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Aerospace Engineer Apprentice






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37 hours per week.



Job Description:

You will be working for a large Aerospace and Defence Group, which is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea. They specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture. Their capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support. Aerospace Engineers will work primarily within a specific Engineering discipline, such as Airframe, Design and Stress, Systems Integration, Support Engineering, Quality or Advanced Manufacturing/Manufacturing Engineering. They will focus on all aspects related to the full lifecycle of systems and products. Aerospace Engineers must comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements. They must be able to use and interpret engineering data and documentation such as engineering drawings, reports and computer generated models. They will be expected to work both individually and as part of an Engineering team, often comprising several disparate Engineering disciplines. They will be expected to design, develop, specify, analyse, test, validate and modify designs and solutions to satisfy Customer requirements and In-Service Operations. You will be expected to be able to demonstrate a criteria of knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the Aerospace Engineer Standard upon completion of your apprenticeship.


The apprenticeship involves an initial period spent in the training school learning basic hand skills required for the role. You will complete relevant qualifications for the role. Equivalent to one day a week training.


You must have Academic qualifications of 96 UCAS points or above at A-Level standard or equivalent, to include Maths plus at least one further STEM based subject such as Physics, ICT, Computing, Electronics. You must have 5 GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4 including Mathematics, English Language and Double Science or equivalent. You should have good spelling, grammar and spoken communication, and must be able to demonstrate integrity, enthusiasm and dedication. They look for people who are more than just technically matched to the job. They look for people whose actions and values reflect our company values and who are passionate about developing themselves and others. You will need to be team orientated, a self-starter and able to show commercial awareness. You will bring drive, resilience and the ability to embrace opportunity and change.


Opportunities for further personal development are available following completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Additional Information:

28th February 2019. Applicants will need to provide appropriate documentation demonstrating their right to work in the UK. Successful candidates will join the company in September 2019 with apprenticeship contracts whilst on the programme. Benefits: Staff restaurant, Schemes for work-life balance: including flexible working, Staff discount scheme at various outlets, Occupational health services, Company pension scheme, Annual performance reviews, 25 days' annual leave entitlement plus eight statutory holidays, Car parking, Childcare vouchers, Employee assistance programme and Workplace banking in association with Barclays Bank.


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