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Apprenticeships in the United Kingdom

Apprenticeship

Highly sought-after programmes

Applications for our Apprenticeship Programmes starting in 2020 are now open!

Before you start your application, it is essential that you read the section below on ‘Managing your application’ as there is information here that tells you what you need to include when you apply.

 

If you have any queries about the apprenticeship programme or your eligibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us at apprentices@airbus.com.

Introduction

At Airbus, our people work with passion and determination to build and create amazing products – perhaps an aircraft you may already have flown on, or the satellites that help keep you connected! So, we’re looking for people who have a passion for learning and want to work in an industry that’s always looking to the future.

The highly technical nature of the aerospace industry has created a huge demand for skilled and qualified specialists in the UK. That’s why at Airbus, we have carefully designed our apprenticeship programmes to give you valuable practical training while you complete your college or university studies.

We want to make sure you find a programme that is right for you, so there are many entry options for you to choose from depending on your level of educational achievement, abilities and interests.

Our programmes last from three to five years and have one thing in common - they provide a clear route for you to make your career fly. You will also have the chance to represent Airbus at a wide variety of events such as air shows, careers events and schools’ liaison activities, so you can tell people about what you do. 

Apprenticeship areas

Commercial Aircraft (only)

 

Degree Apprenticeships

Business Degree Apprenticeship (Broughton)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

 

We want to make sure you have a promising career ahead of you at Airbus, and that’s why our unique, three to four year Business Degree Apprenticeship offers a full degree with no fees, plus vocational training with a regular salary.

Throughout your time at Airbus you will gain broad exposure to our day to day operations and management of Aircraft production, as well experiencing placements in our Supply Chain Operations teams.  At the same time, you will develop a range of skills and techniques including problem solving, application of learning tools, lean methodologies, and project management, to map the existing processes in place, and make improvements for processes in the future.

 

You gain…

Airbus is leading the way with this Programme through which you will achieve a Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Business Management. You will also have the opportunity to gain professional accreditation with the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Apprentices study towards ILM Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management and ILM Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management.  This is awarded from Swansea University.

The Apprenticeship is delivered via a combination of college based study and on-the-job practice. You will apply your studies on-the-job across a wide variety of business areas at our world leading aircraft manufacturer site in Broughton (near Chester), North Wales, and attend college at our training partners local facility at Coleg Cambria.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • Three A Levels at grade B or above with one being in Business Studies and a further three subjects such as IT, Economics, English Language, Maths or Welsh Baccalaureate.

Or

  •  A Business BTEC Extended Diploma (18 Units) DDM grade can be accepted as an alternative to the three A Levels.

Digital and Technology Solutions Apprenticeship (Broughton and Filton)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

Our apprenticeship programmes could be the first step towards a long and rewarding career with Airbus.  You will receive an excellent training regime, which will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to enable you to make an immediate contribution upon entering the workplace.

 

Tasks:

This apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of on the job training at Airbus, and college based learning on day release over the duration of the four-year programme.

Our Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprentices work within a multi-disciplinary team on products and solutions to keep the Airbus IT Industrial landscape running smoothly, reliably, and efficiently.

If based at our Filton (Bristol) site, you will study via our training partner Weston College (UCW). At Broughton, you will study via our training partner Bangor University and Grwp Llandrillo Menai.

 

You gain…

During this apprenticeship, you will gain a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions, as well as professional experience. Course fees will be covered by Airbus. You will also receive a competitive salary and gain new skills through vocational training. The onsite work will be carried out at one of our state of the art facilities in Filton (Bristol) or Broughton (near Chester)

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • 3 A-Levels as grade C or above, preferably in Maths, Sciences and IT.

Or

  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in an IT/Digital subject, at minimum MMM grade.

Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (Broughton and Filton)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

 

We want to make sure you have a promising career ahead of you at Airbus, and that’s why our unique Engineering Degree Apprenticeship offers a full degree with no fees, plus vocational training with a regular salary. By the end of the three or four year period you’ll not only gain hands-on industry experience, but also receive a BEng Honours Degree and other qualifications from one of our partner universities depending on which programme you are enrolled.

 

You gain…

If based at our Broughton site (near Chester), you will be studying towards your degree at Coleg Cambria, which is accredited by our university partner Swansea University, and will have a unique opportunity to couple this learning with practical, industry-based work that will take place at our Broughton site.

If based at our Filton (Bristol) site, you will be studying at our training partner and the University of the West of England (UWE) and Weston College, to achieve your degree, and your industry based work takes place at our Filton site.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • 112 Combined UCAS points, made up of A-Level Grade B minimum in Maths, and Grade C minimum in Physics or Chemistry, with a further A-Level/AS-Level/BTEC Diploma.

Or

  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in an Engineering Subject at minimum grade DMM, where the Distinction grade is in Further Mathematics.

Or

  • Access to HE - Minimum 30 Level 3 credits, with 15 in Maths and 15 in a Science or Technology subject.

Or

  • Baccalaureate IB - Minimum H5 grade in Mathematics, and a minimum H3 grade in either Biology, Chemistry, Comp Science, Physics.

And

  • GSCE - Minimum Grade 4/C English, and Grade 5/B Maths.

Procurement & Supply Chain Management (Filton)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

 

Our apprenticeship programme could be the first step towards a long and rewarding career with Airbus, just as it has been for many of our current senior management team! You will receive an excellent training regime, which will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to enable you to make and immediate contribution upon entering the workplace.

Airbus has a supply chain that boasts suppliers from all over the world. The supply chain is managed in the UK and delivers into the Airbus Wing manufacturing plant in Broughton for onward delivery to Final Assembly Lines located in France, Germany, USA, Canada and China.

 

You gain…

Throughout this apprenticeship, you will gain a full understanding of manufacturing and engineering with a focus on Procurement and Supply Chain Operations, and learn how to apply this knowledge within a world leading business environment.

BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain Leadership delivered by Leeds Trinity University and Supply Chain Academy.  Study is via a combination of block release weeks at the university and on-the-job work experience at our world leading engineering and manufacturing site in Filton, Bristol with all course fees covered by Airbus.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Three A-Levels – a minimum of two B’s and one C. A-levels in Business, Economics, Maths or Physics would be an advantage. 

 

Supply Chain Operations (Filton)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

 

 

Our apprenticeship programme could be the first step towards a long and rewarding career with Airbus, just as it has been for many of our current senior management team! You will receive an excellent training regime, which will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to enable you to make and immediate contribution upon entering the workplace.

During this four-year programme, you will gain valuable experience working within the vital Supply Chain department for Airbus UK. You will be working on the supply chain for Wings, Landing Gear and Fuel Systems on all Airbus Commercial Aircraft.

Airbus has a supply chain that boasts suppliers from all over the world. The supply chain is managed in the UK and delivers into the Airbus Wing manufacturing plant in Broughton for onward delivery to Final Assembly Lines located in France, Germany, USA, Canada and China.

Throughout this apprenticeship, you will gain a full understanding of manufacturing and engineering with a focus on Supply Chain Operations, and learn how to apply this knowledge within a 'virtual factory' environment.

 

You gain…

During your apprenticeship, you will work towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering through the Applied Engineering Programme delivered by Warwick University, studying via a combination of block release weeks at the university and on-the-job work at our world leading engineering and manufacturing site in Filton, Bristol, with all course fees covered by Airbus.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two A-Levels at grade B in Maths and grade C in Physics

Higher Apprenticeships

 

Plant Engineering & Manufacturing Aerospace Apprenticeship (Filton)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020
 

Joining an Airbus Apprenticeship programme could be the ideal start to your career, just as it has been for many of our Senior Managers today! Our Apprentices receive second to none training, gaining the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to make an immediate contribution when you enter the workforce.

An Airbus Plant Engineering & Manufacturing Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to gain qualifications with no fees, whilst acquiring new skills through vocational training, and a regular salary.

This exciting programme is your first step towards becoming an Aerospace Engineer. Through the 4 year programme, you will gain a Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering, and a HNC in Engineering.  With onsite work to be carried out in the Airbus facility at Filton.

 

On completion of our 48 month programme you will become an Aerospace Engineer with Level 2 Diploma and HNC qualifications.

Following successful completion of this programme the typical roles you may go into could include a broad variety of exciting career paths - Manufacturing Engineer to Quality Engineer; Manufacturing Production Engineer to Test and Commissioning Engineer; Manufacturing Procurement Engineer to Supply Chain & Logistics Engineer – the opportunities are endless!


Tasks

The Apprenticeship will be made up of a combination of day release at Weston College, and work placements in the Filton Plant.  You will undertake rotational placements around the various core functions of the Filton Plant, i.e. Engineering, Manufacturing Quality, Programme and Supply Chain Logistics and a placement outside of the Filton Plant.

During the last 6 months of the Programme, you will be in your final department with a view to developing your skills and competencies in readiness for the next steps in your career.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

 


Skills

In order to be eligible for this exciting apprenticeship, you must have a minimum of either:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or 4 or above, which must include Maths, English Language and Science. If Science was taken as single subjects one of these must be Physics.
  • Plus 1 A level in Maths or Science.
  • or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC Level 3 qualification.


Please note that you must also include a cover letter as part of your application for this programme which demonstrates your interest in aerospace and motivation to join the apprenticeship programme.

 

We love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

 


Contact

Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to access and participate fully in the recruitment process. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email to Apprentices@airbus.com. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

 

Quality Engineering Apprenticeship (Filton)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

 

Our apprenticeship programme could be the first step towards a long and rewarding career with Airbus, just as it has been for many of our current senior management team! You will receive an excellent training regime that will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to enable you to make and immediate contribution upon entering the workplace.

 

Tasks:

Your first year on this Quality Engineering Apprenticeship programme will predominantly be spent offsite at Weston College.

The remaining three years will be spent at the Airbus facility at Filton, working a part of a transnational quality organisation undertaking various quality assurance activities in support of the business such as Advance Product Quality Planning, Process Quality Management, application of Practical Problem Solving Techniques, Design Assurance Independent Monitoring and reporting.  There will also be the opportunity of experiencing other aspects of the Airbus Engineering business such as Aircraft Programme Configuration Management.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

 

You gain…

This apprenticeship is your first step towards becoming a quality engineer. Through the four-year programme, you will gain a Higher National Certificate in Engineering Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering with onsite work will be carried out in the Engineering Quality Airframe, Landing Gear and Programme Configuration Change departments at Airbus Filton

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Five GCSE's at grade 9-4, including English, Maths and Science. Maths is advised at grade 5.

Or

  • One A-Level in Maths or Science

Or

  • 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC Level 3 qualification

 

GSCE/Craft Apprenticeships

 

Craft Manufacturing Aero Apprenticeship – (Broughton)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

 

Our apprenticeship programme could be the first step towards a long and rewarding career with Airbus, just as it has been for many of our current senior management team! You will receive an excellent training regime that will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to enable you to make and immediate contribution upon entering the workplace.

 

Tasks:

Your first year on this Manufacturing Aero Apprenticeship programme will predominantly be spent at our partner college (Coleg Cambria)  to achieve the Level 2 Foundation course; learning about engineering operations, and achieving a number of technical units towards your national diploma.

Once the foundation phase is complete, you will move into the Manufacturing Plant facility at our site in Broughton near Chester, to work alongside our skilled fitters and operators. Here you'll learn a range of different skills and methods which will enable you to complete your level 3 vocational qualification.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

 

You gain…

This three-year programme will provide you a clear pathway to become a skilled Aircraft Fitter with Airbus. During this apprenticeship, you will gain an NVQ 3 Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering and a National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.  You may also have the opportunity to obtain an additional Electrical Unit at a Level 3. All course fees for these qualifications will be covered by Airbus.

On completion of the programme, you will become a Skilled Aircraft Fitter.  You will either work on the drill off and assembly of both metallic and composite components of the wing box structure, or you will work on the installation and testing of the Aircraft flying controls, fuel and electrical systems.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • Five GCSEs at Grade C or 4, which must include Maths, English Language and Science (either core and additional/double award, or physics).

We can also consider other qualifications such as Engineering BTEC Level 2, Engineering Diploma, Principle Learning, PEO Level 2 and Pathways to Apprenticeships as two GCSEs. Alternative qualifications must be in addition to the core GCSE subjects stated above.

Customer Services Engineering Apprenticeship (Filton)

Customer Services Engineering Apprenticeship (Filton)

 

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

 

Our apprenticeship programme could be the first step towards a long and rewarding career with Airbus, just as it has been for many of our current senior management team! You will receive an excellent training regime, which will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to enable you to make and immediate contribution upon entering the workplace.

During the 40 month Customer Services Engineering Apprenticeship Programme, you will get to work with our talented team of professionals here at Airbus. You will be responsible for any Airbus aircraft across the whole fleet, supporting both current production aircraft and an ageing fleet, as well as providing technical support to both suppliers and internal customer services colleagues.

You gain…

You will study with our Educational Training Partner - Weston College - to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering that will help you towards a long and successful career with Airbus. Your industry-based work takes place at our site in Filton, Bristol.

Minimum requirements

  • Five GCSEs at Grade C or 4, which must include Maths, English Language and Science. If Science was taken as single subjects one of these must be Physics.

Or

  • Two GCSE's at grade C in Maths and English plus a BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Able to work as part of a team.

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Broughton)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

Our apprenticeship programme could be the first step towards a long and rewarding career with Airbus, just as it has been for many of our current senior management team! You will receive an excellent training regime that will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to enable you to make and immediate contribution upon entering the workplace.

 

Tasks:

 

During your time in the Airbus factory as an Engineering Technician Apprentice you can expect to work within all of the Broughton production areas and may include activities such as;

  • Maintaining and supporting the production machinery, jigs and tooling;
  • Turning, milling, and grinding to carry out the repair of Jigs and fixtures;
  • Responding to asset breakdowns;
  • Ensure that the PPM plan is carried out to a high competent level and in a safe efficient manner. 

As an apprentice on the Mechanical or Electrical Maintenance pathway, your training will develop your ability to demonstrate effective troubleshooting on all plant assets including automated manufacturing systems, multi axis machining centres and treatments plants. Whilst day-to-day fault diagnosing within a highly competent team you will maintain technical specialist equipment, such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), computerised systems and robotic devices.

 

You gain…

Our Craft Apprenticeship programme offers you the chance to gain qualifications with no fees, whilst acquiring new skills through vocational training, and a regular salary.

There are two options that you can take for this apprenticeship:

  • The Electrical Maintenance programme, working to gain a NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma (in Engineering Maintenance), plus a National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering and an HNC in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Pathway).
  • The Mechanical Maintenance programme, working to gain a NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma (in Engineering Maintenance), plus a National Diploma in Engineering and an HNC in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Pathway).

During either of these four-year programmes you will study towards an initial Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations. The first year will be spent with our partner college, Coleg Cambria (Deeside Campus) completing this qualification before you come to us to start the ‘hands on’ part of your apprenticeship. 

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

In order to be eligible for this exciting Apprenticeship opportunity, you must have a minimum of either:

  • Five GCSE’s including Grade B or 6 in Maths, Grade C or 4/5 in English Language and Science, plus other subjects at grade C or 4

Or

  • GCSE’s at Grade C or 4/5 in Maths and English Language, plus a BTEC L3 Diploma in an Engineering discipline

We can consider other qualifications such as Engineering BTEC Level 2, or an Engineering Diploma as an alternative to two GCSEs. Alternative qualifications must be in addition to the core GCSE subjects stated above.

Plant Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeship (Filton)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

 

Our apprenticeship programme could be the first step towards a long and rewarding career with Airbus, just as it has been for many of our current senior management team! You will receive an excellent training regime, which will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to enable you to make and immediate contribution upon entering the workplace.

 

Tasks:

Your first year on this Plant Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeship programme will predominantly be spent working offsite at college.

In second and third years, you will rotate around a number of operational areas to develop skills and knowledge required to successfully integrate into the Plant. During this time apprentice’s work within the Operational Teams putting together the components and sub-assemblies that go into the finished aircraft. You will be required to work to manufacturing and engineering instructions and drawings.

You will learn new skills including:

  • Drilling, reaming and countersinking.
  • Riveting bolting & sealing.
  • Use of automated drilling equipment.
  • Electrical assembly and wire harness installation
  • System function testing.

Due to the nature of some of the tasks you need to be comfortable with working at height or in confined spaces when required. A color blindness test may also be required.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

 

You gain…

Throughout this three-year programme you will work towards becoming an Aircraft Fitter (Mechanical & Electrical). What’s more, you will also study towards a Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing (Competence) as well as a Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation (Knowledge) with onsite work will be carried out in the Industrial facilities at Airbus Filton Plant, with all course fees to be covered by Airbus.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • Five GCSEs at Grade C or 4, which must include Maths, English Language and Science. If Science was taken as single subjects one of these must be Physics.

Or

  • Two GCSE's at grade C in Maths and English plus a BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering

Defence and Space (only)

 

Technical Apprenticeship (Farnborough, Portsmouth and Stevenage)

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

 

Airbus is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, so what better way to start your technical apprenticeship than with an industry leader.

Being a Technical Apprentice at Airbus means you’ll get to develop both mechanical and electrical skills within the three year programme. You will be immersed in a stimulating manufacturing environment based at either our Farnborough, Portsmouth or Stevenage sites. Over the course of the apprenticeship, you will study towards a minimum of BTEC L3 and a maximum of HNC L4 level, depending on your prior educational attainment.

During the first year, you will gain both academic knowledge and practical experience. For years two and three, you will be on a day-release programme, structured to give you a unique chance to experience different areas of the business and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how Airbus works. The exciting projects you could be getting involved in during your placement include:

  • Panel structure build involving composite techniques and carbon fibre filament winding
  • Assembly of solar array drive mechanisms, antenna deployment and trimming mechanism
  • Integration and assembly of chemical propulsion systems
  • Manufacture of dual and multiple layer insulation and integration on spacecraft 
  • Material treatments including grit blasting of metallic items before application of corrosion inhibiting primers and paints
  • Satellite mechanical engineering


Minimum requirements:

  • At least five GCSEs (achieved or predicted) including a Grade 5/6 (B) in Maths and English.
  • Passion for engineering, which you will be able to demonstrate through your educational choices or hobbies. For example, you may have been part of an engineering club at school or perhaps you enjoy fixing mechanical and electrical things in your spare time.

 

Partner College/University:

The study element of this apprenticeship will take place at one of the following colleges depending on whether your apprenticeship is based at Farnborough, Portsmouth or Stevenage:

  • Farnborough College of Technology (Farnborough) or
  • Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City (Stevenage) or
  • CEMAST College, Lee-on-the-Solent (Portsmouth)

 

Applications open soon, stay tuned! 

Helicopters (only)

 

Engineering Apprenticeship

Applications will open later in 2019.

 

We usually employ four apprentices every other year. Our apprenticeship program is four years in total. At the end of the apprenticeship, you will be Aircraft Maintenance Certifying Engineer and go on to have several “Type Ratings” on our helicopters. Our apprenticeship is in two parts. The first two years are dedicated to obtaining an EASA CAT A Licence. The final two years will require the knowledge, skills learnt and portfolio of evidence gained in the first two years to progress further towards obtaining an EASA CAT B1.3 (Mechanical) or B2 (Avionics) Licence.

 

  • Year 1 and 2 (EASA CAT A Licence) The first two years are common to Avionic and Mechanical apprentices. The first 9 months are almost exclusively spent away from the AIRBUS (Helicopters) working environment with our training provider. Apprentices will work on helicopters and associated workshops, learning theoretical and practical engineering tasks with our training provider. This apprentice foundation phase will  include two blocks of workplace training consisting of 18-20 days each working in a real world Part 145 AIRBUS (Helicopters) installation and maintenance environment. Apprentices will develop knowledge and competencies delivered through classroom training, practical tasks assessed under Part 66 CAA regulations. Their competencies will be recorded in the MTEL (Maintenance Training Experience Log).

 

Gateway 1 is conducted after approximately 9 months to confirm apprentices progress before moving onto the development competence phase. Developmental competence requires the apprentice to gather evidence of occupational competence and complete a series of knowledge performance and skills assessments and then assessed by occupationally competent assessors. After approximately 9 months, on the development competence phase, the apprentice will work at AIRBUS (Helicopters) in a Part 145 environment gaining evidence, competence and experience.

 

Gateway 2 is conducted 3 - 6 months before the end of year 2 by AIRBUS (Helicopters) to review competencies and apprentice progress before applying for the EPA (End Point Assessment).

 

EPA (CAT A) is an independent assessment by an external organisation which consists of a series of pre-determined tasks set by the EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) e.g. Royal Aeronautical Society. The assessment consists of a portfolio of evidence, storyboards and an oral board. On successful completion of the EPA the apprentice will achieve L2 and 3 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering and a CAT A licence.

 

  • Year 3 and 4 (EASA CAT A to CAT B) Approx. 462 days spent working in our maintenance and installation environment gaining experience for their CAP 741; with blocks of practical, off the job and theoretical training with our training provider. During this phase apprentices will develop knowledge and competencies delivered through classroom training, self-study, practical tasks assessed under Part 66 CAA regulations. Their competencies will be recorded in the MTEL (Maintenance Training Experience Log). Continuation of on the job training and assessment by mentors, culminating in Competency Evaluation by AIRBUS (Helicopters).

 

Gateway 1 is conducted to confirm developmental competence, this requires the apprentice to gather evidence of occupational competence and complete a series of knowledge performance and skills assessments and then assessed by occupationally competent assessors.

 

Gateway 2 is conducted 3 - 6 months before the end of year 4 by AIRBUS (Helicopters) to review competencies and apprentice progress before applying for the EPA (End Point Assessment).

 

EPA (CAT B) is an independent assessment by an external organisation which consists of a series of pre-determined tasks set by the EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) e.g. Royal Aeronautical Society. The assessment consists of a portfolio of evidence, storyboards and an oral board. On successful completion of the EPA the apprentice will achieve L4 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering and a CAT B1.3 (Mechanical) or B2 licence (Avionics).

 

Minimum requirements:

The minimum entry qualifications for our engineering apprentices are grade B GSCE in Maths and Physics and grade C in English.

Benefits

As an apprentice, you will always be rewarded for hard work. That’s why we will make sure you enjoy the following benefits:

Apprenticeship Benefits

In addition:

  • Discretionary company success sharing bonus
  • Optional participation in exceptional performance awards
  • Optional participation in company share purchase schemes.
  • Opportunities to help the local community include charity work and school volunteering.

Managing your application

We want you to tell us about yourself in your application, so here is some useful information to help you.

At Airbus, quality is always a priority. We will be selecting applicants based on their qualifications and the quality of their applications. So, please take time to ensure your application is the best representation of you, your skills and experiences in connection with the role you have selected.

 

Please note:

  • You must also include a cover letter as part of your application that demonstrates your interest in aerospace and motivation to join the apprenticeship programme.
  • You will also need to submit an up-to-date CV - this must include full details of your qualifications together with the grades achieved or predicted. 
  • One application! We love your interest in working for Airbus, but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you before submitting your application.
  • Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make further amendments.

 

Contact:

Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to access and participate fully in the recruitment process. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact, via email, Apprentices@airbus.com. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

 

Right to work in the UK

In the UK, Airbus offers a range of apprenticeship opportunities to all candidates who meet the Airbus apprenticeship entry requirements.  Should you be successful during the Recruitment and Selection process, you will be legally required to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.

Our apprenticeship roles do not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from those who require sponsorship to work in the UK. We recommend that you review the available options to come to the UK on the Home Office website link.

 What happens next?

We always correspond via email, so please make sure you provide the right email address with your application and regularly check your inbox for any messages from us. Don’t forget to keep an eye on your spam filters now and again to make sure none of our emails slip through the net.

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STEM Engagement

STEM Engagement with Young People

Airbus is proud to support schools and students in the local community and runs a number of initiatives to help promote STEM subjects.

We partner with organisations dedicated to STEM development including:

  • Engineering Development Trust (EDT)
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Engineering UK
  • Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW)
  • Women into Science and Engineering (WISE)
  • F1 in Schools
  • FIRST® LEGO® League
  • Flying Start Challenge
  • Industrial Cadets


We work with young people from 5 to 18 years old, in schools, colleges, community groups such as Beavers, or Guides to enthuse students into considering careers with a STEM field. We can fulfil most requests including:

  • Attending career fairs
  • Delivering workshops
  • Presenting on Airbus career routes
  • Prepping students through mock interviews
  • Offering young people to visit an Airbus site

 

Airbus Commercial:
Airbus has two commercial sites in Broughton, North Wales and Filton, Bristol.
We offer a wide range of STEM Engagement both onsite and offsite. Please discover what is available to you via the STEM Engagement Catalogue: 

 

To book any event, please complete the booking form and send to:


Filton:


Broughton:


Stevenage & Portsmouth:

  • For Enquires into STEM Engagement at Stevenage & Portsmouth please contact outreach@airbus.com

 

Work Experience for Pupils

Applications for 2020 in Broughton & Filton are now open: 

Apply now!

Airbus offers work experience opportunities for 14-19 year olds at its sites in Broughton, North Wales and Filton, Bristol.

Opportunities are open to students and young people currently studying at secondary school or college.

Placements are available in EngineeringManufacturingInformation ManagementCyber and, Facilities Management. Where possible we will endeavour to match you up with a host in an area of your interest, however this may not always be possible. 

 

We are pleased that our Work Experience programmes are accredited at Silver level by Industrial Cadets.

Industrial Cadets is an industry led accreditation for workplace experiences inspired by our Patron HRH The Prince of Wales, designed to create a skilled and motivated workforce. With issues across the UK such as youth employment and skills shortages, the programme addresses concerns by uniting young people and businesses, providing a structured approach to the development of a future talent pipeline.

DATES DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
17th – 20st February 2020 Friday 27th December 
6th – 9th April 2020 Friday 28th February 
22nd – 25th June 2020 Friday 24th April 2020 
6th – 9th July 2020 Friday 24th April 2020 
26th – 29th October 2020  Friday 31st July 2020

How to apply

Please email the completed form to workexperience@airbus.com. Please put in the email title Airbus WEX Broughton or Airbus WEX Filton along with your preferred dates.

Please note: we do not accept CV’s or Cover Letters. 

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