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Vacancy - Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

Nammo Westcott designs, manufactures and tests a range of chemical thrusters (small rockets) which are used to propel satellites into position either in the Earth’s orbit or for deep-space missions to other planets and is looking for a Mechanical Apprentice in Westcott, Buckinghamshire.

Closing date

31 Jul 2019

Apprenticeship summary

  • Working week
    • 37 hours a week 8:00 am until 16:45pm Monday to Thursday Friday 8:00 am until 12:00pm
    • Total hours per week: 37.00
  • Weekly wage

Competitive salary

  • Expected duration

4 years

  • Possible start date

02 Sep 2019

  • Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Positions

1 available

Vacancy description

The successful candidate will be taken on as a full-time employee of Nammo starting September 2019 .The chosen apprentice will then work at Westcott under the guidance of the Manufacturing Manager.

Our aim is to produce a very highly skilled Mechanical Engineer with expertise in:

  • precision turning
  • milling
  • micro drilling using both manual and CNC machinery.

The components you will create, will primarily be manufactured in titanium, stainless steel or super alloys, they must be manufactured to an extremely high standard. You will learn how to carefully produce work to the tightest possible tolerances. We will teach you how to overcome extremely demanding engineering challenges and produce the necessary tooling to help you do so.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are looking for an individual who has the following baseline attributes: hard working, self-motivated, team working attitude, attention to detail, manual and intellectual dexterity.

Personal qualities

We will want you to take a strong interest in our space thruster business and develop into a highly valued member of our multi-skilled team. In return we will provide you with a demanding but friendly team working environment which offers encouragement and tuition in every aspect of your work.

Desired qualifications

A minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at grade 5 and above including English, Science and Maths.

Future prospects

We would hope that your career develops with our company and that you will find the work constantly interesting and challenging


About the employer

Employer

NAMMO WESTCOTT LTD

https://www.nammo.com/

Disability Confident

Employer is not registered as Disability Confident

Description

Nammo Westcott  designs, manufactures and tests a range of chemical thrusters (small rockets) which are used to propel satellites into position either in the Earth’s orbit or for deep-space missions to other planets. The company also makes less powerful thrusters that control the satellite’s attitude/position during its 15 year orbit life.

The company is the UK’s only space chemical rocket thruster manufacturer and has a long history of success with many hundreds of units in use, the team has approx 30 experienced people based at Westcott which covers every aspect of space thruster engineering and production.

Address

Westcott Venture Park Building 4

Aylesbury

HP18 0NZ


Employer's application instructions

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Training provider

Training to be provided

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship delivered over 4 years.  First year basic training and subsequent years spent in company following company training plan.  To reflect the Standard / Framework requirements.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering Technician

Training provider

ENGINEERING TRUST TRAINING LIMITED

Contact

  • Yvette Garcia-Mier
  • 01993882008
  • y.garcia-mier@theengineeringtrust.org