Advanced Electrical Systems (Craft) Apprentice

An exciting opportunity for an Advanced Electrical Systems (Craft) Apprentice has become available at our world-class aerospace manufacturing facility in East Cowes, on the Isle of Wight.

Our 4 year programme provides development and training across a wide range of electrical manufacturing skills and techniques, including:

  • Health and Safety requirements
  • Understand technical documentation such as drawings and specifications
  • Cleaning techniques and processes
  • Preparation of wires and other components
  • Soldering a variety of components
  • Assembly techniques
  • Use of plant and equipment
  • Test methods and acceptance criteria
  • Fault Finding

An overview of mechanical assembly processes such as drilling and installing a range of different fasteners will also be provided.

Program Summary:

Year 1: The majority of your first year will be working off site at college. During this year you will be working towards and completing your Level 2 Foundation Competence Qualification.

Years 2 & 3: You will work on site rotating around a number of different departments under supervision and guidance whilst undertaking a variety of tasks. During these years you will commence and complete your Level 3 Technical Knowledge Qualification as well as commencing and working towards the completion of your Level 3 Competence Qualification.

Year 4: You will move towards working independently in your final placement area, whilst completing your Level 3 Competence Qualification, and undertaking your End Point Assessment (EPA).

Apprentice Key Responsibilities

  • To observe the company’s terms and conditions of employment.
  • In both work and training, to be diligent and punctual and attend courses, keep records and undertake any tests determined by the company in order to measure and achieve the training objectives and quality gates.
  • To behave in a responsible manner and in accordance with the requirements of Health and Safety legislation relating to the individual’s responsibilities.
  • To be a good ambassador of the Company’s name and image.
  • To successfully complete all activities documented in the Apprenticeship Training Agreement.


You must have at least four GCSE’s, or equivalent:

  • Maths: Grade 9 – 4
  • English: Grade 9 – 4
  • Science: Grade 9 – 4
  • Plus one more Grade 9 – 4

If you live outside the EU you will need a UK work permit before you can start an apprenticeship.