Apprentice Aero Engine Technican (Machining) H&S Aviation Limited

This is an exciting opportunity learning mill, turn, bore and grind parts to engineering drawing tolerances. You will learn how to manufacture precision jigs and fixtures for the manufacturing area. You will also undertake repairs to aero engine components following Standard Operating Procedures

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Thurs 8.00 - 16.00 pm, Fri 08.00 - 15.30

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    40 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

  • Undertake the foundation training phase of your apprenticeship at PETA
  • Work within the H+S engineering team to train and develop on the job and provide you with the support and oportunity to enhance your skills and ability.
  • Gain a top level understanding of H+S fundamental business of areo engine repair, overhaul and modification.  In the final years of the apprenticeship the individual will be trained within Component Repair Programme and predominatly will focus in the primary trade/department that they will be employed in.
  • During their time within Component Repair the individual will be exposed to – weld/fabrication, surface protective coatings, application of plasma & thermal coatings and machining (setting machinery to machine 1 off components on mills, lathes, boring machinery, EDM, CNC machines and grinders.
  • Learn how to manufacture in-house design tools and fixtures.
  • Gain the knowledge and confidence in working to high tolerances to repair engine components using the repair techniques and processes within the Component Repair Department.
  • Perform complex machining operations on aero engine components which are assembled within small to mid-sized turboprops, turbofan, APU engines and engine accessory units.
  • Learn about H+S’s Lean and Business Improvement Techniques programme, this will require participation in making suggestions and getting involved in continuous improvement projects
  • You will need to demonstrate adaptability working as part of a flexible workforce across a range of products and processes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Awareness of health and safety considerations.
  • You will possess excellent attention for detail
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent communications skills, these are required as this job entails daily contact with all personnel including supervisory and management staff
  • Have concise written communication skills enabling you to complete reports.
  • You must be able to verbally explain problems and how they were dealt with clearly and concisely

Personal qualities

  • Be able to make objective decisions using evidence and data
  • Once trained you will be able to work effectively when supervised, with the flexibility to work on your own initiative when required
  • You must be able to work flexibly in respect of requirements of the post
  • Demonstrate an interest and commitment to further training and personal development
  • Be a rounded individual participating in activities and interests on a personal level
  • You are required to uphold BBA Aviation, Vision, Mission & Values at all times

Qualifications required

  • Hold a minimum of 5 GCSE’s with grades above C
  • This will include Maths and English
  • A Science based GCSE will be looked upon favourably
  • A BTEC in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering will be advantageous
  • Or A level’s including Maths and Science are also desirable

Future prospects

Progression onto HNC programmers for the right candidate Acquire a highly sought after skill set in a technology driven business Excellent prospects of career progression Undertake Original Equipment Manufacturer approved training Be part of a successful safety critical business

Things to consider

Other information • H+S are located on the previous Portsmouth Airport site, you must be able to get yourself onsite reliably • You will need to focused on achieving and making a contribution to the business • You will demonstrate enthusiasm and a keenness to learn and work Benefits • 24 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday • Excellent career prospects for the right candidates • Free on-site car parking • Onsite staff canteeen • Overtime available paid at time and a half

About the employer

H+S Aviation is an aerospace business specialising in maintenance and repair of aircraft engines. They have an established apprenticeship programme offering exposure to a range of maintenance activities offering excellent skills acquisition opportunities.


H&S Aviation Limited


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Training provider

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training centre for off-the-job training.  The majority of the development training will be completed with your employer at your place of work.

During the first year you will complete:

Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing and Engineering (Maintenance) subjects covered will include:

  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Preparing and proving CNC machine tool programs
  • Preparing and using CNC milling machines
  • Preparing and using CNC turning machines
  • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using CAD System
  • Conducting business improvement activities

You will also complete the Level 2 Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Technical Knowledge)

In year 2 onwards you will complete:

  • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) the content of which will be agreed with your employer after successful completion of year 1
  • You will be day released for two years to complete a Technical certificate (Level 3) as part of your advanced apprenticeship framework. This will be the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge).You must also achieve (if not already held)
  • A minimum level 2 in math’s and English

On successful completion of the above you will need to successfully complete the end point assessment consisting of:

  • A knowledge assessment
  • A final observation of practical work
  • A technical interview, based upon an evidence portfolio which will include all evidence of practical observations, progress reviews and work activities

Apprenticeship standard

Energy & Utilities > Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PETA Limited

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017