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Electronic Design Engineer

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • £43.00 - £48.48 per hour

Electronic Design Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Christchurch as a Electronic Design Engineer. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in an exciting new programme over the next decade and will be involved in adapting, integrating and exploiting emerging commercial technologies for challenging environments.

Electronic Design Engineer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Christchurch as a Electronic Design Engineer.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in an exciting new programme over the next decade and will be involved in adapting, integrating and exploiting emerging commercial technologies for challenging environments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Electronic circuit design and simulation with the appreciation of firmware requirements and limitations.
  • Subcontractor management and design review where appropriate
  • PCB layout and Gerber Data Generation.
  • Verification testing of prototype and pre-production samples.
  • Harness design and new component selection to support system design.
  • Review and integration into component design EMC and electrical safety standards
  • Accurately report on progress
  • Complete work to a high standard and to scope, quality and budget
  • Support System Integration activities

Key skills & qualifications

  • Designing components to meet stringent environmental requirements (e.g. extreme temperatures, vibrations, humidity, pressure…) and EMC, EMI/EME, TEMPEST requirements
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Technical Management/liaison with Engineers/Customer/Suppliers
  • A good understanding of the complete engineering lifecycle and development processes (e.g. requirements, design, specification, implementation, integration and testing, acceptance),
  • A good understanding configuration management
  • Minimum 6 years industry experience and preferably with a degree in a related discipline.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Christchurch

Rate: £48.48 per hour (Inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


IT Service Desk Analyst

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £30000 - £35000.00 per annum + + bens

Excellent opportunity for an experienced IT Service Desk Analyst to join this global organisation providing 1st/ 2nd line IT support to their staff in the EMEA region. You will need to drive and have transport to be successful in this role. Hybrid working

IT Service Desk Analyst: 1st/2nd Line, Service Desk, helpdesk, 1st Line, First Line, First level, 1st Level, laptops, desktops, Windows, AD, O365, Citrix, VMWare, SCCM, Printers, connectivity

Excellent opportunity for an experienced IT Service Desk Analyst to join this global organisation providing 1st/ 2nd line IT support to their staff in the EMEA region.

  • You will need around 2+ years experience within an IT Support/ IT Service desk role working in a busy environment.
  • Must drive and have your own transport
  • The company offer excellent training and development opportunities
  • Currently mix of home working and office on a rota basis due to covid
  • On an on call rota on a 1 in 7 week scenario (call levels are very low)

Key skills and experience sought:

  • Proven background in IT Support/ service desk support around 2+ years
  • Good troubleshooting skills ideally covering Windows, AD, O365, web, files, Citrix, VMWare, laptops, printers, connectivity issues
  • Experience with SCCM or similar remote deployment tools
  • Well motivated individual happy to assist as required
  • Good problem solving skills
  • First class communication skills and ability to liaise effectively with end users and keep them updated – customer service orientation
  • Ideally ITIL certified or experience within ITIL based corporate environments and knowledge of SOX ideal but not essential
  • Good team working skills

IT Service Desk Analyst: 1st/2nd Line, Service Desk, helpdesk, 1st Line, First Line, First level, 1st Level, laptops, desktops, Windows, AD, O365, Citrix, VMWare, SCCM, Printers, connectivity

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Senior PM&C Professional

  • Surrey
  • Contract
  • £41.71 - £46.71 per hour

Senior PM&C Professional Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Surrey as a Senior PM&C Professional. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to manage the PM&C processes of a project for our client in the maritime/defence industry.

Senior PM&C Professional

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Surrey as a Senior PM&C Professional.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to manage the PM&C processes of a project for our client in the maritime/defence industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project.
  • Applies appropriate PM&C methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
  • Agrees PM&C approach with stakeholders, and prepares realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and tracks activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate.
  • Consolidate expertise from multiple sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further organisational objectives.
  • Supports and promotes the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the organisation.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of PM&C policies, processes, procedures and systems.
  • Comprehensive PM&C experience demonstrated in a professional capacity within a project.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of their projects.
  • Comprehensive understanding of one or more PM&C tools techniques and practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Business environment for their project.
  • Knowledge and experience of PM governance and assurance processes such as Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs).
  • Experience of influencing stakeholders typically inside the company to achieve Business success.
  • Good understanding of the wider PM&C environment, and of developments and practices in the field.
  • Good understanding of own project/s, its markets, customers, strategic priorities and culture.
  • Knowledge acquired through job related training and on the job experience with theoretical and practical skills.
  • Experience of building relationships and negotiating outcomes with internal stakeholders.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Camberley, Surrey

Rate: £46.71 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


2nd line Support Analyst

  • Hertfordshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £250 per day

Initial 6 month contract opportunity for an IT Support Analyst with a leading global construction organization. In this role you will be responsible for supporting end users as escalated by IT Service desk. This role is to be based on site at the company Headquarters in Rickmansworth. You will have a sound base of IT technical trouble shooting and problem solving across Windows, AD, Office/ O365, Skype, Mobiles, collaboration tools, Windows Server etc and a strong customer service focus

Initial 6 month contract opportunity for a 2nd line Support Analyst with a leading global construction organization to be based onsite at Head office in Rickmansworth

In this role you will be responsible for supporting end users as escalated by IT Service desk.

You will need a sound base of IT technical trouble shooting and problem solving across Windows, AD, Office/ O365, Skype, Mobiles, collaboration tools, Windows Server etc.

Role is inside IR35

Key skills and experience ideally sought:

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in an IT service support environment with great communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong IT troubleshooting and problem resolution with broad technical knowledge
  • Windows 7/10 support
  • MS Office 2016 & Office 365
  • Skype for Business
  • Collaboration tools/ video
  • Connectivity, networking & wireless
  • iPhone/ Android support
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with a focus on customer service/ end user support

IT Field Support Analyst: IT Support, Windows, AD, connectivity, MS Office, O365, Windows Server

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Senior Material Controller

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £17.61 - £22.61 per hour

Senior Material Controller Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow-In-Furness as a Senior Material Controller. The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large and highly-reputable Defence company.

Senior Material Controller

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow-In-Furness as a Senior Material Controller.

The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large and highly-reputable Defence company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote and comply with Company SHE, security, mandatory training and business requirements.
  • Represent the Supply Chain Function at meetings with regard to designated areas. Provide update on material status and issues (internal and external supply) whilst taking appropriate actions and expediting to satisfy project schedule demands, key milestones and objectives.
  • Production of KPI’s and reports to satisfy business requirements, stating material readiness for specific materials within the appropriate window, in accordance with the System of Work.
  • Ensuring that material issues are resolved in a timely manner, kept up to date or escalating where appropriate.
  • Participate in the assessment of departmental policies and procedures on a periodic basis to identify improvements and confirm that they are appropriate for business needs.
  • Prepare and collate data, to support departmental reports.
  • Promote ‘Right First Time’, contribute to LfE process and liaise with CI team throughout the material readiness/delivery phase.
  • Provide training of team members with regard to use of appropriate business systems, tools and techniques to ensure compliance with function processes and procedures.
  • Principal contact for designated area, providing clear understanding of material status. Expediting priorities to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Display and promote professional behaviours in all areas of performance and duties.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Ability to identify and resolve issues in assigned area of responsibility
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders and customers.
  • Experience in a Supply Chain role/knowledge of Supply Chain processes.
  • Skilled in use of standard Microsoft packages and business systems.
  • Highly motivated and driven to deliver departmental and business targets.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Barrow

Rate: £22.61 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Recruitment Operations Administrator

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £9.00 - £14.29 per hour

Recruitment Operations Administrator Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Recruitment Oporations Administrator. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of the Contingent Team within the Recruitment Operations function to deliver a best in class recruitment service.

Recruitment Operations Administrator

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Recruitment Oporations Administrator.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of the Contingent Team within the Recruitment Operations function to deliver a best in class recruitment service.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing regular communications to support the recruiters in updating hiring managers, candidates and agencies.
  • Providing a quality customer service, interacting with suppliers, other teams and stakeholders, answering enquires and escalating where appropriate
  • Building and developing effective and collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Providing advice and offering support with minimal supervision, following established methods and procedures, but on occasion judgement may need to be exercised
  • Manipulating data and working with trends to improve data and input it into different formats to ensure reporting demands are met.
  • Responsible for providing timely and accurate accounting data in order to send out weekly billing and clocking reports ensuring all queries are actioned and responded to.
  • Looking at accounting data to help solve issues raised by the business or suppliers due to billing discrepancies , with great attention to detail.
  • Managing and achieving all personal performance standards, internal & external SLAs and quality measures
  • Multi-tasking lots of open queries at any one time effectively while maintaining own workload.
  • Responsible for on boarding new contingent workers and ensuring they are hired ahead of first day readiness.
  • Responsible for checking and releasing vacancies out to the market and administering contract extensions across the business in a timely manner.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Knowledge of recruitment processes is essential with knowledge of contingent recruitment highly desirable
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular applicant tracking systems
  • Ability to understand and champion the importance of data integrity, timely and accurate reporting and uses this information to run efficient processes
  • Experience of recruiting volume campaigns as well as unique roles and the variances in between
  • Experience of working within agreed HR policies and processes and provide ad hoc recruitment advice
  • Ability to resolve multiple highly complex operational issues
  • Experience of delivering to and working with service level agreements and service definitions.
  • Ability to challenge and influence at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to deliver niche and high volume transactional recruitment services
  • Proven ability of challenging and improving stakeholder perception through delivery of contractual measures and excellent service

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Preston

Rate: £14.29 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Internal Recruiter

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £14.00 - £18.11 per hour

Internal Recruiter Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as an Internal Recruiter. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to to support the end-to-end recruitment activity in a fast paced, complex manufacturing environment. You will gain an understanding of the different business areas and their demands, with the opportunity for progression in other areas/teams

Internal Recruiter

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Prestonas an Internal Recruiter.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to to support the end-to-end recruitment activity in a fast paced, complex manufacturing environment. You will gain an understanding of the different business areas and their demands, with the opportunity for progression in other areas/teams

Key Responsibilities

  • Full responsibility for the end to end recruitment process from selection right through to on-boarding candidates
  • Manage the hiring manager relationship from initial vacancy consultation until first day readiness, setting expectations and offering a world class end to end recruitment service
  • Manage the relationship with the agencies on the preferred suppliers list and ensure they fully support the contingent recruitment campaigns.
  • Work with hiring managers and suppliers to develop a comprehensive recruitment strategy for each requirement, setting and manages expectations for all involved
  • Providing regular and timely communications, ensuring candidates and hiring managers are efficiently engaged and supported throughout the recruitment cycle
  • Work as part of a team to ensure KPI’s and SLA’s are achieved
  • Providing advice and offer support with minimal supervision, following established methods and procedures, but on occasion own judgement may need to be exercised
  • Providing advice and guidance based on recruitment best practice, market conditions, and being a subject matter expert to facilitate the overall recruitment process.
  • Looking at accounting data to help solve issues raised by the business or suppliers due to billing discrepancies, with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage high volume and a variety of roles across a specific business area

Key skills & qualifications

  • Knowledge of recruitment processes is essential with knowledge of contingent recruitment highly desirable
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular applicant tracking systems
  • Ability to understand and champion the importance of data integrity, timely and accurate reporting and uses this information to run efficient processes
  • Experience of recruiting volume campaigns as well as unique roles and the variances in between
  • Experience of working within agreed HR policies and processes and provide ad hoc recruitment advice
  • Ability to resolve multiple highly complex operational issues
  • Experience of delivering to and working with service level agreements and service definitions.
  • Ability to challenge and influence at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to deliver niche and high volume transactional recruitment services
  • Proven ability of challenging and improving customer perception through delivery of contractual measures and excellent service

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Preston

Rate: £18.11 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Senior Project Professional

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £40.00 - £46.71 per hour

Senior Project Professional Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow as a Senior Project Professional. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to manage the project monitoring and controls processes of a small project, or a part of a larger, more complex project (such as a particular work package).

Senior Project Professional

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow as a Senior Project Professional.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to manage the project monitoring and controls processes of a small project, or a part of a larger, more complex project (such as a particular work package).

Key Responsibilities

  • Able to perform intermediate project reporting & scheduling.
  • Able to undertake intermediate problem solving typically based on previous experience.
  • Have a good knowledge of Business processes and procedures.
  • Administration and general office skills including spreadsheets/ Microsoft packages.
  • Attend on the job training as appropriate.
  • Able to lead the PM&C processes on a small non-complex project or a work package of a larger project.
  • Able to manage the PM&C processes on a full project lifecycle to ensure that, over time, the needs of customers/users continue to be met and that financial and other benefits are achieved.
  • Identify, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project.
  • Applies appropriate PM&C methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. Agrees PM&C approach with stakeholders, and prepares realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and tracks activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate.
  • Consolidate expertise from multiple sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further organisational objectives. Supports and promotes the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the organisation.
  • In some business, this will be a transition role for a PM Apprentice or Graduate coming off their development scheme.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of PM&C policies, processes, procedures and systems.
  • Comprehensive PM&C experience demonstrated in a professional capacity within a project.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of their projects.
  • Comprehensive understanding of one or more PM&C tools techniques and practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Business environment for their project.
  • Knowledge and experience of PM governance and assurance processes such as Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs).
  • Experience of influencing stakeholders typically inside the company to achieve Business success.
  • Good understanding of the wider PM&C environment, and of developments and practices in the field.
  • Good understanding of own project/s, its markets, customers, strategic priorities and culture.
  • Knowledge acquired through job related training and on the job experience with theoretical and practical skills.
  • Experience of building relationships and negotiating outcomes with internal stakeholders.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Barrow

Rate: £46.71 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Senior Project Professional

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £40.00 - £46.71 per hour

JOB TITLE Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow as a Senior Project Professional. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to manage the project monitoring and controls processes of a small project, or a part of a larger, more complex project (such as a particular work package).

Key Responsibilities

  • Able to perform intermediate project reporting & scheduling.
  • Able to undertake intermediate problem solving typically based on previous experience.
  • Have a good knowledge of Business processes and procedures.
  • Administration and general office skills including spreadsheets/ Microsoft packages.
  • Attend on the job training as appropriate.
  • Able to lead the PM&C processes on a small non-complex project or a work package of a larger project.
  • Able to manage the PM&C processes on a full project lifecycle to ensure that, over time, the needs of customers/users continue to be met and that financial and other benefits are achieved.
  • Identify, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project.
  • Applies appropriate PM&C methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. Agrees PM&C approach with stakeholders, and prepares realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and tracks activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate.
  • Consolidate expertise from multiple sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further organisational objectives. Supports and promotes the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the organisation.
  • In some business, this will be a transition role for a PM Apprentice or Graduate coming off their development scheme.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of PM&C policies, processes, procedures and systems.
  • Comprehensive PM&C experience demonstrated in a professional capacity within a project.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of their projects.
  • Comprehensive understanding of one or more PM&C tools techniques and practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Business environment for their project.
  • Knowledge and experience of PM governance and assurance processes such as Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs).
  • Experience of influencing stakeholders typically inside the company to achieve Business success.
  • Good understanding of the wider PM&C environment, and of developments and practices in the field.
  • Good understanding of own project/s, its markets, customers, strategic priorities and culture.
  • Knowledge acquired through job related training and on the job experience with theoretical and practical skills.
  • Experience of building relationships and negotiating outcomes with internal stakeholders.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Barrow

Rate: £46.71 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Software Team Leader

  • London
  • Contract
  • £47.00 - £52.97 per hour

Software Team Leader Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in New Malden as a Software Team Leader. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to support the Software Manager in managing the development and delivery of a number of projects defence programmes.

Software Team Leader

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in New Malden as a Software Team Leader.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to support the Software Manager in managing the development and delivery of a number of projects defence programmes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of software team and resourcing of the workload within the teams to enable achievement of delivery
  • Monthly tracking of spend and reporting of progress to stakeholders
  • Management of software development life-cycle for each piece of work including Requirements Definition & Software Design, through to Implementation, Integration, Testing and Acceptance
  • Aid in the career development of team members including bi-annual performance reviews, defining team development and training and ensuring team members are fulfilling their potential.

Key skills & qualifications

  • A solid understanding of at least some of the following disciplines is essential:
  • Software Design (Waterfall and/or AGILE)
  • Coding standards
  • Programming: Ada, C++, C# (incl .Net framework)
  • Scripting e.g. VB Script, PowerShell
  • Software Integration & Testing
  • Change Control and Configuration Management
  • Windows Operating System and Networking knowledge
  • Exposure to COTS Technologies e.g. VMWare
  • Skilled in the use of MS Office (e.g. Project, Word, Excel & Power-point)

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: New Malden

Rate: £52.97 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.