• Level 3 (Advanced)
  • Bristol


Job Description

Start date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: 1st March 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 Mechanical and Electrical 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 Aircraft Fitter (Electrical & Mechanical). Through the 3 year Programme, you will gain a Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing (Competence) as well as a Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation (Knowledge) with onsite work will be carried out in the Industrial facilities at Airbus Filton Plant.

On completion of our 38 month Programme you will become a Skilled Mechanical and Electrical Fitter with a Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace manufacturing and Aviation knowledge.


Your first year on this Plant Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeship Programme will predominantly be spent working offsite at college.

In second and third years, you will rotate around a number of operational areas to develop skills and knowledge required to successfully integrate into the Plant. During this time apprentice’s work within the Operational Teams putting together the components and sub-assemblies that go into the finished aircraft. You will be required to work to manufacturing and engineering instructions and drawings.

You will learn new skills including:

  • Drilling, reaming and countersinking.
  • Riveting bolting & sealing.
  • Use of automated drilling equipment.
  • Electrical assembly and wire harness installation
  • System function testing.

Due to the nature of some of the tasks you need to be comfortable with working at height or in confined spaces when required. A color blindness test may also be required.


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

  • Five GCSEs at Grade C or 4, which must include Maths, English Language and Science. If Science was taken as single subjects one of these must be Physics.


  • Two GCSE’s at grade C in Maths and English plus a BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering.

Please note that you must also include a cover letter as part of your application for this Apprenticeship which demonstrates your interest in aerospace and motivation to join the 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.