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Craft Apprenticeships

The application process for our 2015 Craft apprenticeship will open on the 13th October 2014.

Our Craft Apprenticeship is focused on Aeronautical Engineering for both the academic and practical elements. It includes a qualification that contains a significant element of training on composites materials. Composites are an essential part of new wing technology at Airbus, and will be used extensively in the A350XWB wings.

The Craft Apprenticeship is a three-year programme, with the first year spent at one of our partner colleges, and the second and third years on-site at Broughton.

Programme structure

The first year covers Level 2 Foundation. You will learn about engineering operations, take Airbus technical courses and study advanced maths for engineers, Essential Skills Level 2/Functional Skills Level 2. Upon completion, you will have a number of technical certificates and an additional company required qualifications.

The second and third years cover Level 3 Advanced. This builds on the Level 2 Foundation and leads to an NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma (Aeronautical Engineering) and a Technical Certificate (National Diploma Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering), and Wider Key Skills/Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) amongst others.

Application Process

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Minimum requirements

  • Six GCSEs (or equivalent; this includes Welsh, Scottish and International equivalents only) at grade B or above in Maths, and grade C or above in English Language, Science (Core and Additional) and two others. If GCSE Science has been taken as single subjects, one of the qualifications must be in Physics.
  • We will also consider other qualifications, such as an Engineering Diploma, Principle Learning, PEO Level 2 and Pathways to Apprenticeship.


If you have any queries about your qualifications, please don’t hesitate to contact us at apprentices@airbus.com

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