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Engineering Degree Apprentice

  • GE Aviation
  • Entry-Level
  • Posted 1/9/2018 4:49:55 AM
  • 3017450
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Avionics & Digital Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham

About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

It is not about your career… it is not about your job title… it is about who you are…. It is about the impact you are going to make on the world. You want to go into uncharted waters… do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better. GE has been doing that for decades! We will continue to do so! We are the world’s digital industrial company.

At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you!

Role Summary:
The GE Aviation Systems Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is an IET Approved Scheme for people with passion for technology, dedication to technical excellence and who feel a connection to GE's core values. The programme is designed as an alternative to full-time University. Allowing you to achieve an Engineering Degree whilst gaining experience on a variety of live Avionics projects and accelerating your professional development through challenging additional assignments.

Essential Responsibilities:
This is an exceptional Engineering Degree Apprentice Programme, having been established in 2009, and provides continued study with experience of exciting Avionics Projects. Exposing you to all areas of a world leading global organization, you will have the opportunity to see, first-hand, how ideas come to life.

Engineering Degree Apprentices benefit from GE’s global breadth by working alongside project teams across the world.
The Engineering Degree Apprentice Programme is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself in an encouraging, harmonious environment, while gaining hands on experience of some of the most advanced engineering challenges in the world today.

The programme consists of:

APPRENTICE LEVEL 6 (Years 1 - 5)

  • NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO)
  • Institute of Leadership & Management Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management
  • Professional Registration as IET Engineering Technician (EngTech)
  • 6 month rotations within our engineering teams to gain skills and experience through working in live Avionics projects in Years 2 & 3
  • Longer rotations, within a specific engineering discipline, within our engineering teams to continue development of engineering skills and experience in Years 4 & 5
  • Residential courses to improve your Professional Development Skills, including presentations, collaboration and leadership skills, as well as your business insight
  • Enrolment to the GE Gold Development Award scheme
  • Support from Technical and Pastoral Mentors
  • Numerous opportunities to participate in enrichment activities, local schools' engagement, the GE Apprentice network and various external events such as the Cheltenham Science Festival, Imagineering, Go4SET, GirlsGetSET and the K'Nex Challenge
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic & Computer Engineering

Beyond Year 5:

  • Aviation Appreciation Course (Ground School & Flight Training)
  • Professional Registration as IET Incorporated Engineer (IEng)

APPRENTICE LEVEL 7 (Years 5 - 7)

  • The option to continue to a bespoke MSc in Digital Electronics Systems Engineering
  • A full-time engineering role in one of our key avionics projects
  • Progression towards Professional Registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the IET

On completion, you will have the skills and experience required for future positions across our engineering functions, including:
Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Hardware & Test Systems and In-Service Product Support allowing you the scope to grow your career in a variety of directions.

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This posting is for our September 2018 Apprentice intake, and Assessment Centres will take place during Jan/Feb/Mar 2018. If you are successful in getting through the initial CV screening, you will be invited to take an online, on-demand, interview. Invitations for online interviews will be issued via email.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS points via:

  • Three A-levels at grade C or above - one of which must be Maths, plus another STEM-based subject such as Physics/Electronics/Computing or similar, or,
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering at grade MMM or above, or equivalent qualification with appropriate Maths component

You will also need to demonstrate:

  • An analytic, collaborative approach to problem-solving
  • Dedication to a career in technology and a genuine passion for engineering
  • Pro-activity and enthusiasm
  • Positive team-working skills
  • Problem-solving and solution-building skills
  • Commitment to Personal Development and Community Volunteering
  • An awareness of GE Aviation Systems business and products

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:
Additional consideration will be given if you are able to demonstrate:

  • GE Work Experience and/or participation in one of our Educational Strategy schemes (GirlsGetSET, Cheltenham Science Festival, K’Nex Challenge, Schools STEM Awards, Imagineering, Go4SET, etc.)

Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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