Gatwick Airport

Programmes Offered: Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Locations: Gatwick
Industry: Engineering & Manufacturing

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About Gatwick Airport

Do you have a passion for engineering, constructions or project management, an enquiring mind and innovative approach to tasks, plus excellent communication skills? Then a career in a 24 hour, fast-paced environment like Gatwick could be just what you're looking for.

At Gatwick we're dedicated to shaping the future of world travel and delivering the highest possible standards. Our engineers work round the clock, 365 days a year and are essential to the smooth running of the airport. This means having a well-trained, motivated team of technicians to ensure the equipment at our airport is safe, reliable and works when it should!

We run an exciting four-year programme which offers you the chance to earn while you train and get a nationally recognised qualification at the end of the course.

Who we are looking for?

Are you the type of person who can:

  • Attend college regularly, work hard and ensure your assessments are completed to the highest standards?
  • Work as part of a team?
  • Take personal responsibility for working safely and follow the company's health and safety policies at all times?
  • Be flexible and helpful?
  • Maintain high professional standards at all times?

If you answered yes to the above, here's what you will be doing:

First year: Training full time at East Surrey College in BTEC General Engineering.
Second year: On-site training at the airport, spending three months at a time in different engineering departments. Continuing with BTEC General Engineering.
Third year: Ongoing training within engineering departments at the airport. Starting NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance and one day a week at college to study HNC in Engineering.
Fourth year: Ongoing placements within engineering departments at the airport. One day a week at college to complete HNC in Engineering and competing NVQ.

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Latest Reviews from Gatwick Airport

  • Engineering Technician

    The role involves carrying out planned preventative and correctional maintenance tasks on a diverse range of engineering assets around Gatwick airport. Having 8 individual engineering departments acro...

    9 /10
  • Engineering Apprentice

    Each day is different and varies depending on if you are working a day shift or a night and also where you are working. We get the opportunity to work on systems all over the airport. This includes ...

    9.3 /10
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    My role as an engineering Apprentice at Gatwick Airport is shadowing experienced technicians and assisting them in their day to day duties. Depending on the day we would be doing different jobs and so...

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