Intermediate Apprentice Submarines Ancillary Manufacturing Support

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

Location Barrow


What you will be doing
Working safely at all times, complying with Health and Safety and other relevant regulations and guidelines, in accordance with training standards including mandatory SHE training.
During your apprenticeship you will gain many skills, you will also gain experience of working safely in accordance with operational requirements and associated Safe Systems of Work.

By the end of the apprenticeship you will obtain: Engineering Operative at Level 2


Specific activities could include
You will be delivering services and support activities to operational departments such as but not limited to:

  • Confined Spaces
  • Selection of correct material and equipment when setting up a confined space (extraction hose, Safety Air Monitor).
    Using hand held atmospheric monitors to measure the confined space prior to entry.
    Managing permit to work submissions on the confined space management system.
    Routine inspections of confined spaces throughout ship yard, including access and egress arrangements and correct lighting.
    Suspending any confined space that doesn’t meet the requirements.
    Examination of/and replacing extraction to the confined spaces to ensure it’s suitable.
    Understand and gain knowledge of gas concentrations.
    Working to the process and Risk assessments including safe systems of work.
    Managing calibrated equipment on a daily basis.
    Selects and prepares consumables, materials, components and equipment
    Checks the completed activity to ensure that all operations have been completed to meet the required specification.
    Temporary Protection
  • Select and prepare consumables, materials, components and equipment.
  • Assessing and measuring specific items to ensure that the protective equipment manufactured to templates, aligns with the size of the item to be protected.
  • Operating the sewing machine to construct the protection, then installing the protection onto the equipment.
  • Working to standards set out to ensure quality is maintained throughout build.
  • Using various hand tools to manufacture protection required to protect ships assets.
  • Using systems of protection within high value locations of the product.
  • Abiding by workmanship standards and risk assessments.


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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