Job Description

Higher Technical Apprenticeship

Start Date:  September 2022

Duration: 4 years

Location: Stevenage

Application Closing Date: 20th February 2022 – however, this role could be closed sooner, subject to high application numbers. Therefore, you are advised to apply as soon as possible, to avoid missing out on this excellent opportunity!

About us:

Airbus is Europe’s number one Defence and Space enterprise, so what better way to start your Higher Technical Apprenticeship than with an industry leader.

Being a Higher Technical Apprentice at Airbus means you will get to develop both mechanical and electrical skills within our programme. You will be immersed in a stimulating design and manufacturing environment. Over the course of 3 – 4 years (tbc), you will study towards the Standard ST0855 – Space Engineering Technician Level 4 qualification and gain both academic knowledge and practical experience.

What you will be doing:

During your apprenticeship you will have a unique chance to experience different areas of the business which provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how Airbus Defence & Space works.

This includes the following:

  • Working in small teams or on a one-to-one basis to develop, use and maintain advanced production techniques for Spacecraft Electronics.
  • Design, engineer or manufacture Spacecraft structures, propulsion systems and Mechanisms using the latest space approved processes.
  • Perform and monitor simulations of the launch environment and space environmental conditions to test flight assemblies or component parts.
  • Work on cutting edge technologies like growing the world’s purest crystals for use in zero gravity conditions.
  • Skills:

  • At least five GCSEs (achieved or predicted) including a Grade 5/6 (B) in Maths and English OR Equivalent qualifications
  • Passion for engineering, which you will be able to demonstrate through your educational choices or hobbies. For example, you may have been part of an engineering club at school or perhaps you enjoy fixing mechanical and electrical things in your spare time.
  • Partner College/University:

  • Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City (Stevenage)
  • 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.

    Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

    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!


    Beyond the qualifications and training you will complete as an Airbus Apprentice, you will also receive:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 Days Holiday and Bank Holidays
  • 37 Hour working week
  • Independent, 24 hour confidential counselling service
  • 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.

    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.

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