Roke believes in improving the world through innovation. We do it by bringing the physical and digital in ways that revolutionise industries. Roke delivers advanced research, development, services and products to high profile customers who come to Roke with varied and challenging problems to solve.
We are now seeking a number of Apprentices to join us working across numerous ground breaking projects within the manufacturing facility. Each day, it is rare that you will have nothing new to learn. Our people use their intelligence to make the world a safer place, by combining innovation, strong industry partnerships and 60 years of experience to offer our clients truly exceptional advice, research and development.
Our team of 400 plus engineers & consultants develop new concepts, capabilities and systems to protect what matters most to our clients. Evidence of Roke’s work can literally be seen across the solar system, from the sensors of Beagle 2 on Mars, to Hawkeye on the courts of Wimbledon and we are always striving to expand our ever-growing catalogue of achievements.
Due to exciting growth plans, we are on the lookout for the best talent to join our Defence, National Security, Consultancy and Commercial Business Units for September 2020. If you are passionate about technology, innovation and are hungry to learn, then we want to hear from you.
What you role will look like?
This opportunity will provide you with a fantastic start to your career. You will gain highly valued skills, benefit from excellent training and work on cutting-edge projects, all within a successful and dynamic company. Even better, as this is an Apprenticeship, you’ll be able to benefit from all of this without the cost of attending college as your studies will be funded through our apprenticeship levy.
Whilst you’re on the apprenticeship, you will study a suitable level mechanical engineering course, to progress your learning and development. This is a highly specialised subject area which is continually evolving and is in high demand in today’s technology-driven industries. Outside of studying, you’ll have a unique opportunity to apply your new knowledge and gain invaluable experience working on new technologies alongside some of the UKs brightest minds.
You will attend college one day a week and the other 4 days, you will be on site applying what you’ve learnt, straight into practice.
What would we like from you?
- A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above (or equivalent), two of which should be in English, Maths or Science-based subject
- Computer Literate
- A demonstrable passion for mechanical engineering and problem-solving
- You should also meet our requirements to achieve security clearance
What else would we like?
- A demonstrable passion for learning practical mechanical engineering skills, including CNC and manual milling, turning and bench tool skills
- A keen interest in developing software skills in Computer Aided Manufacturing and Computer Aided Design
- A keen attention to detail
Why should you work for us?
In addition to funding your apprenticeship, this position offers a salary of £19,500 and a benefits package including:
- Bonus scheme
- 25 days’ holiday
- On-site gym
- Sports and Social club
- Experience Days
- Discount Entertainment Card
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Travel Insurance
- Dental care
We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, innovative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements; support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.
Due to the nature of this position, you should be eligible to achieve SC clearance. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.