Craft Apprenticeship: Aerostructures 10386165
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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: 23rd February 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.
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 an Aerostructures Craft Apprentice at Airbus you will gain a Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma (Aeronautical Engineering) and
a National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.
On completion of the 38month programme you will become a Skilled Aircraft Fitter working on the drill off and assembly of both
metallic and composite components to produce the wing box structure on our Airbus aircraft.
Craft Apprentices on the Aerostructures programme study at Coleg Cambria (Deeside Campus) to achieve their qualifications,
and their industry based work takes place at our world leading aircraft manufacturer site in Broughton, North Wales.
Your first year on the Aerosystems Craft Apprenticeship programme will be spent completing the Level 2 Foundation course at
Coleg Cambria, learning about engineering operations, and achieving a number of technical certificates and company required
Our Aerostructures Craft Apprentices then go on to join a skilled Airbus team, working within the wing production areas on 6
month rotations to allow you to gain all the relevant skills to complete your qualifications, whilst attending college on a day
release programme alongside.
During your time in the Airbus factory, Aerostructures Craft Apprentices are involved in manufacturing the wings of the A380,
A350, A330 and the Single Aisle family. Tasks you’ll carry out as part of your role in the factory include the setting of templates
and jigs, drilling off, and assembly of the wing box components (spars, stringers, ribs, pylon, wing skins).
In order to be eligible for this apprenticeship candidates must have a minimum of:
– Six GCSEs at Grade C or 4, which must include Maths, English Language and Science (either core and additional / double
award, or Physics is Science was taken as individual subjects).
– We can 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
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.
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