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Apprenticeships in Hastings

Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programme

We are offering two apprenticeship programmes based around manufacturing at our Hastings site in East Sussex.
Our programmes in Hastings will give you experience in the fields of manufacturing engineering and electronics, as well as gaining a wider understanding of business activities at General Dynamics UK and its wider programmes. You will attend Sussex Coast College to gain your qualification in one of the following:

Higher Apprenticeship: Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Level 4

Engineering Manufacture: Electrical and Electronic Engineering – Level 3

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering – Level 3

Performing Engineering Operations – Level 2

What to expect:

  • Development and understanding of basic engineering and manufacturing principles
  • Practical experience
  • Support from experienced training professionals to ensure you achieve your academic potential
  • Support and guidance from engineering managers and mentors
  • Dedicated HR advisor
  • Support and exposure within further education – time to attend college is provided and supported

Apprenticeships in Wales

Engineering Apprenticeship Programme – Oakdale

Our engineering apprenticeship programme in Oakdale, South Wales will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the fields of general engineering.
Acting in partnership with a local training provider, Newport and District Group Training Association (NDGTA), we have developed a four-year programme where you will work towards: NVQ (Level 3) and BTEC HNC qualifications.

What to expect:

  • Experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Experience in systems engineering
  • Experience in software engineering
  • Experience in hardware and support engineering
  • Involvement in wider business activities and projects
  • Support of experienced training professionals to ensure you achieve your academic potential
  • Dedicated HR advisor to support your development and provide business guidance
  • Support and guidance of engineering managers and mentors
  • Practical engineering experience as well as supported time to attend college on a combination of block and day-release

Manufacturing And Mechanical Apprenticeship Programme – Merthyr Tydfil

We are offering two manufacturing apprenticeship programmes at our facility in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

The two apprenticeships on offer will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the fields of manufacturing, mechanical and electronics engineering, as well as gaining a wider understanding of business activities and projects that General Dynamics UK is involved with.

Acting in partnership with Merthyr Tydfil College we have developed the following apprenticeship programmes:

  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering – NVQ Level 3 and Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualification (four-year programme)
  • Maintenance Engineering – NVQ Level 3 and Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualifications (four-year programme)
  • Engineering Technical Support – NVQ Level 3 and Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualification
  • Mechanical Fitter / Craft – NVQ Level 3 and BTEC National Level 3 Diploma

What to expect:

  • Experience working within manufacturing, mechanical and electronics engineering
  • Support and exposure within further education – time to attend college is provided and supported
  • Development and understanding of basic engineering and manufacturing principles
  • Support from experienced training professionals to ensure you achieve your academic potential
  • Support and guidance from engineering managers and mentors
  • Dedicated HR advisor
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