Practical Technician Apprentice

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1316458561-2
  • Date Posted: 7 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Ultra Maritime
  • Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Cyber Security, Engineering, Manufacturing, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Unleash the Power of Multi-Mission Excellence: Safeguarding the Seas for the World's Navies.

Step into a world where cutting-edge technology meets unparalleled expertise. Ultra Maritime pioneers delivering multi-mission solutions that protect and empower the naval forces worldwide. With our extensive portfolio of capabilities, our innovations are utilised on naval fleets across our allied navies around the globe.

As the maritime and underwater battlespace evolves, we tirelessly push the boundaries to develop advanced specialist systems that provide our 'five-eyes' Defence customers with an unbeatable warfighting edge. From surface vessels to sub-surface operations and unmanned platforms, we are revolutionizing the way naval missions are executed.

We thrive on collaboration and partnering with our customers to ensure mission success. Our expert solutions encompass an array of game-changing technologies, including state-of-the-art sonar, radar, expendables, signature management, and naval power systems.

Join us in shaping the future of naval warfare and together, we will safeguard the seas and empower navies worldwide!

Flexible Working

At Ultra Maritime, we understand that your personal life is just as important as your professional one. That's why we support and promote flexible working arrangements where possible. Whether you prefer a hybrid model, working remotely, or the structure of being on-site, we will support you as best as we can. Embrace the freedom to shape your work hours according to your needs, whether it's part-time, compressed hours, or a unique arrangement that suits your lifestyle.

Rugeley embraces flexibility by offering adaptable start and finish times, empowering you to find the perfect balance between your professional and personal commitments. Bid farewell to rigid schedules and embrace the freedom to design your workday around your unique needs.

It's the 'innovating' and 'empowering' values that we ASPIRE to be. We welcome the challenge to work in new ways and have trust in you when getting the job done because we recognise, our business is our people.

Job Description

Ultra Maritime SMaP UK based in Rugeley, Staffordshire is looking to recruit x 3 Practical Technician Apprentices to work within assembly, test and inspection areas.

The apprentices will receive practical hands on experience where they will be trained to read technical design drawings and circuit diagrams that will ultimately lead to the apprentice being able to assemble, wire or test electronic control cubicles systems and sub assemblies.A typical build can often take up to several months from start to finish.

The apprentices will begin with the basics and gradually increase their knowledge and capability as they progress through the apprentice competency matrix.

The successful candidates will be self motivated and eager to learn. In return SMaP UK can offer a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop within an established engineering company.

Desired Skills

Qualifications required to enrol onto the college course: Minimum 4 GCSE's Level 4 / Grade C including Maths and English.

Qualifications aside we would like to see an expressed interest and evidence that you have a genuine desire to gain a practical and theoretical understanding of electrical engineering. Therefore, if you enjoy fixing your bike, helping service cars or have a passion for model planes, cars or have even played around with the workings of drone, then this could be the right career path for you.

What can you expect in return

In your first year you will gain strong practical skills, you will use these on a daily basis whilst working on our products. You will work as part of a close knit team who will support you as your skills and confidence mature. You will attend college 2-3 days a week and will have on hand experienced engineers who you can lean on to support you to achieve the best results during your college studies.

Personal attributes
  • Flexibility, motivation and commitment
  • Minimum 4 GCSE's (or equivalent) to include Maths and English to Grade C/ 4 or above
  • A willingness to learn
  • Mature outlook with common sense is essential
  • Candidate must be able to achieve relevant vetting level required for the role.
Note: Interviews/Assessments will take place mid - late May 2024

Relocation Support

Attracting high-level talent and people that can add value and expertise, is vital to our success. Attracting and retaining brilliant people is imperative so that's why we search across the UK for talent. We offer financial support to candidates that are considering relocating; this is considered on a case-by-case basis per role and subject to HMRC guidelines.

Nationality Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to obtain the relevant security clearance required for the role, due to the nature of the programmes we deliver for our customers.

Diverse & Inclusive Employer

Ultra Maritime is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity, inclusion, equity and equality. Underpinned by our values, behaviours, and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be your best and authentic self.

We promote a workplace that welcomes people from all backgrounds and cultures; believing that this will increase our diversity of thinking, and ultimately ensure we continue delivering on our commitments to our customers.

We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and welcome applications from all candidates.