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Aircraft Maintenance Technician Apprentice BOEING DEFENCE UK LIMITED

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defence, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists, Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary is increased yearly, accommodation is paid for within the first 12 months of the programme.

  • Working week

    Various shifts, based on a 7.5 working hour day Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    20 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Boeing UK is offering an exciting and challenging opportunity to join our unique IET Accredited ‘Boeing Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Programme’. This three-year Programme is aimed at developing highly motivated individuals into professional Aircraft Engineers and assist in the delivery of a world-class engineering maintenance operation across our various sites within the UK.

Boeing in the UK provides aircraft maintenance services to various customers in both the commercial and defence sectors.  During this programme successful candidates will learn about and get practical hands on experience of maintaining aircraft on various fixed wing and rotary platforms such as the Chinook, Apache, P-8A, C-17, Boeing 737 and 787 aircraft. This unique dual traded programme will be located at the various sites Boeing operates in the UK throughout the programme, so a willingness to travel, live and work in different locations is essential.

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

The chosen candidates will study towards their Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge Qualification, as well as a Level 3 Development Competence Qualification in Aircraft Maintenance and other specialist training. During the apprenticeship, candidates will be trained in all disciplines (airframe, propulsion and avionics) of fixed wing and rotary aircraft maintenance.

Tasks you will carry out:

  • Perform routine scheduled aircraft maintenance.
  • Perform unscheduled defect rectification.
  • Perform aircraft modifications.
  • Use and follow approved maintenance documentation.
  • Adhere to Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • Work to given time scales.
  • Work alongside skilled engineers to provide you with the knowledge needed to become fully trained.
  • You will also be expected to respond quickly to changing demands throughout your working day.

Course Outline

Year 1 working towards Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification and completion of Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification at International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT).  Accommodation is provided during this time.

Years 2 and 3 working towards Level 3 Development Competence qualification and completion of Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification, with on the job training, rotating every 6 months, at one of our Boeing UK sites which may include; MoD Boscombe Down, AAC Middlewallop, RAF Odiham, RAF Brize Norton, RAF Lossiemouth and London Gatwick.

Additional outcomes:

  • Delivering increased productivity.
  • Support companywide continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Working with people at all levels of the organisation.
  • Promote and support Boeing STEM Strategy and Priorities.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Sucsessful candidates will have the opportunity to work all over the UK on various Boeing platforms. Extending training and qaulifications in the desired route.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-B/9-5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Two additional subjects (Grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A-Levels (Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants must have a passion for engineering and be flexible to work at various UK Boeing sites. Please be aware that accommodation is only provided for the first year of the programme. Please apply ASAP for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

About the employer

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.




Middle Wallop


SO20 8DY

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023