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Apprentices - Aviation Engineering

Salary: £0

Location: Bournemouth

Job type: Apprenticeship

Category: Bournemouth Apprenticeship Apprenticeship

Aviation Engineering Apprentice - Draken This apprenticeship is your starting point to becoming a qualified Aircraft Engineer – a highly-skilled and respected profession. You’ll get to hone your hands-on skills by working on company and third party aircraft. Guided by experienced colleagues, you’ll learn, earn and gain what could be the first of many qualifications on your engineering career journey. Draken Europe’s four year Technical Apprenticeship provides the opportunity for enthusiastic, self-motivated and ambitious individuals to work within the aircraft maintenance sector whilst studying towards professional qualifications. Upon completion of the Apprenticeship scheme you will become a fully qualified skilled Technician, achieving both a level 3 vocational qualification and, possibly, the qualifications necessary to gain a Civil Aviation Authority Category A or B license. Opportunities are also available to progress onto higher level qualifications if this suits both individual personal development and the current business requirements. Presently there is a need for both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft maintenance engineers. Our main operating bases with requirements are at Bournemouth and Teesside. Role Summary You will be given visibility of a range of engineering disciplines in which a personal development plan will be created on an individual basis concentrating on your learning and development. This includes bespoke technical training alongside engineering placements around the business. On this 4-year programme, you’ll work alongside, and learn from some seriously talented engineers. Every day, you’ll develop your skills on real aircraft. In a real job. Over a series of rotations, you’ll work on all our aircraft, gaining the knowhow to help keep them in perfect working order. You’re going to be busy. Alongside comprehensive on-the-job training; you’ll be studying towards the qualifications you need to become one of our future Aircraft Engineers. You’ll need the confidence to communicate with people at all levels, and the common sense to act on your own initiative. It can be high-pressure work in an ever-changing business. So, you’ll need the flexibility to adapt to different demands, while always putting safety first. As you’ll be a valued part of the team, your input will be welcome on everything from process to practice. The structure of the apprentice programme The Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard ST0457 Engineering Technician Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/Technician (Fixed & Rotary Wing) is as follows: Year 1 + 2 Full time at Bournemouth and Poole College to complete a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering and a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance. You will also spend some time during each week doing project work or onsite at Draken’s Bournemouth site. Year 3 + 4 Continuation on your journey of your Advanced Apprenticeship (level 3) as Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/Technician (Fixed and/or Rotary Wing). Work based at Draken Europe, Bournemouth or Teesside, completing final placements in desired areas of the business with the potential to continue development, you will also attend college one day per week. In Years 3 and 4 you could typically expect to spend much of the time maintaining aircraft and their systems, in depth maintenance and line operating aircraft. You will also experience work in design, support services, structural and aircraft engine workshops and our own bespoke Electronic Warfare department. The role * Work with our engineering teams and develop your skills helping with the maintenance of our full fleet of aircraft * Be involved in routine aircraft servicing and help with any minor repairs or modifications * Learn about the importance of health, safety and security in everything our engineering teams do * Develop your engineering skills and knowledge through a combination of on - the - job learning and coursework * Gain formal qualifications that will set you up for a successful career as an aircraft mechanic or engineer What we look for * Must hold or be predicted to obtain required grades before the apprenticeship start date in physics, math and English language - GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C) or Equivalent * Genuine interest in, and passion for engineering * Strong communication skills * Awareness of safety issues * Self-motivation to learn and develop * Ability to act on own initiative * Adaptability to change Important information * If you hold an EASA or CAA Part 66 A licence or higher unfortunately you will be deemed as overqualified for this position and therefore cannot be considered for this role. * Some travel to other Draken Europe locations could be expected

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