Engineering Apprenticeship (Portsmouth) 10384387
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Engineering Apprenticeship (Portsmouth)
Reference Code 10384387 SJ EN EXT 2
– Site: Airbus Defence & Space Portsmouth
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Apprentice – UK
Apprenticeship / Full time
No work experience
HUMAN RESOURCES / HR Expertise
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 embark on an exciting Engineering Apprenticeship within the space sector
specifically focusing on the manufacture of satellites at our Portsmouth site.
The first year of the Apprenticeship will be spent full time at a college local to the respective site you have applied for and will
encompass both academic and practical training elements in a variety of topics including Computer Aided Design,
Manufacturing, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
On successful completion of the first year at college, you will have achieved the Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) and
BTEC National in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Qualifications.
The final two years of the scheme will be spent undertaking various rotations across the business whilst concurrently completing
a day release course at college working towards achieving an NVQ Level 3 and a HNC in Mechanical and Electrical
Through onsite placements you will cover many disciplines ranging from design, manufacturing and Assembly, Integration and
Test (AIT) to Engineering, Quality Assurance and Cost Engineering. There are currently 32 placement opportunities across the
business. Placements opportunities can include:
¤ Satellite Mechanical Engineering
¤ Electrical Test
¤ Mechanical Engineering Structures and many more.
To apply, you must have or be predicted at least 5 GCSE’s with a Grade B or 6 in Maths and a Grade C or 4 in English and a
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. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible
facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. 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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