Craft Apprenticeship 10384388
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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
Airbus Defence and Space offers the opportunity to join the Craft Apprenticeship at the Stevenage site. This is a great
opportunity if you have a preference for a career in a predominantly hands-on environment.
This is a 3 year scheme with the first two years spent undertaking day release at Oaklands College where you will gain
academic qualifications and practical training. You will be studying towards the Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering.
The time you spend onsite will be spent in the cleanrooms where you will gain hands on experience in the following areas:
¤ Panel and Structure Build learning composite techniques and Carbon Fibre Filament Winding
¤ Assembly of Solar Array Drive Mechanisms and Antenna Deployment and Trimming Mechanism involving both mechanical
and electrical processes
¤ Integration and Assembly of Chemical Propulsion Systems along with Hybrid Propulsion involving electrical harness assembly
and orbital welding of propulsion pipework
¤ Manufacture of Dual and Multiple Layer insulation and integration onto spacecraft
¤ Material treatments including grit blasting of metallic items before application of corrosion inhibiting primers and paints
Your final year is spent onsite in one specific placement within Assembly Integration and Test (AIT) where you will gain a
comprehensive knowledge of the area you’re deemed best suited and have excelled in.
To apply, you must have or be predicted at least 5 GCSE’s with a Grade C or 4 in Maths and English.
You will demonstrate a passion for Engineering either through hobbies or your educational choices. For example, if you have
been involved with an Engineering club at school, if you are a member of a society or you simply enjoy fixing things either from a
mechanical or electrical perspective.
Please include a cover letter in your application to demonstrate your interest in engineering and motivation for a career within the
The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance
with business needs.
Please note the closing date for applications to this position is 9th March 2018.
Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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.
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