Bristol’s engineering stars on course for MoD apprenticeships

Apprentice Ryan Gaiger

The Ministry of Defence is calling for would-be candidates to sign up for a range of advanced- and degree-level apprenticeships.

The apprenticeships will be run in partnership with Bridgwater College and will be based at the MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) base in Filton, Bristol.

Applications are invited from youngsters with diverse backgrounds and interests, including project management, engineering, information technology, finance, procurement and logistics.

Phil Rotherham, senior apprentice development Manager DE&S, met engineering students at the College to showcase the range of apprenticeships on offer. He said: “It’s great to have the opportunity to highlight the career potential within the DE&S.”

Paul Goss, head of engineering at Bridgwater College, added: “Apprenticeships are crucial for DE&S in order to meet the future demands and challenges placed upon them.

“They currently offer a number of top-class apprenticeship opportunities to future engineers. Our students were left inspired by Phil’s talk and are now in the process of completing applications for the current apprentice vacancies.”