Precision Measurement Technician - 2024

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

As a Level 3 Advanced Metrology Technician apprentice you are on the first step of a career pathway to Principal Quality Engineer at AWE. The apprenticeship is a 3-year course comprising of approximately 20% study and 80% workplace activity. Metrology is a vital skill to improve and verify the quality of products and components. It concerns all theoretical and practical aspects of measurement. You will apply the understanding of core measurement principles and practices to your role, which is, to interpret and practically apply these, within a production or trials environment. You will identif...

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  • GMFJ Reference
    239446
  • Wages
    £16,000 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    26/09/2023
  • Start Date
    12/08/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    3 years

  • Location
    Reading
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Metrology technician (ST0282)
  • Employer
    AWE

Description

Becoming a Metrology Technician may appeal to you if you enjoy:

  • Learning and applying your knowledge in the workplace
  • Performing practical tasks by following procedures
  • Being self-motivated and inquisitive.
  • Taking an analytical / mathematical approach to problem solving
  • Working with data; retrieving, analysing, interpreting, validating and recording
  • Making a difference by checking product quality

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: 239446)

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

  • An interest and ideally aptitude for engineering or technology
  • Good IT skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Health and safety aware
  • Effective at following instructions
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods

  • 4 GCSEs or equivalent (minimum accepted: English at Grade 4 (C), GCSE in Maths at Grade 5 (C/B), GCSE in relevant Science subject (Grade 5) and another GCSE Grade 4)
  • 1 ‘A’ Level or equivalent Grade C or above

The workplace activities will be a combination of placement in the Skills Academy and onsite rotation. You will develop your basic knowledge and core skills in the academy before progressing around AWE to apply your training. In addition to the vocational aspects of your training, you will further your knowledge of metrology through academic studies at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). You will study the ‘Metrology Technician Level 3’ course and on it’s successful completion you will be eligible for professional registration as either Registered Engineering Technician (EngTech) or Registered Science Technician (RSciTech).

Applicants must be aged 18 or over, as of 31st August 2024 due to security clearance requirements

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role. Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role.


AWE's ambition is to create workplaces where they 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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