Jacobs Apprentice Mechanical Engineer (Level 3) in Birchwood, United Kingdom
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At Jacobs, we solve the most important problems, the ones for the real world – making life simpler and more seamless along the way.
We are excited to be looking for an Apprentice Mechanical Engineer based in Warrington! You will work towards achieving a Level 3 qualification.
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About the role:
As a Mechanical Design Apprentice, you will join a four-year programme which focuses on the skills needed to be a fully qualified Mechanical Design Engineer.
In the fullness of time you will progress to be a subject matter expert in your field and provide independent advice to our customers.
We expect you to be committed and work to the best of your abilities throughout the apprenticeship programme, both in your studies and in the workplace. In return the work will be interesting and varied, with opportunities to develop both your practical technical and computer-based design skills.
Jacobs’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.
Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Manchester, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.
Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.
What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
You will need a minimum five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above (or equivalent). This includes Maths and English plus 2 other of either science, technical or engineering subjects
Eagerness to work and develop your career as an apprentice designer in the nuclear industry
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK
A full UK driving license is preferred.
Desirable Skills & Characteristics:
You should be able to demonstrate that you are:
- A well-mannered and professional individual with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Proactive in nature who takes pride in ‘getting things done’ to a high standard.
Jacobs require innovation, whether that be technology enabled or not, it requires us to use our ‘Essential Skills’ as well as our technical skills and experiences to positively disrupt and innovate.
It will be our Curiosity , Innovative thinking and Adaptability that allows us to embrace change, it will be our Empathy and Listening capability that allow us to truly understand our client’s requirements.
As we learn to automate some of the activities it will be these ‘Essentials’ that will allow us to offer competitive advantage over our clients and prepare us for the future. We believe that ‘The Essentials’ are the foundation for all of us, to equip us with not just the human skills that allow us to embrace change and bring world class innovation to our clients but also that allow us to explore and shape diverse and creative career opportunities in Jacobs.
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