Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship

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Airbus Operations Limited

Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The Company constantly innovates to provide efficient and technologically-advanced solutions in aerospace, defence, and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern and fuel-efficient airliners and associated services. Airbus is also a European leader in defence and security and one of the world’s leading space businesses. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services worldwide.

Job Description

Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship

Start Date: September 2022

Duration: 3 years and 3 months

Location: Filton

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!

Joining an Airbus Apprenticeship programme could be the perfect 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 Engineering 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 Engineer for one of the most advanced Engineering & Aerospace Companies.

About us!

As an Apprentice within Manufacturing Engineering at Airbus you will gain a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering, as well as a Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support upon completion of our 40 month programme.   As a Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice, you will study with our Educational Training Partner to achieve your qualifications, and your industry based work takes place at our world leading aircraft manufacturer site in Filton, Bristol. Filton Plant Manufacturing Engineering is at the heart of all tasks, working with all functions, realising the design intent in to productions means, whether that is production support, developing new technologies for cost education/efficiency improvement of working on new product introduction.

What you will be doing:  

Your placements can cover Operations, Technical and Support Functions: working on projects such as A400M, A350 Metallic Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) and research and technology. Filton Plant Manufacturing Engineering is a pioneering, innovative team of experienced engineers covering a wide range of projects from current production projects through to research and technology for our future products.

If you enjoy taking on a challenge without predefined solutions, taking full accountability of the delivery of projects and learning as part of the process, whilst being at the forefront of aerospace manufacturing then this role could be for you. We cover a wide range of subjects, from strategy, production support, project management, Additive manufacturing, programming, manufacturing technologies, digitisation, Lean and production planning, giving a wide spectrum of opportunity across a variety of wing related subjects.


In order to apply for this apprenticeship you will need:

  • 5   GCSEs with 3 of them (Maths, English and science) with grades above 5
  • Or equivalent

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
  • 35 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.

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.