Business Apprenticeship: Industrialisation and Business Support 10386162
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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of
around 134,000. 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
Description of the job
Start date: September 2018
Closing date for applications: 9th March 2018
Make you career fly 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.
Our Business Apprentices will join the Airbus Plant Industrialisation and Business Management team; who are responsible for
major cost-reduction projects, savings of tens of millions of Euros for the company. The activities covered by the team are
broadly divided into three areas, which you’ll gain experience in during the course of your apprenticeship; Project Teams, Master
Production Scheduling and Lean Operations.
Our Business Apprenticeship: Industrialisation and Business Support programme offers a full degree with no fees, plus
vocational training with a regular salary. Airbus is leading the way with this programme through which you will achieve a BA
(Hons) in Leadership and Management from the University of Chester, whilst applying your studies on-the-job across a wide
variety of business areas at our world leading aircraft manufacturer site in Broughton, North Wales.
During your time on the programme you can also achieve professional accreditation with the Institute of Leadership and
Management (ILM), and will work towards an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 4 Diploma in Principles of
Leadership & Management, and an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management.
Throughout your time at Airbus you will gain broad exposure to our day to day operations and management of Aircraft
production. Business Apprentices will be involved in strategy development, as well as modification of product and plant
industrialisaiton projects (e.g., step change), which will involve:
Programme management: Supporting the planning and implementation of any adaptations to the shop floor working environment
required as a result of programme changes and/or new products being introduced into the production lines. In addition to
physical working environment adaptations, this will involve elements such as resource adaptation and delivery timings.
Project management: Working in multifunctional teams to implement the identified required changes into the production line.
(e.g., adaptations to the tools or jigs). It will be the role of our Business Apprentices to support, and eventually lead these change
To achieve the above, you’ll 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
In order to be eligible for this apprenticeship, candidates must have a minimum of:
– Two A-Levels at grade B, including Business Studies and a related subject such as IT, Economics, English Language or
– Six GCSEs at grade C or 4, or above, which must include Maths and English Language.
– Alternatively a Business BTEC Extended Diploma at grade triple Distinction can be accepted as an alternative to the two A
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.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications
irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.