Join our Product Design and Development Engineer Apprenticeship to:
- Learn to design and construct practical & safe engineering solutions at our airports and across multiple engineering disciplines.
- Work as part of a cross-disciplined team of engineers, operational experts and Health and Safety experts to ensure that we design and operate safely
- See how your individual contribution matters and have the satisfaction of looking at the finished facility and saying, ‘I did that’.
What to expect:
The Aviation central engineering, operations, and health and safety team’s purpose is to manage the storage and distribution of aviation fuels out of the refinery gate to aircraft with the principal aims of retaining product quality, safe handling and protection of the environment and our people across all global operations. The majority of the work is at airports ranging from simple sites, which could involve a single 20m3 tank and retail pump at 80 litres per minute at a community airfield, to major international airports with 50,000m3+ storage with underground fuel hydrant pipes where we have to fuel up to 600 large aircraft daily each at 4000 litres per minute. There is also involvement with distribution terminals and cross-country pipelines.
The competencies covered within the team include design (concept through to detailed), construction, project management, maintenance (including computerised maintenance management systems), modifications, decommissioning and demolition, heavy vehicles, process safety, H&S management and operational excellence. Individuals have their core skills but over time develop awareness and a basic level of competence across all disciplines including mechanical, process, civil, electrical, control and instrumentation engineering, as well as Health & Safety management.
Equipment includes storage tanks, pipework, pumps, filters, meters, hoses, valves and motorised actuators, instrumentation (e.g. tank gauging; level, pressure and flow switches and transmitters), switchrooms, and electrical distribution boards, SCADA. Fuelling vehicles, which can carry up to 85m3, can include all of these as well as point of sale billing technology linked directly to customer accounts and there is a transition to electrically powered vehicles that is a key differentiator in our business.
- To apply, you must be aged 18 or over at the start of the programme in September 2023.
- If you're studying A-levels or completing further education, you must be due to complete your qualification/s in 2023 (we're unable to progress applications for students who will be part way through their studies when the programme starts).
- You'll also need to have: 112 tariff points (minimum)
- GCSE Grades in Maths, English, and additional STEM subject at Grades C/4 or above
- Post-GCSE disciplines must include any Engineering or relevant STEM subjects (Physics recommended)
- A-Level Maths at Grade B. When required subjects are not help, applicants will be required to complete a Mathematics bridge course
Details of any travel required as part of your apprenticeship will be clarified during the selection process. We're happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.
This opportunity is based at our offices in Sunbury-on-Thames with frequent opportunities to be on site (after health and safety training).