Structures Technician Apprentice ACS AVIATION INDUSTRIES LTD

The role will involve the repair of Aircraft Flying Controls fitted to both Boeing and Airbus aircraft from some of the world’s largest airlines. Working in both Sheetmetal and Composite materials the Apprentice will be working with some of the UK’s most experienced Structural Technicians.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £18k/year starting with yearly increases. Company pension scheme. 5 days paid sick leave. Subsidised gym membership.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday 8.00am - 3.30pm with a 10 minute break in the morning and the afternoon and a 30 minute lunch break each day.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day role responsibilities will include:

  • Work with experienced technicians to carry out repairs to aircraft flying controls and engine nacelles
  • Carry out repair assembly work using hand and air tools
  • Fabricate repair parts from sheetmetal and composite materials
  • Assist in the testing of component undergoing repair
  • Carry out various measurement techniques to ensure parts are within tolerance
  • The role will also involve small batch production of composite and metal parts for export to various airlines worldwide

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Qualifications include Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence), and Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • The Apprentice will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Pathway
  • College attendance will be at Colchester Institute Campus and online

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, the Technician will aim to become an Aircraft Component Approved Technician within the organisation, with the ability to sign off their own work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent one other related subject such as Science (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

The candidate will need to be able to travel to work in Braintree and attend college at Colchester Institute. There may also be off-site training courses which the Apprentice may be required to attend in the UK or overseas. Most of the work will be carried out indoors on aircraft components. The work does not involve work on an aircraft. Company will supply uniform and shoes/boots. 22 days holiday which can be taken in hours (plus bank holidays)

About the employer

ACSAI is one of the UK’s leading Repair & Overhaul organisations specialising in the repair of Aircraft Flying Controls. We carry out in-depth repairs to Flying Controls removed from aircraft worldwide. We operate from 3 facilities in Braintree and repair items such as Flaps, Rudders, Engine Inlets and Thrust Reversers. Starting just 10 years ago we are one of the UK’s fastest growing companies achieving the Queens Award in 2018. We have reputation of providing high quality repair solutions to airlines. This is due to the experience and dedication of our highly talented staff.








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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


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team


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.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024