Degree Apprenticeship

Business Degree Apprentice

Applied Business Management BSc (Hons)

About us! 

Our Business Degree Apprentices get the unique opportunity to work across all business functions and a variety of teams, giving you the “university experience” with 3 whole years of invaluable industry experience.

The world is a beautiful place

At Airbus, we strongly believe a successful business is a responsible business.

This degree apprenticeship will enable you to gain broad exposure to our daily operations and management of aircraft production. You’ll gain both academic knowledge and on-the-job training at our site in Broughton (North Wales) near Chester, whilst earning a full-time salary and paying ZERO fees to do so. You will work within the following teams: 

  • Programme Planning 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Facilities Management 
  •  Procurement 
  • Logistics 
  • Supply Chain 
  • Contract Management 
  • Quality 
  • Airbus Operating System 
  • Tooling, Maintenance and Calibration 

This exciting three year apprenticeship offers you a full degree without fee in Applied Business Management BSc (Hons) which is delivered by Swansea University with our training partners at Coleg Cambria Northop (North Wales), with day release study to complement your placement activities.

You will also work towards ILM Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management and ILM Level 4 Diploma in Management. You will also have the opportunity to achieve a widely recognised PRINCE2 project management qualification. 

What will you be doing?

As a Business Apprentice you will be involved in a variety of strategic development as well as modifications of products and plant industrial projects, which could include the following: 

  • Programme management: Supporting the planning and implementation of any adaptations to the shop floor working environment as a result of programme changes and/or new products being introduced into the production lines
  • Project management: Working in multifunctional teams to implement the identified required improvements and changes.
  • Supply Chain and Logistics: Working with our Supply Chain teams to ensure the efficient movement of goods and equipment from internal and external suppliers, ensuring a digital approach is adopted and the highest levels of quality measurements are met.
  • Airbus Operating System (AOS): A structure of standards developed by Airbus employees, using result-proven lean routines and solutions. This system is integrated into all aspects and functions of the company, to help govern and sustain performance whilst encouraging cost saving, through continuous improvement activities.

You also have the opportunity to pick your own placements that are not within your immediate area of study, such as HR, recruitment, finance, engineering and much more.

About you!

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.

In order to be eligible for this Apprenticeship, you must have a minimum of:

  • Three A Levels at grade B or above with one being in Business Studies and a further two subjects such as IT, Economics, English Language, Maths or Welsh Baccalaureate.


  • A Business BTEC Extended Diploma (18 Units) DDM grade can be accepted as an alternative to the three A Levels.


  • Equivalent qualifications

There must be a minimum GCSE 4/C qualification in Maths or Numeracy and English Language or equivalent. 


  • 37 hours per week //  Half day Fridays!* // 25 days holiday plus bank holidays // Pension // Success share // Plus many more flexible benefits! 

*Please  ensure you include a cover letter*

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Job ID Number: JR10143848
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £19,255 + benefits
  • Broughton (Chester)
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