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If you want the opportunity to become part of the exciting world of aerospace and help to shape its future then this apprenticeship programme is for you. Not only will you receive fully funded qualifications you will get real-world, hands-on experience of working in an aerospace engineering environment.

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

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Closing date: 20 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    16 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Attend and engage with training, including exams, assignments and 1-2-1 meetings with your tutors/assessors
  • Scheduled aircraft maintenance and servicing
  • Unscheduled aircraft maintenance including defect rectification to aircraft systems and components 
  • Repairs to airframe structures
  • All levels of modifications to aircraft structures, systems and interiors
  • Related duties, including operation of ground equipment, assistance in aircraft movements and aircraft delivery


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

Your apprenticeship will be delivered by our very own Marshall Skills Academy. You will be following the Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard (Fixed and Rotary Wing). You will gain the following qualifications during the 4 year programme:

•             Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace & Aviation Engineering

•             Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance (Technical knowledge)

•             Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (Competence qualification)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will be working towards becoming a qualified Aircraft Fitter. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Resilient, Takes responsibility, Adaptable, Desire to learn


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

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the role and type of company you will need to complete all required medical and security checks if you are offered a place.

About the employer

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.




The Airport

Newmarket Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply online - Upload your CV and complete the application form. Instead of a cover letter we ask that you complete the following questions on the application form: 1. Why do you want to start a career in this area (e.g. engineering, health & safety, aircraft maintenance) and what interests you about an apprenticeship? (250 words max) 2. What interests you about Marshall and the work that we do? (250 words max) If your application is successful you will be invited to an assessment day.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Feb 2023