Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Degree Apprenticeship

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31 March 2021
DSTL
Location: Salisbury
Salary: £21,549
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Job Description

About the job

Summary

Do you want to really make a difference and help protect our front line forces? You could be part of an internationally recognised team

We are looking to grow our future technical experts.

Join us as an apprentice, earn and gain a degree whilst working alongside some of the worlds experts.

Full details of the apprenticeship are contained on the National Apprenticeship Standards website:

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/embedded-electronic-systems-design-and-development-engineer-(degree)-v1-0

Job description

We are looking for someone who:

Has a personal interest, aptitude and enthusiasm for engineering, science, problem solving, or similar practical activities

Is inquisitive and has the desire to design and improve on what is currently possible.

Has a proven track record of effective team working

Has the ability to prioritise effectively

Has the ability to work and communicate with a range of stakeholders

Is comfortable working outside in all weathers (we will provide appropriate personal protective equipment)

Has the ability to produce, update and maintain records and documentation.

Has the ability to coordinate and task others

Has demonstrable examples of problem solving

Can anticipate problems with equipment, identify solutions and solve straightforward problems

Has examples of working independently

Responsibilities

During your apprenticeship, you will be involved with work supporting our colleagues such as the Home Office, MoD, National Crime Agency, Army, Navy and other government departments, as part of a supportive team with the opportunity to develop and learn about the exciting work of Dstl.

You will be encouraged and supported through the programme to take ownership of your development through Independent Learning to realise your full potential.

This Apprenticeship will consist of a mixture of academic learning through block or day release at University and practical work within various groups with Dstl.

Ideally you will have an interest in technical hobbies such as computer programming using Arduino and Raspberry Pi, amateur radio, radio control modelling or robotics and skills including soldering, antenna design or building computers or drones.

Some of the skills you could develop within this role include:

Analogue and digital electronics practical experience and theoretical knowledge

RF circuit design and implementation

Hardware, Software and Firmware design and implementation

Digital signal processor and Field Programmable Gate Array design and implementation

Software Programming and Embedded Software analysis

Ability to use standard electronic test equipment

Mathematical modelling and data processing.

In addition to your technical skills, you will be able to think systematically, logically, and creatively; you will have a natural desire to understand how things work and why they perform as they do; you will be able to communicate effectively; and you will be driven by a passion for engineering and technology coupled with the desire to ensure that the United Kingdom armed forces have the best information and equipment possible.

Qualifications

You will need to hold five 4/5 or above Grade GCSEs or equivalent, including English & Maths, A-Level standard, or equivalent, in Mathematics and at least one further STEM based subject, such as Physics, ICT, Computing or Electronics.

This could include experience or qualifications gained in military or other careers.

Important Information

Our work in defence, security and intelligence requires our employees to be British Citizens who are able to gain a high level of security clearance to understand the work you will undertake to protect us from any security threats. For this reason, we regret that only UK Nationals will be able to apply for this role. If you are an international or dual-national candidate, and you think you have the skills we need, please consider applying to any of our government, security or defence partners across the enterprise. We work closely with the Defence and Security Industry on many projects, so it would be great to work with you via one of our partners.

This role will require full UK security clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years. For some Developed Vetting will also be required, in this case you should have resided in the UK for the past 10 years

Qualifications

You will need to hold five 4/5 or above Grade GCSEs or equivalent, including English & Maths,

A-Level standard, or equivalent, in Mathematics and at least one further STEM based subject, such as Physics, ICT, Computing or Electronics.

This could include experience or qualifications gained in military or other careers.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Communicating and Influencing

Working Together

Delivering at Pace

Changing and Improving

Benefits

We'll provide a great range of benefits including:

Fully flexible working, including alternative working patterns, annualised hours, compressed hours and job share, to name a few.

Flexible Working hours, a 12 month reference period and the ability to bank hours. Up to 20 hours can be taken in any calendar month.

Excellent learning and development to ensure everyone fulfils their potential.

Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.

Chartership and accreditation support.

Pension.

Generous annual leave, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days holiday per year.

A competitive salary.

Onsite gyms and restaurants.

Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out.

Our Diversity Networks

DSTL recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work.

These include the following:

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network

Faith and Culture Network

Parents and Carer Support Network

Alternative Working Network

Gender Equality Network

New Starters Network

Enabled Network, for people with visible and non-visible disabilities

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.