Environmental Engineering Degree Apprenticeship 2021
Environmental Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (level 6), Stevenage
Environmental Engineering & Facilities (EE&F) provide MBDA with the ability to simulate real world mechanical and climatic environments (through vibration, shock, temperature, etc.). Our Environmental Engineers provide expertise throughout the product lifecycle and generate evidence to demonstrate that our products are safe, suitable for service and meet our customer's expectations.
Environmental Engineering apprentices work with our experienced professionals and world leading technical specialists in their field, to test our products and ensure that they can withstand the environments for where they will be used. MBDA exports products across the globe and the role of this team is pivotal to ensure that our systems can withstand these conditions and operate as needed, without fault or delay.
Witness, control and apply extreme climatic and mechanical environments, from simulating the extreme cold of artic conditions to the incredible temperatures induced by supersonic flight. From combined complex low pressure, high humidity and low temperature environments to multiple system 3D vibration simulation.
You'll see all aspects of Engineering from a mechanical perspective. Starting on more basic tasks, as you increase in confidence and your studies progress you'll get involved in more projects in an increasingly autonomous environment - but always with the support and guidance from world leading technical specialists in that area.
Through your placements you'll benefit from the breadth and depth of a diverse function - from Theory and Design, to Analysis and Application - you'll get to experience some incredibly niche areas! All whilst working in our bespoke facilities. You'll be taking your learning at University and applying it directly to your work. This is a truly outstanding chance to be hands on with advanced and sophisticated test hardware and equipment.
Structure of the programme
Our Mechanical Engineering degree apprenticeship within the Environmental Engineering Function, is a 4 year course where you will study towards a fully funded Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. You will study for this qualification on a minimum of one day release per week, at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.
During the remainder of the working week you will work within the Environmental Engineering department on rotational placements whilst earning a competitive salary.
Placements within Environmental Engineering include:
- Mechanical and Climatic Test
- Structural test
- Facility maintenance
- Data acquisition and analysis
- Project control
This opportunity is ideal for those with an interest in hands on engineering and a love of problem solving and maths.
Study on this programme will be a blend of virtual and face to face.
This role has specific qualification level and subject criteria - please make sure you carefully check your eligibility against this criteria as we cannot consider applications from anyone that does not meet the following requirements:
5 x GCSE qualifications at Grade 4 or higher, to include Maths, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering subject
In addition to:
120 UCAS points through A level qualifications to include Maths at minimum grade C, plus a Science, Technology or Engineering based subject OR an additional Maths qualification.
120 UCAS points through BTEC Level 3 extended Diploma in Engineering (equivalent to DDM) - including a Distinction in the Further Maths unit.
All graduates, undergraduates and apprentices at MBDA are required to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to their respective role. Some roles, may be reserved for UK nationals and certain categories of information may be restricted to UK nationals also. To gain suitable clearance individuals will need to have lived in UK for up to 5 years dependent on the level of clearance required.
Rewards and Benefits
You'll no doubt have seen all the information on our website about our comprehensive and customisable benefits package. For a reminder click here (please note that not all benefits are available to our summer placement and undergraduate students).
MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
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