• Level 2 (Intermediate)
  • Bristol


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

Joining an Airbus Apprenticeship programme could be the ideal 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 Plant Engineering & Manufacturing Aerospace 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 Aerospace Engineer. Through the 4 year Programme, you will gain a Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering, and a HNC in Engineering.  With onsite work to be carried out in the Airbus facility at Filton.

On completion of our 48 month Programme you will become an Aerospace Engineer with Level 2 Diploma and HNC qualifications.

Following successful completion of this Programme the typical roles you may go into could include a broad variety of exciting career paths – Manufacturing Engineer to Quality Engineer; Manufacturing Production Engineer to Test and Commissioning Engineer; Manufacturing Procurement Engineer to Supply Chain & Logistics Engineer – the opportunities are endless!


The Apprenticeship will be made up of a combination of day release at Weston College, and work placements in the Filton Plant.  You will undertake rotational placements around the various core functions of the Filton Plant, i.e. Engineering, Manufacturing Quality, Programme and Supply Chain Logistics and a placement outside of the Filton Plant.

During the last 6 months of the Programme, you will be in your final department with a view to developing your skills and competencies in readiness for the next steps in your career.


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

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or 4 or above, which must include Maths, English Language and Science. If Science was taken as single subjects one of these must be Physics.
  • Plus 1 A level in Maths or Science.


  • or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC Level 3 qualification

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 Programme.

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!