Degree Apprenticeship

Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

About us!

Do you like connecting with people in different organisations?

Make it possible. Make it happen. Make it fly.

At Airbus Group, our people work with passion and determination to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Are you interested in developing solutions for the future environmentally sustainable aircraft?

As an Engineering Degree Apprentice, after around 9 months completing your vocational foundation diploma, you will join one of the engineering teams at our site in Filton, where you will work alongside our world class engineers and experts to gain a broad exposure to the engineering elements of our Commercial Aircraft Programmes. You will have the opportunity to do placements within a variety of business areas such as;

  • Wing Structures
  • Aerodynamics
  • Landing Gear
  • Fuel Systems
  • Testing

During these placements you will continue to develop your skills and technical knowledge through a combination of academic study, on the job experience and training. 

What you will be doing: 

Our Engineering Degree Apprenticeship offers a full degree with no fees, plus vocational training with a regular salary. Airbus is leading the way with this unique 4 year programme through which you will achieve a BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering, Level 2 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering & Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, and work towards a professional IEng level award.

As an Apprentice Engineer the type of placements you will undertake may include:

  • Aircraft Architecture and Integration
  • Design
  • Simulation
  • Stress and Fatigue
  • Systems Installation Safety Analysis
  • Research and Technology
  • Certification
  • Ground and Flight Test
  • In Service Support
  • Digital (e.g. coding, AI, Machine Learning, Data Analytics)

You will also develop the following;

  • Project Management through placements in Chief Engineers or other departments
  • Business and Financial knowledge
  • Leadership Skills through working on projects with a broad range of people

You are:

  • Naturally curious and excited to explore
  • Excited to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Able to manage problems and communicate effectively to resolve them in a fast paced environment
  • Passionate about Aerospace and shaping the sustainable future of the civil aircraft market

In order to be eligible for this exciting apprenticeship opportunity you have:

  • 112 combined UCAS points, made up of A-Level Grade B minimum in Maths and Grade C minimum in Physics or Chemistry, with a further A-level/AS-Level/BTEC Diploma, or
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in an Engineering Subject at minimum grade DMM, where the Distinction grade is in Further Mathematics, or
  • Access to HE - Minimum 30 Level 3 credits, with 15 in Maths and 15 in a Science or Technology subject, or
  • Baccalaureate IB - Minimum H5 grade in Mathematics, and a minimum H3 grade in either Biology, Chemistry, Comp Science, Physics.


  • Minimum Grade 4/C English, and Grade 5/B Maths
  • Or equivalent qualifications

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It ...Count! 


Beyond the qualifications and training you will complete as an Airbus Apprentice, you will also receive:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 Days' Holiday and Bank Holidays
  • 35 Hour working week
  • Independent, 24 hour confidential counselling service

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Job ID Number: JR10080408
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