Craft Apprenticeship: Mechanical and Electrical Aircraft Fitter (A400M)
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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
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 Craft Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to gain qualifications with no fees, whilst acquiring new skills through
vocational training, and a regular salary.
On the Mechanical and Electrical Aircraft Fitter Apprenticeship at Airbus you will gain a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
(Aeronautical Engineering) and a NVQ Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.
On completion of our 38 month programme you will become a Skilled Aircraft Fitter with Electrical and Mechanical qualifications.
Apprentices on this programme study at City of Bristol College to achieve their qualifications, and their industry based work
takes place at our Airbus A400M Aircraft facility at our site in Filton, Bristol.
Your first year on this Craft Apprenticeship programme will predominantly be spent at our partner college to achieve the Level 2
Foundation course; learning about engineering operations, and achieving a number of technical certificates and company
Once the foundation phase is complete, our Craft Apprentices move into the A400M facility at our site in Filton 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.
In order to be eligible for this apprenticeship candidates must have a minimum of:
Craft Apprenticeship: Mechanical and Electrical Aircraft Fitter
– Six GCSEs at Grade C or 4, which must include Maths, English Language and Science (either core and additional/double
award, or physics).
– 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.
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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