General Assembly Apprentice SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER UK LTD

General Assembly apprentices at Safran Electrical and Power have the opportunity to learn a variety of manufacturing and assembly techniques to support our future operations activity and automation capabilities. You will interpret drawings and plan work including accessing the right tools, equipment, and resources to complete the task.

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

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Closing date: 20 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 8.00am - 4.45pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break and then Friday from 8.00am - 12.00pm with no break.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Key duties during the apprenticeship include:

  • Learn multiple techniques to be able to produce or refurbish components and assemblies
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of a range of manufacturing and assembly skills including balancing, test, inspection and winding
  • Assemble products on time, working to aerospace specifications and internal processes using a wide range of manufacturing skills
  • Ensure work is delivered to the required quality standards
  • Operate machinery in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Follow and apply health and safety processes on site
  • Ensure all work activities contribute positively to team performance and productivity

Benefits including life assurance, dental, pension, Gainshare bonus 5% target and a range of voluntary benefits and discounts.

Please check you are able to travel to both employer and MK College.

The training you will be getting

  • Various training is available to meet company and functional objectives as well as to enhance the apprenticeship programme
  • Apprentices will be follow the Level 3 Engineering Fitter qualification with Milton Keynes college with on the job and classroom training assisting with your learning of multiple aspects of manufacturing practices. The apprenticeship duration is 42 months
  • Years 1- 3 – expected to be 1 day per week in Milton Keynes college and 4 days at Pitstone
  • Apprentices will be assigned a mentor and buddy to assist them throughout their apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following completion of your apprenticeship, you will use the skills and knowledge you have acquired to further your career, and gain additional technical skills

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths & English & Science (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

At Safran, we recognise that the aviation industry needs to innovate and change in order to protect our environment. We believe that future aircraft power systems will be hybrid-electric or full electric, which is why we are working to develop and deliver advanced electrical solutions to help decarbonise flight. In addition to supporting the next generation of traditional aircraft, we are also working to support new VTOL (Vertical Take-off and landing) products, light jets and urban mobility solutions that will help to revolutionise the way we fly. The Safran Electrical & Power UK team at Pitstone has in-depth expertise in designing and developing electrical systems comprising generators, power conversion, distribution and control, with developing expertise in electric motors for aircraft propulsion.




Pitstone Green Business Park, Westfield Road, Pitstone

Leighton Buzzard


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Dec 2023