• Level 6-7 (Degree)
  • Broughton


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.

Job Description

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2020

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 three to four year Business Degree Apprenticeship offers a full degree without fees, plus vocational training with a regular salary!  You’ll gain both academic knowledge and on-the-job experience at our Airbus site in Broughton (near Chester), North Wales.

Airbus is leading the way with this Programme through which you will achieve a Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Business Management. As a Business Degree Apprentice you will join the Airbus Plant Industrialisation and Business Management team; who are responsible for major cost-reduction projects, savings of tens of millions of Euros for the company.

Professional accreditation can be achieved with the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Apprentices study towards ILM Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management and ILM Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management.  This is awarded from Swansea University.

The Apprenticeship is delivered via a combination of college based study and on-the-job practice. You will apply your studies on-the-job across a wide variety of business areas at our world leading aircraft manufacturer site in Broughton (near Chester), North Wales, and attend college at our training partners local facility at Coleg Cambria.


Throughout your time at Airbus you will gain broad exposure to our day to day operations and management of Aircraft production. Business Apprentices will be involved in strategy development, as well as modification of product and plant Industrialisation projects (e.g., step change), which will involve:

  • Programme management: Supporting the planning and 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.
  • Project management: Working in multifunctional teams to implement the identified required changes into the production line. (e.g. adaptations to the tools or jigs). It will be the role of our Business Apprentices to support, and eventually lead these changes.

To achieve the above, you’ll develop a range of skills and techniques including problem solving, application of learning tools, lean methodologies, and project management, to map the existing processes in place, and make improvements for processes in the future.


In order to be eligible for this Apprenticeship, you must have a minimum of:

  • Three A Levels at grade B or above with one being in Business Studies and a further three subjects such as IT, Economics, English Language, Maths or Welsh Baccalaureate.


  • A Business BTEC Extended Diploma (18 Units) DDM grade can be accepted as an alternative to the three A Levels.

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.