An aerospace Apprenticeship offers an exciting hands on career route into a diverse, challenging but rewarding industry. If you’re looking to get your career off to a flying start, then an aerospace Apprenticeship can give you a head start.
What does an Aerospace Apprenticeship involve?
An aerospace Apprenticeship gives school and college leavers a credible alternative to university. If full time study isn’t what your looking for then an aerospace Apprenticeship could be the answer.
Aerospace Apprenticeships involve part time academic study and employment in an aerospace role. Throughout your Apprenticeship you’ll gain highly sought skills, essential work experience and a nationally recognised qualification that are all relevant to the aerospace industry and did we mention you’ll even get paid?
Apprenticeship frameworks are gradually being replaced by Apprenticeship standards. It is expected that by 2020 all frameworks will no longer be in use. The Institute for Apprenticeships are overseeing the transition.
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New Aerospace Apprenticeship Standards available
Apprenticeship standards will monitor the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours to ensure the employers and the apprentices needs are met and that the apprentice is competent in fulfilling the job role leading to a long and successful career in the industry the apprentice has undertook.
The following aerospace Apprenticeship standards are available –
Aerospace Engineer – Level 6
As an aerospace engineer you’ll generally be working within a specific field of engineering such as design and stress, airframe, manufacturing, systems integration or support engineering. As an aerospace engineer you’ll be interpreting engineering drawings and data whilst gaining experience and skills.
Aerospace Software Development Engineer – Level 6
An aerospace software development engineer provides support to the aerospace industry by developing software and influencing the modification and manufacturing of the aerospace product.
Engineering Technician – Level 3
Engineering technicians within the aerospace industry solve engineering and manufacturing problems while making technical contributions to a range of disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.
Non-destructive Testing Operative – Level 2
Non-destructive testing operatives are involved heavily in product technology. You will be inspecting materials, welds and components to ensure they are well constructed and safe.
Non-destructive Testing Engineering Technician – Level 3
Non-destructive testing engineering technicians has similar job roles to the operative level 2 Apprenticeship however you’ll also be responsive in supervising technical operations of the operative staff and junior staff members.