Business Admin Apprenticeship - Level 3 (Wales)

by GE Aviation

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Job Details

30th June 2022
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5/6/7)
Business & Administration

Business Apprentice – Sourcing, Dowty

Here at GE Aviation Wales, we place a strong focus on providing career opportunities for our employees. Our apprenticeship, placement and work experience opportunities have been built to ensure the long-term success of our business by developing the next generation of talent.

If you join us, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead. Developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and cross-functionally with the highest calibre talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes.

If you’re passionate about generating advances in aviation to solve some of the world’s toughest problems and are looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE Aviation Wales as we rise to the challenge of building a world that works.

Our Business Administration Apprenticeships

Run in partnership with Coleg Y Cymoedd, our Business Administration Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established, global aviation company that prides itself on offering career opportunities for talented individuals.

As a Business Administration Apprentice you’ll get to experience a wide range of business areas including Office Services, Quality, Training, EHS, Safety and Operations.

During the programme you’ll spend 3 years rotating through a number of departments, where you’ll gain the skills and experiences needed to thrive in a business environment.

Do You Have What it Takes?

Our Business Administration Apprenticeship is a demanding scheme, which requires excellent communication skills – both written and oral, a high degree of IT literacy, exceptional planning and organisation abilities and a proactive approach with a strong results focus.

Essential requirements

To apply, you must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum of 5 GCSEs, at least Grade C or above, to include Mathematics and English Language.


  • A B (or above) in GCSE English Language.
  • A C or above in GCSE Business Studies or ICT.

What You’ll Get in Return?


Upon completion of our Business Administration Apprenticeship, you’ll receive your work based NVQ Levels 2 and 3, and Essential Skills qualification.

Total Reward

In addition to a competitive base salary, here at GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE, we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you can then tailor to meet your individual needs:

  • Non-contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Private medical cover
  • 26 days holiday, with flexible option to buy or sell

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post.

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.

About GE Aviation

At GE Aviation, we invent the future of flight, lift people up, and bring them home safely. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GE9X engines, driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, or unlocking new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to moving the aerospace industry forward.

As one of the largest commercial aircraft engine maintenance facilities in the world, with annual sales of over $2.9bn, the business works with over 90 customers worldwide, including Emirates, TUI, Lufthansa, Delta, United, ANA and British Airways.

At our Wales facility in Nantgarw, just north of Cardiff, we specialise in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of a range of commercial jet engines. We occupy 1.2 million square foot of workshop space, and have 2 state-of-the-art aircraft engine testing facilities, along with a significant repair capability.

The site has the capability to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for a range of engine types – including the world’s most powerful commercial aircraft engine the GE90 115B and the world’s most popular commercial engine the CFM56.

In 2017, we were selected as the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility of choice for the GE9X; which will become the world’s largest and most fuel-efficient jet engine when it launches into service. The site will benefit from a £5m investment from the Welsh Government to support the total £20m investment put forward by the business, to equip and upskill the facility to be ready to maintain the GE9X fleet when it enters service on the new Boeing 777X aircraft.

How to apply

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Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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