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Salary and Benefits

Recognised qualifications and benefit package

Our apprenticeship programmes give you the chance to acquire nationally recognised qualifications with the support of Airbus apprentice trainers and our partnership colleges and universities, whilst being part of one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers. You will receive an income as soon as you join the programme, as well as the standard benefits package, as per below:

Starting salaries are:
•    £ 10,048 for Craft Apprenticeship
•    £ 13,904 for Higher Supply Chain Logistics and Undergraduate Apprenticeships (Sponsored degree)

Please note that the salaries are reviewed every year. 

Benefits include:

  • 25 days’ paid holiday per year (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Company share plan
  • Annual profit share bonus
  • No tuition fees
  • Membership of the on-site sports and social club
  • Discounted rates on lease cars and driving lessons

Our programme enables you to experience a trans-national working environment and the opportunity to work and train with other apprentices from Europe.

Partnership colleges and universities

Airbus works with a number of colleges and universities to provide the necessary training for our apprentices.


Deeside Campus, Coleg Cambria in Connah's Quay, North Wales
Glyndwr University in Wrexham, North Wales
Bangor University in Bangor, North West Wales


City of Bristol College

University of the West of England (UWE) in Filton, Bristol

Our Training Centres are based on-site at Broughton and Filton. Trainers from these centres visit you at college on a weekly basis during your first year and are responsible for you during your placements in your second and third years. Our trainers have years of experience at Airbus and you will be assigned to a trainer as soon as you join us. They are there to help you with any issues – work or study based – that you might have during your time as an apprentice.

Learning outside the workplace

During your first year, all UK apprentices and selected apprentices from France and Germany, spend a week on an Outward Bound course in the Lake District. Activities include orienteering, raft building and mountaineering, as well as planning and presenting. It’s a way of getting to grips with the values that will help in your future development and career.

Intercultural awareness among employees is essential to our business. And so all our apprentices join our Intercultural Competencies Programme, which offers specific training and the chance to apply for a placement at one of our sites in Europe.

What’s more, apprentices are encouraged to act as Airbus representatives at a wide variety of events such as Airshows, careers events and schools liaison activities.

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