/09/2023
  • Start Date
    12/08/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    18 months

  • Location
    Reading
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    AWE

Description

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As an Operations Apprentice you will be key to providing manufacturing and assemble capabilities to the defence and security of the United Kingdom, you will deliver hands on production and process operations in highly regulated and safety conscious working environment.

These roles can be physically demanding, you will be required to pass a medical for general fitness and suitability to work with our unique materials, one key requirement is to have a BMI of under 35, this is a legal requirement for wearing respiratory protection

The role requires flexibility to move around the business and between AWE sites, the main two being Tadley and Burghfield, to achieve this we have different working patterns that you may be required to switch between.

Role closures will occur on 3rd March or when the role is filled, apply now for the best chance of success.

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 239420)

Company website : https://www.awe.co.uk/careers/early-careers/apprenticeships/

  • 2 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above in Maths and English (plus Science desirable).
  • Age: Applicants must be aged 16 or over, as of 31st August 2024 due to security clearance requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for operating safely and complying with all local relevant facility safety, operating and company procedures.
  • Reporting any malfunctions, abnormal conditions or issues.
  • Support and participate in continuous improvement activities.
  • Carry out 6s activities in line with business area requirements.
  • Adopt a ‘See It, Own It, Solve It’ mind-set, by identifying obstacles to success and taking ownership to find solutions to those problems.
  • Complete practical and assessment tasks to specified standards, re-working where required including maintenance of own equipment and storage management as appropriate
  • Attend college or other educational sites as required on a flexible attendance/timings basis to attain the apprenticeship framework
  • Complete written assignments, key and apprenticeship documentation to time and quality required
  • Flexibility to move between areas as required to complete rotational training in each area
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks or projects when requested
  • The company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs

Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role.

These roles are governed by Health and Safety at Work Regulations and require all candidates to have an Occupational Health pre-employment medical held at AWE which follows the initial selection process.

All 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.


AWE's ambition is to create workplaces where we recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and their employees feel able to be themselves at work. They strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants. Any inclusion information you provide will be used to encourage and support you through the application process and will be held only for this purpose in accordance with GDPR.

Opportunities with AWE

What if one could work on something that couldn't be tested but could not afford to fail? Imagine spending years on a submarine, launching it into outer space where temperatures plummet to below -250°C, and having it hurtle through the atmosphere, heating up and shaking, yet it must still function. Such a challenge awaits the world-class team at AWE. The work they undertake is truly unique, just like the individuals who comprise their ranks. AWE boasts some of the best talent in the business, and its people are undoubtedly its most cherished asset. They tirelessly strive to attract, motivate, develop, and retain top-notch talent, ensuring their team possesses the necessary skills for the future.

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