Apprentice Machinist

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Banbury
Closing date
28 Dec 2022

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Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
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Our machinist apprenticeship programme is tailored to develop outstanding apprentices that, from day one, will work on state-of-the-art technology to deliver high value manufacturing expertise to our global customers.

After completing a robust recruitment process our apprentices will be supported to embark on their career journey at the Banbury site throughout which they will receive a highly competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package.

Having already completed a level 2 Engineering Technician, you will work on site at our Banbury site undertaking invaluable work experience, learning the basic principles and underpinning knowledge needed for your career. You will attend one day a week at the training provider to study towards a Level 3 Engineering Technician standard.

Your duties will include:
  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Preparing & Using Milling/Turning/Grinding Machines
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning and milling operations
  • Producing CAD Models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Producing Engineering Project Plans
  • Preparing & Using CNC Machining Centres
  • General Welding Applications
  • Complying with Statutory Regulations Organisation Safety Requirements
The ideal candidate will:
  • Already hold a level 2 Engineering Technician qualification
  • Demonstrate a passion for hands-on engineering
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with others
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Be able to share learning and best practice with others
  • Demonstrable problem solving abilities
  • Shows aptitude for creative thinking
  • Communicates with mutual trust and respect
  • Demonstrates awareness of the importance of environmental health and safety standards, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques


Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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