University isn’t the only way to enter the workforce. By combining classroom study with on-the-job learning, our Apprentice Scheme provides a genuine alternative to university and a solid foundation for a career in engineering. Typically lasting four years, the scheme offers the training, guidance and support you need to develop valuable skills, earn sought-after qualifications and establish yourself in your chosen career.

During your Apprenticeship, you will attend college to study for a nationally-recognised NVQ level 3 qualification in Mechanical Engineering. You may also be able to continue to study beyond your apprenticeship for more advanced qualifications such as a HNC, HND or a Foundation degree, dependant on business requirements.


  • Qualifications required

You will need 5 GCSE Grades A–C or the equivalent in Maths, English Language and a Science subject (i.e. Physics or Chemistry).

  • Experience

All our apprentices will get the opportunity to gain hands on practical experience working alongside some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in our business. Apprentices in manufacturing experience a range of placements enabling them to learn the processes and skills that are essential for a career in Engineering.

  • Pay

As well as training you for a well-paid career, we’ll pay you a competitive salary from day one of your Apprenticeship. To find details of our other benefits please visit Our Business

  • What else are we looking for?


Beyond your academic qualifications, we’ll be looking for evidence that you are genuinely interested and enthusiastic about developing a career in engineering.

Make sure that your CV shows your interest in engineering, for example, if you have completed an engineering project at school; or attend an engineering club, make sure you mention it on your CV, giving specific examples too.

Team Skills

All our roles contain a component of working in a team and we are looking for people who can work well as part of team and perhaps ultimately want to lead teams. Make sure your CV gives examples of team working, if you have them. This could be gained in a number of ways; at school, with your family, in a sports team, at work, in voluntary organisations (such as the Guides, Scouts or Cadets), or as part of religious or community activities. Be prepared to discuss your experiences and what you learned about yourself and others.

  • How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2017.

Martin-Baker offers a number of opportunities for undergraduate students who are looking for a one year placement as part of their degree programme.

Applicants should be undertaking a degree in one of the following subjects; Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and / or Electronic Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Design Engineering, Production Engineering, Business Studies or Law. They should be working towards a minimum classification of a 2.1.

All candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK and successfully gain full Security Clearance.

As well training you for a well-paid career, we will pay you a competitive salary and offer various employee benefits from day one. Placement opportunities are available from September each year in the following departments:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Design Support
  • Environmental Test
  • Production Engineering
  • Programmes / Project Management
  • Quality

To be considered for all opportunities, please review our website

Application has now CLOSED for this year!

Martin-Baker has a variety of different Summer Placements available for application, more on this will be added shortly!

We won't spam you or share your personal details