Your SDA Apprenticeship

Successful applicants will undertake a comprehensive program of study associated with the Engineering Technician Standard, on a 3-year advance engineering apprenticeship with a planned start date of September 2021.

Where you’ll be based

The apprenticeship is initially based in Plymouth, with year 1 full time at a local training provider studying for Level 2 Diploma and Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Engineering.

During years 2 and 3 Apprentices will have the opportunity to carry out 4 six-month technical-focused project team placements in our Waterfront locations around the UK, including: Abbey Wood, Bristol; Barrow in Furness; HMNB Clyde; Plymouth, and Faslane and Rosyth in Scotland.

Additional qualifications

During your placements you will also complete a level 3 Diploma in Advanced Engineering qualification throughout work-based placements, and an HNC in Marine Engineering

Opportunities after your apprenticeship

Once fully qualified, there may be opportunities for continued professional development (CPD) to gain further qualifications funded through the department.

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) Apprenticeships

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The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA)

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

We were established in April 2018 to manage the procurement, in-service support and disposal of UK nuclear submarines, which are some of the most complex equipment in the world.

Find out more about working with the SDA now.

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