V01864 - Degree Apprentice Air Aerospace Engineering BAE SYSTEMS PLC

The Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme (EDAS) in Aerospace, is a five year scheme. The EDAS Aerospace Degree Apprenticeship covers a wide range of engineering branches required to design, develop, build and maintain modern advanced aircraft.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    38 available

What you will do in your working day

An EDAS Aerospace apprentice develops the digital and practical skills need to complete 6 on the job placements spanning a wide cross-section of engineering branches over the first 3 years, coupled with other key development activities. During this time, you will gather evidence towards a Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing.

In years 4 and 5, you will start to specialise in a specific engineering discipline e.g. Aerodynamics, Systems Engineering, Support Engineering from a number of Air Engineering programmes such as Typhoon, US Programmes, Tempest, Hawk.

The training you will be getting

•    Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing.
•    BEng (Hons) Degree in Aerospace Engineering.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Mathematics, Science and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
Other two STEM based subjects (Grade 96+ UCAS Tariff points) Essential

Things to consider


About the employer

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.




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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

Aerospace engineer

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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: 28 Feb 2024