The Royal Navy - Naval Airman Aircraft Handler Aviation Ground Operative Apprenticeship

Royal Navy

Hampshire, PO2 8BY

Closes on Monday 1 June

Posted on 4 June 2024


Summary

As an Apprentice Naval Airman (Aircraft Handler), you’re responsible for safety whenever there’s aircraft on the deck or the ground. That means working with flight crews at Royal Naval Air Stations (RNAS), on our state-of-the-art warships, or even the new Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier.

Annual wage
£20,400 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Aviation ground operative (level 2)
Hours
Shifts to be confirmed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 2 June

Duration

1 Year

Positions available

51

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Aviation ground operative Level 2

  • Functional Skills, if required
  • Training delivery to be confirmed 
  • Once you have completed your training you will be a qualified Naval Airman Aircraft Handler (Aviation Ground Operative)

Where you’ll work

Navy Command HQ

The Admiral Sir Henry Leach Building

Portsmouth

Hampshire

PO2 8BY

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

ROYAL NAVY

Your training course

Aviation ground operative (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents

Your training plan

This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

Requirements

Desirable qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • Math and English (grade GCSE Level C/4)

Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

Skills

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness

Other requirements

When you join you complete 10 weeks of basic naval training, followed by six months at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose in Cornwall, working in an aircraft hangar or a flight deck team. You’ll learn to use the lifts, mechanical handlers and chocks and lashings used on board ship. When you’ve finished, you’ll be posted to your first unit.

About this company

The Royal Navy (RN) is responsible for the protection of British interests at home and around the World. 95% of all world trade passes through the high seas and every year Britain imports £524 billion worth of goods. The RN takes an active part in the protection of British Shipping. Around the United Kingdom the RN protects vital fishing stocks by monitoring fishing activities in our waters. We recruit throughout the year, so please ignore Key Dates

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

  • You’ll start your naval career as an Able Rate, with experience and further training, you could be promoted to Leading Hand and beyond
  • If you show the right commitment, skills, and academic ability, you could become a Commissioned Officer
  • Members of the Royal Navy are promoted on merit. Work hard and you can rise through the ranks

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:

ROYAL NAVY

The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255407.

Apply now

Closes on Monday 1 June

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