Technical apprenticeship (Airbus Defence and Space) - Stevenage


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  • Apprenticeships
  • Engineering
  • Aviation & Aeronautics
  • Technology

Airbus offers the opportunity to join the Technical Apprenticeship at the Stevenage site. This is a great opportunity for you to develop both mechanically and electrically within a manufacturing environment.

Overview of the apprenticeship;
This is a 3 year scheme with the first year spent in full time education at Oaklands College/CEMAST college where you will gain academic qualifications and practical training. During years 2 and 3 you will be enrolled onto a day release programme at Oaklands/CEMAST. The time you spend onsite will enable you to rotate across various placements, with theoretical and cleanroom based elements to give you a full appreciation of the business. You will be studying towards the minimum of a BTEC L3 and to a maximum of a HNC L4 (dependant on your prior educational attainments) over the course of the apprenticeship.


Some examples of the placements you could do are:
¤ Panel and Structure Build to learn composite techniques and Carbon Fibre Filament Winding

¤ Assembly of Solar Array Drive Mechanisms, Antenna Deployment and Trimming Mechanism involving both mechanical and electrical processes

¤ Assembly of payload RF equipment into complex RF repeater systems under cleanroom conditions

¤ Integration and Assembly of Chemical Propulsion Systems along with Hybrid Propulsion involving electrical harness assembly and orbital welding of propulsion pipework

¤ Manufacture of Dual and Multiple Layer insulation and integration on spacecraft's
¤ Material treatments including grit blasting of metallic items before application of corrosion inhibiting primers and paints ¤ Satellite Mechanical Engineering
¤ Electrical & Systems Test Engineering, preparing and performing the test of payload equipment or payload subsystems

¤ Environmental Testing, where you will prepare and perform test that simulate the launch environment or put components through the thermal cycling they will experience during orbit.themselves.
¤ Design Office performing component and systems design work using the latest CAD design tools.

¤ Mechanical Engineering Structures and many more.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Minimum requirements:
You must have or be predicted at least 5 GCSE's at Grade 4 (C) or above, which includes a Grade 5/6 (B) in Maths, English and Science.

What we're looking for:
You will demonstrate a passion for Engineering either through hobbies or your educational choices. For example, if you have been involved with an Engineering club at school, if you are a member of a society or you simply enjoy fixing things either from a mechanical or electrical perspective.

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