Customer Services: Spares Engineering Apprenticeship 10360102
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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. We consider our apprentices to be ideally qualified, with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to
enable them to make an immediate contribution when they enter the workforce.
An Airbus Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to gain qualifications with no fees, whilst acquiring new skills through
vocational training, and a regular salary.
Within Customer Services, In-Service Support are responsible for any Airbus aircraft across the whole fleet; to support both
current production aircraft and an ageing fleet. Spares Engineering Apprentices will provide technical support to both suppliers
and internal Customer Services colleagues.
As a Spares Engineering Apprentice working in Customer Services at Airbus you will gain a Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in
Engineering Technical Support, on completion of our 40 month programme. Spares Engineering Apprentices study at City of
Bristol College to achieve their qualifications, and their industry based work takes place at our world leading aircraft
manufacturer site in Filton, Bristol.
Your first year on the Spares Engineering Apprenticeship programme will be spent completing the Level 2 Foundation course in
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. You will then go on to develop your skill and technical knowledge through a combination
of college study and on the job work and training.
Alongside your studies you can expect to undertake a number of work placements at Airbus within the following areas of
– Systems and structural maintenance
– Service bulletin for modifications
– Ground support tooling
– Technical data
– Spares engineering
In addition to your work placements and studies, apprentices will have a number of valuable training opportunities covering a
variety of subjects (e.g. quality, supply chain, repair solutions, design) as well as ad-hoc project work from a variety of sources
Part of the future role of a Spares Engineering Apprentice will involve working with suppliers to establish an understanding of
capability and manufacturing capacity, and become familiar with the variety of manufacturing techniques.
In order to be eligible for this apprenticeship candidate must have a minimum of:
– Six GCSEs at Grade C or 4, which must include Maths, English Language and Science (core and additional, or physics if taken
as separate 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.
Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to access and participate fully in the recruitment
process. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email Apprentices@airbus.com. 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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