Technician Apprenticeship

Please click here to apply to this apprenticeship via the careers portal.
Closing date for applications : Friday 21st February

Our Technician Apprenticeship is a 4-year programme, which can lead onto one of the following 5 areas:

Manufacturing Support Technician :
Provides technical support & expertise for all areas of Manufacturing & Engineering
Metrology Technician :
Involves checking aircraft parts to ensure they are delivered correctly & to the highest standard
Quality Technician :
Provides experience in all aspects of aircraft design & manufacture, working with all levels of the organisation
Tooling Technician :
Design or modify tooling that will be used to produce aircraft parts
Maintenance Technician :
Carry out scheduled maintenance & breakdown repairs on complex machinery such as large CNC machines, chemical treatment plants & equipment

You must have at least five GCSE’s
Maths, Grade 9 - 6
English & Science, Grades 9 – 4
Any two additional GCSEs, Grades 9 - 4

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

GKN Aerospace are handling applications for this vacancy directly, however, if you are selected for the next stage your telephone number & e mail address will be shared with Weston College so they can contact you to invite you to an Assessment Day

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 take tests to be determined by the company in order to achieve the training objectives
To behave in a responsible manner and in accordance with the requirements of Health & Safety legislation relating to the individual’s responsibilities.
To promote the company’s name and image with respect and diplomacy.
To successfully complete all activities documented in the Technician Apprentice Training Agreement.

Apprentice Programme Structure

Year 1:  This will be offsite at college. Towards the end of the first year, you will undertake a return to site induction followed by onsite GKN training.
Years 2 & 3:  You will undertake rotation placements within your occupational role area. During these years the work that you carry out within placement production areas will be recorded and reviewed monthly.
Year 4:  You will continue and complete your Level 4 Technical Certificate and continue training in your final target department where you will continue and complete your Level 3 Competence Qualification as well as completion of your End Point Assessment.