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Electro-Mechanical Degree Apprenticeship Collins Aerospace

Do you love engineering, have a passion for solving some of the most complex challenges and want to help us in our vision of redefining aerospace? If so, then the Collins Aerospace Electro-Mechanical Degree Apprenticeship is for you!

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8:00am – 4.45pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:00am - 12:00pm on a Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprenticeship will involve a blend of electrical, mechanical and general engineering input, designed to meet the evolving skills needs in this sector.

You will complete a rotational programme aligned to the apprenticeship across Collins Aerospace ensuring key competences are met. Additionally, you will be assigned a mentor to support your development and will be supported by our Early Careers Team to ensure progression on programme.

Over the apprenticeship, you will learn to solve real-world problems using a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering expertise. The work at Collins Aerospace will require a mixture of skills in design, testing, analysis, reporting, verification, safety assessment, quality assurance, project management and delivering to time and cost.

Some of your key responsibilities will be:

·     Identify and derive technical requirements for electro-mechanical projects or systems

·     Design or redesign electro-mechanical products or systems to fulfil customer and technical requirements

·     Create and utilise technical analyses models or simulations to predict the performance of products or systems

·     Build or oversee the production of prototype systems, components or specimens to test functionality and performance of products

·     Develop, define and execute testing of products or systems

·     Verify that products/systems comply with legislative and company standards

·      Review performance of in-service products/systems

·     Communicate information, progress, risks and issues at all levels of the business

·     Contribute to risk identification and risk management processes within the scope of allocated work stream

·     Work with a range of internal and external stakeholders

·     Regularly attend reviews to analyse performance and personal development targets

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

The University of Warwick's BEng Electromechanical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is studied over five years through on-campus face-to-face teaching and virtual learning experiences, with teaching and assessment blended, and integrated work based learning throughout. On campus teaching takes place during six, one-week blocks, for each year of study, delivered by Warwick academic staff with collaborative teaching support from Collins Aerospace.

The degree apprenticeship has been designed in collaboration with employers to satisfy the Apprenticeship Standard for an Electro-mechanical Engineer. This is the employer-defined, government-approved standard of competence for an apprentice in this engineering discipline.

The University offers a unique programme, demonstrating a mix of electrical, mechanical and general engineering input, designed to meet the evolving skills needs in this sector. You’ll cover the foundations of engineering and electromechanical engineering in the first two years of the course. In the third and fourth years, you'll focus on systems design, including a group project design module, and in the final year you will be required to carry out an individual electromechanical engineering project within the organisation, to apply the knowledge and skills gained over the duration of the programme and create a real-life engineering solution.

During your time on campus you will have opportunities to meet one-to-one with your academic mentors and Apprenticeship Tutor, and with other Warwick staff.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The scheme is aimed at ambitious students who are eager to work for one of the world’s biggest aerospace companies, it will provide you with a unique opportunity to progress your career.

We recognise that your development is key for you to fulfil your potential in the world of work. That’s why we’ve created a programme that will support your learning to deliver real business value though it’s up to you to make the most of it.

You will undertake a development training programme during the five years. Designed to help you develop your personal leadership skills, you will learn to inspire and lead others by understanding yourself, how you relate to the people you work with and the leadership challenges you face.

By the end of the programme, having completed your rotations and functional training, you will have gained an effective understanding of the Collins Aerospace technical strategies and processes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Creative, Innovative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A) Essential
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade A) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering to include the two Mathematics units, (Grade DDD) Essential

About the employer

Collins Aerospace, Wolverhampton provides a range of aircraft systems and utilities to the largest aircraft manufacturers and works closely alongside these companies to develop state-of-the-art technologies in civil and military sectors. Current and recent projects include Airbus A220, Embraer KC-390, Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the F35-Lightning II.


Collins Aerospace


Stafford Road


WV10 7EH

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Training provider



Apprenticeship standard

Electro-mechanical engineer

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Your application will go through a variety of selection methods and is likely to conclude at an assessment centre. Please note that as we find suitable candidates to fill our opportunities, we will no longer accept applications for that opportunity so suggest you apply as early as possible to have the best chance of success.

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

Apply now

Closing date: today