Degree Apprenticeship

Test Systems Degree Apprentice

About us: 

An opportunity is available within the RF Product Validation Team, Airbus Defence and Space, Portsmouth. This team is responsible for the design of RF test systems, including the development of leading edge microwave measurement methods. The team is multi-functional and is typically responsible for the end-to-end life cycle of test systems from design, to in-service manufacturing support.

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

What will you be doing?

  • Working within product engineering teams to design, build and implement test solutions to the challenges faced in the CPG team
  • Understanding and carrying out complex technical tasks, developing and working towards solid design in order to produce world-leading test systems
  • Be actively involved in design reviews, demonstrating your ability to communicate and work as part of a team with colleagues/customers
  • Be involved in and eventually lead test system design
  • Produce detailed technical documents to accompany engineering designs

This role may involve some travel to other UK Airbus D&S sites.

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.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • 5 GCSE's at Grade C or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject
  • 3 A-Level standard or equivalent, to include two STEM-based subjects such as Maths, Physics, ICT, Computing, Electronics.  


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

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