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KBR is looking for two Design Technician Apprentices

KBR is looking for two enthusiastic potential engineers to join its two-year scheme.

Who is KBR?

KBR is a worldwide company specialising in science, technology, and engineering.

The Integrated Solutions International (ISI) team within KBR is actively seeking to bring aboard two apprentice design technicians, who will have the opportunity to join their esteemed engineering group.

KBR ISI stands as a global frontrunner in the energy sector, and their involvement spans across some of the most substantial and intricate projects in the energy industry on a global scale.

The energy sector finds itself at a crucial juncture in time. As conventional energy sources like oil and gas seek to embrace sustainability, and the global community turns its attention to alternative energy options, KBR engineers hold a pivotal role in facilitating this energy transition on behalf of their clients. These clients happen to be major industry players such as BP, Shell, Aramco, Total, among others.

As an apprentice you would join the team based in Leatherhead, Surrey and get to be part of some amazing projects. The company is committed to developing your skills and career on some of the biggest and best projects out there.

What you will need

You will need to have achieved 3 A level passes with grade C or above in Mathematics or Physical Science. Alternatively, you could hold a BTEC National Diploma/Certificate – Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering.

You should relish problem solving, have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be enthusiastic to learn new skills and potentially keen to travel.

How much is the pay?

The pay starts at £20k for the first year rising to £22k for the second year.

Which qualification will you study?

The apprentices will attend a local college on day release to complete a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Mechanical Engineering. This will form part of a structured learning programme to achieve an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering. The remaining four days will be spent learning on the job at KBR. KBR will provide extra support if needed for apprentices to complete their college assignments.

What would you be doing?

You would be starting out with the Piping and Layout group. You would be helping to develop the complex overall layout of energy plants (such as onshore and offshore platforms) often from a blank sheet of paper. The team has to think about every aspect of the operation such as how a plant operates, how it can be maintained and above all how it can stay safe.

This is done in a 2D and/or 3D environment. You will develop CAD skills to a very high level and receive in-house and external training.

What’s in it for me?

By the end of the two years, you will have great communication skills and have grown in confidence.  KBR apprentices who show a high-level aptitude can be sponsored through university as well.

KBR ISI provides top-quality expertise in the energy engineering field and the sky is the limit for the right person. If global travel is for you then there are projects around the world and KBR careers in engineering are highly rewarding in every way.

What skills will you learn?

  • Mastery of 2D and 3D applications used at KBR
  • Oversight into what each engineering discipline does and how projects are delivered at KBR
  • Develop knowledge of Plant and Piping Layout and the key deliverables produced by Piping
  • Learn piping requirements including the specifics when designing piping systems for different types of equipment
  • Become familiar with the KBR WAY engineering standards and procedures as well as provide input to their development and enhancement
  • Being part of a team and working towards project goals
  • Be part of KBR Digitalisation journey


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