Plant Mechanical and Electrical Level 3 Apprenticeship at Airbus

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Plant Mechanical and Electrical Level 3 Apprenticeship

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! Our Apprentices receive second to none training, gaining the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to make an immediate contribution when you enter the workforce.

An Airbus Plant Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to gain qualifications with no fees, whilst acquiring new skills through vocational training, and a regular salary.

This exciting Programme is your first step towards becoming an Aircraft Fitter (Electrical & Mechanical). Through the 3 year Programme, you will gain a Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing (Competence) as well as a Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation (Knowledge) with onsite work will be carried out in the Industrial facilities at Airbus Filton Plant.

On completion of our 38 month Programme you will become a Skilled Mechanical and Electrical Fitter with a Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace manufacturing and Aviation knowledge.


Your first year on this Plant Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeship Programme will predominantly be spent working offsite at college.

In second and third years, you will rotate around a number of operational areas to develop skills and knowledge required to successfully integrate into the Plant. During this time apprentice’s work within the Operational Teams putting together the components and sub-assemblies that go into the finished aircraft. You will be required to work to manufacturing and engineering instructions and drawings.

You will learn new skills including:

  • Drilling, reaming and countersinking.
  • Riveting bolting & sealing.
  • Use of automated drilling equipment.
  • Electrical assembly and wire harness installation
  • System function testing.
  • Due to the nature of some of the tasks you need to be comfortable with working at height or in confined spaces when required. A color blindness test may also be required.


In order to be eligible for this exciting apprenticeship, you must have a minimum of either:

  • Five GCSEs at Grade C or 4, which must include Maths, English Language and Science. If Science was taken as single subjects one of these must be Physics.


  • Two GCSE's at grade C in Maths and English plus a BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering.

Please note that you must also include a cover letter as part of your application for this Apprenticeship which demonstrates your interest in aerospace and motivation to join the Programme.

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It ...Count!


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 Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.

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.

About Airbus Operations Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. 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 space.

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