Training & Development


From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department, and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers.


The programme includes core technical and behavioural training elements that will form an integral part of your learning and help you become familiar with the company. A two day course in Toulouse (France) provides an overview of the business and a better understanding of customer and supplier expectations, which will help you in your day-to-day working life.


There are three technical training courses, which focus on giving you hands-on experience to help in your placements: Manufacturing (metallics and composites), Lean Awareness and Aircraft Familiarisation.


Your experiential learning programme will aim to increase your personal effectiveness and to focus you on maintaining an awareness of your developing leadership capability. It includes outdoor activities, psychometric testing, coaching and e-learning.


You will also have considerable support during the scheme to ensure that your overall learning experience will complement your future career including:

• Line Manager (who will help with placement plans)

• Placement Manager (who will work with you to set tasks and objectives)

• Senior Level Career Mentors (to offer guidance and support during your career progression)

• Chartership Mentor*

• 'Graduate Programme Buddy' (A previous graduate will provide guidance throughout the programme, as well as being a point of contact 3 months before starting the new role).

*We encourage all our graduates to gain appropriate professional accreditation to aid career progression. Many of our engineering graduates are working towards achieving chartered status from bodies such as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the IET and the Royal Aeronautical Society.


To become a Chartered Engineer you need to satisfy certain requirements administered by the Engineering Council UK regarding education, training and experience. For this, you will need the support of a mentor. Graduates on our graduate programme have Chartership Mentors specifically for this purpose.


Graduates in other areas of the business are also given support in order to achieve professional membership of an institution. These include the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).