Aircraft Workshop Apprentice BRITISH AIRWAYS PLC

Can you imagine a better feeling than working with our Boeing and Airbus aircraft? Join our Fleet Support Facility team at Heathrow and we’ll train you in the latest aircraft repair technologies.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Year 1 and 2 Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm/7:00am-3:00pm. Year 2 Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm/7:00am-3:00pm. Year 3, 12 hour days 6:00am-6:00pm. Years 2 and 3 will include a series of rotations based at Heathrow.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Over three and a half years, you’ll earn your stripes under the best engineers in the business.

They’ll hone your engineering skills, giving you aircraft components to repair in both ‘ramp’ and ‘hangar’ environments.

You will 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.

The training you will be getting

Working towards Composites technician level 3 apprenticeship standard.

Alongside training on the job, you’ll be studying for the qualifications you need to become one of our future Workshop Technicians. We will also supplement your learning with additional aircraft related training in Air Legislation, Human Factors and Aircraft Composite repairs.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

By getting a broad understanding to use the latest repair technologies and materials to repair and maintain aircraft components from our fleets. You will also gain the qualifications you need to become an Aircraft Workshop Mechanic.

Further development with your engineering skills, knowledge and on the job experience will set you up for a future career as an Aircraft Workshop Technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Five GCSE grades (Must inc. Maths/English/Science) (Grade 9 -4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science, Maths & English (Grade 5 (C)) Essential

About the employer

At British Airways, we take huge pride in our past – but we’re looking to the future as an airline that loves embracing the best of modern Britain. Our country’s creativity, diversity, style, wit and warmth are the same special qualities that make us who we are. Now, we’re looking to build on this spirit and passion to make tomorrow even better. If you’re made the same way as us, discover how great it feels to connect Britain with the world, and the world with Britain like no one else





East Operations Base

Vanguard Way


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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

Composites technician

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: today