Mechanical Design Engineer Apprentice

  • Company: Collins Aerospace
  • Location: Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TB
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: £12,980.00 per year
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Ref: VAC-13285
  • Application Deadline Date: 09/06/2024
  • Start Date: 12/08/2024
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: Monday to Friday typically 8.30am to 5.00pm but the hours are flexible

Brief Description

Do you have a passion for aerospace engineering? Collins Aerospace in Leighton Buzzard are looking for four apprentices to join their team. This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of the design process using various different materials, which are tested to ensure high quality planes.

Qualifications Required

To be considered for this role you will need to have GCSE grades 9-4 (A*- C) in English and maths or equivalent.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for this vacancy but are still interested in an apprenticeship, please contact our dedicated Apprenticeship Recruitment Team who can discuss this with you further - or 01536 413508

Personal Qualities

Interest in Engineering, Design and project management
Organised and methodical
Team player
Remain calm under pressure

Skills Required

Good communication skills
Good maths and science skills
Good IT skills

Training to be Provided

Level 3 Engineering Technician - Technical Support - Mechanical Pathway
Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths if required

Future Prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, the company will look to migrate you into a full time position within the business depending on your skill sets.

Vacancy Detail

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities and expertise to solve customers’ toughest problems and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. They are currently on the lookout for Mechanical Design Engineer Apprentices to join the team in Leighton Buzzard as part of the Cabin Products, Interior – A350 Galleys for Commercial Airlines.

Could this be you?

This is what you will be doing in the role:

Conduct detailed Design Work, Assembly Layout, Systems Engineering, Configuration Control, creation of Drawings, technical support and other related responsibilities.

Formulate designs for component parts and assemblies for products.

Make layout assemblies and detail parts of devices, mechanism, structures, and products to be used in engineering designs.

Investigate pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials and equipment, interchangeability, replace ability, strength-weight efficiency, and contractual specification requirements and cost, to assess feasibility for production and ensure designed products achieve quality standards and business objectives of the organisation.

Develop basic data, and make preliminary layouts, prepare sketches and complete detail and layout drawings, under direct supervision, to be checked for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specification, and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning.

Conduct analysis to develop design options or recommendations for structures, systems and components.

Support the Engineering Design team delivering any given projects on time, on budget and on quality.

Other Information

Candidates must carry out an initial interview with a member of Bedford College.

Only candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.

College attendance will be at the Leighton Buzzard campus or Bedford College campus.

39 working hours a week:
Monday to Thursday core hours: 09:00 – 16:30
Monday to Thursday Flexi Hours: 07:30 – 18:00

Friday core hours: 09:00 – 12:30
Friday Flexi Hours: 07:30 – 14:00

25 days Annual Leave & Public Holidays
Fantastic pension scheme with Employer Contribution
Group Income Protection
Private Medical Care
Critical illness cover
Flexible benefits programme (buy & sell holiday allowance, discounted gym memberships, cycle to work scheme, Healthcare cash plan)

Ready to start your adventure?