Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (Filton)

Publish Date
08 Nov 2017
Bristol GBR
Reference Code
10379148 EW EN EXT 5
Interest Group
Apprentice - UK
Functional Area
Structure & dynamic systems analysis
Contract Type
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Not specified

Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (Filton)

Airbus Filton

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. 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.

Description of the job

Start date: September 2018
Closing date for applications: 9th March 2018

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.

Our Engineering Degree Apprenticeship offers a full degree with no fees, plus vocational training with a regular salary. The first of its kind in the UK, Airbus is leading the way with this unique 4 year programme through which you will achieve a BEng in Aerospace Engineering following the design pathway, and a professional IEng level award.

This specialist programme is designed to develop high level aeronautical engineering skills by combining academic and vocational studies in aeronautical engineering. You will be studying at City of Bristol College and the University of the West of England (UWE), to achieve your degree, and your industry based work takes place at our world leading aircraft manufacturer site in Filton, Bristol.

Tasks & accountabilities

Your first 8 months on the programme will be spent at college completing your vocational foundation diploma. Following this, our Engineering Degree Apprentices then go on to develop their skills and technical knowledge through a combination of academic study and on the job work and training.

Work placements at Airbus take place within the Systems, Landing Gear, and Structures Engineering organisations, and placements can include Architecture, Design, Simulation, Aircraft Integration, Safety Analysis, Certification, In-service Support, Stress, and Systems Installation.

Our Engineering Degree Apprentices can expect to gain broad real-world experience across variety of exciting programmes, working with world leading experts in aerospace; a benefit that only an apprenticeship can offer!

In addition to your work placements and studies there are a number of valuable training opportunities that cover a variety of subjects, as well as encouraging you to get involved in education and community projects to broaden your experience and develop skills along the way.

Required skills

In order to be eligible for this apprenticeship candidate must have a minimum of:

  • Two A Levels at grade B in Maths and C in Physics (or alternatively an Engineering Level 3 qualification at grade triple distinction)
  • GCSE English Language at grade C or 4, or above

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


United Kingdom
Bristol & Filton
Airbus (Commercial Aircraft), Airbus (Corporate Functions)
approx. 4,000
Open positions
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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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