Engineering Degree Apprenticeship at Airbus

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Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Launch an exciting career by joining our Airbus Apprenticeship Programme! 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.

Our Engineering Degree Apprenticeship offers a full degree with no fees, plus vocational training with a regular salary. Airbus is leading the way with this unique 40 month Programme through which you will achieve a BEng (Hons) Advanced Manufacturing Operations and Performing Engineering Operations Level, and work towards a professional IEng level award.

This specialist Programme is designed to develop high level aeronautical engineering skills by combining academic and vocational studies in aeronautical engineering.

You will be studying towards your degree at Coleg Cambria, which is accredited by our university partner Swansea University, and will have a unique opportunity to couple this learning with practical, industry-based work that will take place at our world leading aircraft manufacturing site in Broughton, (near Chester) North Wales.


At our Broughton Wing Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, you'll undertake a range of on-site placements and have the opportunity to cover a number of disciplines that will allow you to gain broad exposure of our world class Airbus commercial Aircraft Programmes and work alongside our world-leading experts in aerospace.

The types of placements you could have will encompass the following disciplines;

  • Wing Manufacturing
  • Wing Design
  • Wing Quality
  • Engineering
  • Lineside Production Enablement
  • In-service Support
  • Programme Management and Planning

During a placement with Programme Management and Planning, you will have the opportunity to support the implementation of any adaptations to the shop floor working environment required as a result of programme changes and/or new products being introduced into the production lines.

At Wing Quality Engineering, you'll be supporting Quality product improvements; working on adaptations to Wing design and cost improvement projects.

The Lineside Production Enablement team are responsible for the insertion of new technology sets (e.g., robotics, 3D printing) to enhance production capability. During your time with them, you will have the opportunity to work with the team responsible for the design of the working environment and ensuring it is as effective as possible to support our dedicated production teams build our exciting products of the future.

In addition to your work placements and studies, there are a number of excellent training opportunities open to you that cover a variety of subjects, as well as encouraging you to get involved in extra-curricular education and community projects designed to broaden your experience and help you develop both your professional and personal skills along the way.


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

112 Combined UCAS points, made up of A-Level Grade B minimum in Maths, and Grade C minimum in Physics or Chemistry, with a further A-Level/AS-Level/BTEC Diploma.
BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in an Engineering Subject at minimum grade D*D*D*.
Access to HE - Minimum 30 Level 3 credits, with 15 in Maths and 15 in a Science or Technology subject.
Baccalaureate IB - Minimum H5 grade in Mathematics, and a minimum H3 grade in either Biology, Chemistry, Comp Science, Physics.
Minimum Grade 4/C English, and Grade 5/B Maths.

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

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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