Degree Apprenticeship

Mechatronics Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering

Are you looking for the ideal start to your career with an exciting, global company?  Are you passionate about engineering and love understanding how things work?  If so, joining the Airbus Apprenticeship Scheme could be the ideal start to your career.  

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

You would receive second to none training, with a broad variety of placements where you’ll be mentored and supported by our experienced team.  

The Airbus Filton Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme is well established and widely recognised as preparing the engineers of the future, equipping them with the wide variety of skills and experience needed to maintain Airbus as one of the leading commercial aerospace companies in the world at the forefront of sustainable aviation. 

The scheme lasts for 4 years and 3 months and during the scheme there will be placements in various departments to build on core skills, develop project management and leadership skills. There is also additional tool, soft skill training and opportunities to work on STEM projects aimed at inspiring the engineers of the future.

About us!

Do you like connecting with people in different organisations?

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.  You will work alongside our world class engineers and experts, and do real work to gain a broad exposure to the engineering elements of our Commercial Aircraft Programmes.

We’re looking for Apprentices interested in studying a degree in Mechatronics to be able to specialise in the integration of mechanical, electronic and electrical engineering systems, to pioneer the future of aircraft systems.  There are career opportunities in the following departments (selection process after the vocational foundation diploma):

  • Windtunnel
  • Landing Gear Systems
  • Fuel & Inerting Systems
  • Fuel & Landing Gear Testing

You are given real freedom in your placements.  Often apprentices do placements with different teams in their target department but also in a variety of other engineering departments, allowing you to develop your technical knowledge and soft skills so that you have a broad basis for your future career. 

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 will you 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) in Mechatronics Engineering, Level 2 Diploma in Engineering and 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

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.

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, 


  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in an Engineering Subject at minimum grade DMM, where the Distinction grade is in Further Mathematics, 


  • Access to HE - Minimum 30 Level 3 credits, with 15 in Maths and 15 in a Science or Technology subject, 


  • 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


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

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

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Job ID Number: JR10148109
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