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Apprentice - Aircraft Workshop BRITISH AIRWAYS PLC

You’ll rotate through different workshops, picking up various sets of knowledge, so you understand the nature of every highly sophisticated component. Every day will feel new, and you’re going to be busy. Alongside training on the job, you’ll be studying for the qualifications you need to become one of our future Workshop Engineers.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 21 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Access to heavily discounted flights to globe trot, and a generous annual leave entitlement.

  • Working week

    You will be required to attend college at Kingston upon Thames and London Heathrow. Monday to Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work with our engineering teams and develop your skills helping repair aircraft components and conducting “on-wing” repair on our full fleet of aircraft
  • Be involved in component workshop checks and help with significant composite and sheet metal repairs
  • Working with and repairing components using the latest materials, processes and technologies, from a simple panel to a complete Engine Thrust Reverser
  • 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 Workshop Technician

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The initial induction to the business for this Apprenticeship will take place at our London Heathrow Base. For the remainder of the first year, this Apprenticeship will then be based at Kingston College, where you will study towards a Foundation qualification (Level 2) Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

For years two and three, you will work towards the completion of your Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) as a Workshop Mechanic, obtaining a BTEC Level 3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and a Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, where you will undertake placements at British Airways Heathrow base.

Training Provider - subject to change.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Aircraft Workshop Technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*- C / 9 -4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*- C / 9 -4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*- C / 9 -4) Essential

Things to consider

We are looking for a minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent which must include Science, English & Maths (we accept predicted grades, but they must be achieved by the start date.) Some recognised prior learning may mean you are ineligible to receive funding please check our BA careers website to confirm our requirements.

About the employer

Looking to join our apprenticeship scheme? You won't be disappointed. Recently being ranked within the Top 100 Apprentice Employers. We have many benefits for apprentices at British Airways, such as the apprentice network and community, Involvement in our ambitious sustainability vision, Involvement in Community Investment programmes, Access to heavily discounted flights to globe trot, and a generous annual leave entitlement to turn your bucket list into reality.





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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Dec 2022