Craft Apprenticeship: Plant Service Centre (Electrical Maintenance)
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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.
Description of the job
Working Time: Full time
Work Experience: Not specified
Start date: September 2019
Closing date for applications: 3rd March 2019
Launch an exciting career by joining our Airbus Apprenticeship programme! 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 Craft Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to gain qualifications with no fees, whilst acquiring new skills through vocational training, and a regular salary.
As a Plant Electrical Maintenance Craft Apprentice at Airbus you will follow the Maintenance programme, to gain a NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma (in Engineering Electrical Maintenance), plus a Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering and a HNC in Electrical Engineering.
Your first year on the Plant Electrical Maintenance Craft Apprenticeship programme will be spent at college completing the Level 2 Foundation course; learning about engineering operations and achieving a number of technical certificates and company required qualifications.
As an apprentice following the Plant Electrical Maintenance programme, you will attend Coleg Cambria (Deeside Campus), and on completion of our 38 month programme will become a Skilled Electrical Maintenance Fitter.
Tasks & accountabilities
During your time in the Airbus factory, Plant Electrical Craft Apprentices work within all of the Broughton production areas maintaining and supporting the production machinery and tooling.
As a Maintenance Electrician, you will be responsible for carrying out routine planned Preventative Planned Maintenance (PPM) and reactive breakdown repairs on all Industrial Maintenance assets with the Airbus Broughton plant.
Your main duties will be to respond to asset breakdowns and ensure that the PPM plan is carried out to a high competent level and in a safe efficient manner. Through your training they will have the ability to demonstrate effective troubleshooting on all plant assets including automated manufacturing systems, multi axis machining centers 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.
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.
In order to be eligible for this exciting apprenticeship opportunity, candidates must have a minimum of five GCSEs including:
Grade B or 6 in Maths, or Grade C or 4 in Maths plus a BTEC Level 2 in Engineering.
Grade C or 4 in English Language and Science (either core and additional / double award, or Physics is Science was taken as individual subjects), plus other subjects at grade C or 4.
We can consider other qualifications such as Engineering BTEC Level 2, Engineering Diploma, Principle Learning, PEO Level individual subjects), 2 and Pathways to Apprenticeships as two GCSEs. Alternative qualifications must be in addition to the core GCSE subjects stated above.
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.
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