Maintenance Technician Apprentice GKN AEROSPACE SERVICES LIMITED

GKN Aerospace Filton specialises in the design & manufacture of large complex structural wing assemblies, detailed metallic components & wing systems for a combination of both civil & military aircraft. Whatever part you play, you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

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

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shift times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Maintenance Technician - Maintenance Engineers carry out scheduled maintenance & breakdown repairs on complex machinery such as large CNC machines, chemical treatment plants & equipment.  Maintenance Engineers need to have an analytical approach, as they will be involved in problem solving & cross-functional communication. 

During your Apprenticeship, you will develop skills/knowledge including: 

  • Machine diagnostics including repair & scheduled maintenance of CNC, conventional machines & treatment facilities.
  • Understanding of electrical, hydraulic & pneumatic systems
    An understanding of manufacturing processes & procedures.

The training you will be getting

Year 1:  The majority of your first year will be working offsite at college. Towards the end of the first year, you will undertake a return to site induction followed by onsite GKN training.

Years 2 & 3:  You will undertake Business Familiarisation rotation placements within your occupational role area.  During your placements, you will document work that you complete & review this regularly with your GKN training advisor. 

Year 4:  You will complete your Level 4 Technical Certificate & continue on-the-job training in your final department.  This is where you will complete your Level 3 Competence Qualification as well as your End Point Assessment. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression into a full-time role once apprenticeship is complete, but this is not guaranteed. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

You must have at least five GCSE’s Maths: 9 – 5 English: 9 – 4 Science: 9 – 4 Plus two more: 9 – 4 If you live outside the EU you will need a UK work permit before you can apply for an apprenticeship. Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion & belonging and by living our five powerful principles, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. By embracing & celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work. We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch & let us know.

About the employer

Every day, around the world, we help aircraft fly further, faster & greener. We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries serving over 90% of the world’s aircraft & engine manufacturers with sales of £2.8bn. Together as “One GKN” we’re moving our business & industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions. We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050!




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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


Charlotte Denning


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering 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.

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2024