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Dowty, Laboratory Technician Apprentice

  • GE Aviation - 500 jobs
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Gloucestershire, England

Job Description Summary Are you interested in STEM, aviation or engineering? Dowty Propellers is a world-leader in propeller manufacturing for aircraft and hovercraft. A Dowty Propellers Laboratory Technician apprenticeship will give you a wide-ranging experience from testing chemicals and materials used in propeller manufacturing, to developing new techniques for analysing new materials for future products.

Job Description

Our Dowty Propellers Laboratory Technician apprentices are also involved in testing, inspecting and perhaps even design and development of new equipment . Dowty Apprentices of 20 2 2 will also have the opportunity of joining the company in our purpose-built 'Brilliant Factory'. The new facility house s our manufacturing, repair and development businesses for the first time in our history. It is an exciting time for us all!

The Dowty Propellers apprenti ceship will pay you a salary while you work towards an engineering qualification and give you a huge array of practical skills. Using cutting edge technology and innovative materials, our apprentices truly are considered our future leaders within our business.

Essential Responsibilities

The Dowty Laboratory Technician A pprenticeship is an exciting t wo -year programme that provides all the skills an individual would need to kickstart their career in aviation science .

The programme breakdown is as follows:

Year 1
  • One day s' study at a college every fortnight , working towards an NVQ
  • Real-life tasks in our own purpose-built lab s, designed to fast-track your skills and business knowledge
  • Extra-curricular activities to grow key skills such as teamwork, collaboration and self-confidence
Year 2
  • One days' study at college every fortnight , working towards L3 NVQ Laboratory Technician
  • Real life, live lab testing and analysis on aviation products
  • Projects that challenge and complement the college studies
Our apprentices are assigned project s by the business to grow their wider skills in project management, resource management and materials handling. The Dowty Training team support and mentor our apprenticeship programme and provide soft-skills training to help our apprentices grow to fulfil their potential.

Qualifications/Requirements
  • A successful candidate would have GCSE (or equivalent) passes at grade 4 (C), or above, in English Language, Mathematics and either a Science or Technology based subject and one other GCSE ; overall four GCSEs at grade 4 and above. Equivalent qualifications or experience may be considered.

  • Experience and/or extra-curricular activities in a technical field would be advantageous
Desired Characteristics
  • A positive attitude, with an eagerness to learn
  • Ability to problem solve

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Capable of priori ti zing and multi-tasking
  • Able to work effectively within diverse teams
Recruitment Process

1 st Stage:

Apply with CV and Supporting Statement
  • Supporting Statement of no more than 500 words
  • Use the Supporting Statement to explain why you want to join Dowty Propellers and what you will bring to the apprentice programme
  • Highlight in your Supporting Statement any relevant skills and experience you have that make you a competitive candidate for the programme
2 nd Stage:

Video Interview
  • Record answers to a selection of questions on you and your experiences
  • A chance to add life to your application
3 rd Stage:
  • Face-to-Face Assessment Centre, held in February 2 022
  • Consists of Interview, group activity, individual exercise and a tour
Offers will be made as soon as possible after the Assessment Centre, to start the apprenticeship at the end of August 2022.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice , gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible. As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;
  • Non-contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Private medical cover
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell
Right to Work Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welc
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Hours
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Posted 14 Oct 2021

Closes 12 Nov 2021

Ref: R3600568

This job was posted to: Aircraft mechanic

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