Intermediate Apprentice Submarines Ancillary Lifting

Location Barrow

Salary We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.


What you will be doing
During your apprenticeship you will complete practical training in a real working environment and will gain underpinning knowledge through classroom activities in college and our Submarines Academy for Skills and Knowledge. On the job you will work in one of our heavy industrial manufacturing operational facilities with qualified slingers and crane operators applying the skills and knowledge gained in the Submarines Academy for Skills and Knowledge.

Specific activities could include:

Carrying out pre-use checks on all lifting equipment and accessories to be used ensuring they are serviceable & appropriate for lifting & moving task
Identify & recording damaged equipment
Ensuring the heavy and bulky lifting equipment and accessories are collected from stores and available at the lifting location which may be up several scaffold levels and many times per shift
Safely using all lifting equipment & accessories in accordance with manufacturer’s guidance and the lift plan
Establishing weights & characteristics of the load to be moved using mathematical techniques & formula related to calculating slinging methods and angles and the weight / centre of gravity of the load
Positioning of moving & lifting equipment and loads using portable lifting equipment and / or cranes
Moving loads ranging in weight from a few kilograms to large submarine sections weighing hundreds of tonnes in large manufacturing facilities or within the closed restricted space of the submarine
All the duties will be under the supervision of experienced slingers and crane operators. You will also gain experience of working safely in accordance with operational requirements and associated Safe Systems of Work.
Teamwork and communication skills are essential in these roles as liaising with other trade groups will be required when working.


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.


Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. A career here means using your passion and ingenuity to defend national security with breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions. It’s rewarding work that truly makes a difference. And as you tackle critical projects, you’ll work alongside a supportive team – driven by a shared ambition to protect what really matters. At BAE Systems, you’ll find an extraordinary career where you can realize your true potential.


Why BAE Systems?
This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under represented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.
We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.
We also provide the opportunity to get involved in projects outside of your primary remit. We encourage you to seek a stretch project in which you’ll gain different experiences. With our huge portfolio of products and our multinational presence, there are opportunities to get involved in something different around every corner. Additionally, we encourage involvement in community projects, STEM initiatives and support groups (called employee resource groups) which all provide valuable learning and development experiences that you may not have access to in your day-to-day role. To ensure we retain our talented people, we offer a blend of sponsorship, additional support in career development planning and a portfolio of high potential development programmes.
Our mission is to build a strong, diverse, adaptable, and high performing work force that will develop and grow our future business. We believe that everyone has talent, and at the heart of our talent management approach our ambition is to be recognised as the UK’s top employer in the defence and security sector for valuing diversity and inclusion.


Export Control / Security
Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.


Qualification requirements
3 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at A* – E / 9-3 including Maths & English

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