Aerospace Test Technician Apprentice SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER UK LTD

Embark on an exciting journey with Safran Electrical and Power as an Aerospace Test Technician Apprentice. This opportunity opens doors to hands-on experience in the sector, focusing on the rigorous testing and development of cutting-edge Safran products and systems.

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

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Closing date: 26 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    08.00 to 16.45 Mon to Thurs, 08.00 to 12.00 Fri

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprentices will gain invaluable skills, working alongside seasoned professionals, to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance. This apprenticeship not only equips apprentices with practical knowledge but also offers a pathway to contribute significantly to the advancement of Safran's innovative solutions. With a commitment to excellence and a spirit of discovery, the Aerospace Test Technician Apprentice is a stepping stone to a fulfilling career.

Taster of the role:

  • Learn how to fulfil the verification phase of a project, being able to identify human resources, equipment and facilities (onsite and offsite) as well as risks
  • Perform Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental, development and qualification tests on Safran products using various test equipment (e.g. high speed drives, Environmental Chambers, Vibration Test Rigs and other analogue and digital equipment)
  • Set up mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, and the associated electrical wiring to specific impedances, with the ability to fault find test equipment and test rigs
  • Perform data analysis of test results, assess trends to identify and help resolve product issues
  • Use and program Data Acquisition systems (Dasy Lab, Dewesoft and LabView software)
  • Write technical documentation, including test procedures, Engineering Reports, Compliance Analysis, Equipment Specifications and Production Acceptance Test Specifications

The ideal candidate for our team is someone who not only possesses a solid technical background but also demonstrates a methodical and thorough approach to their work.

They must be an effective communicator, capable of conveying complex ideas clearly both verbally and in writing. Organisational skills are key, as is a keen eye for detail and a commitment to quality.

We value individuals who can operate independently with initiative, as well as collaborate effectively within a team. A proactive attitude and continuous improvement mindset, who are always striving to go beyond the standard expectations to achieve exceptional results.

Flexibility and a willingness to engage, ask questions, and learn from the experiences of others.

Core benefits are Pension scheme, Life insurance and Dental insurance.  Other optional benefits are available to purchase from your salary

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will be follow the Level 4 Propulsion Technician (Propulsion Test) qualification with on the job and classroom training assisting with your learning of multiple aspects of testing. The apprenticeship duration is 42 months.

You'll be studying at the Innovation & Technology Centre, one day a week at Milton Keynes College.

Throughout your apprenticeship you'll get:

- Expert mentors / trainers who will guide you through your apprenticeship
- Hands-on learning, who will give you real-world feedback 
- Modern facilities with ample access to tech equipment and resources and much more!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Become a Test & Means Engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills


GCSE or equivalent maths, english & a science related subject (Grade 5) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade C) Desired

About the employer

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. It is a key player in the equipment electrification & in the electric and hybrid propulsion sector. Mastering the on-board energy system, the company designs and provides modular, innovative and optimized architectures and solutions.




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

Propulsion technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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: 26 May 2024