Cowes Apprenticeships

Cowes apprenticeship schemes

Cowes apprenticeship schemes

Listed below are the three key apprenticeship schemes available at our manufacturing sites in Cowes. Please click on each apprenticeship scheme to see more detailed information:

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G.R.E.A.T awards

'All of our apprentices get along very well. Those who have been here for a while look after us newbies and show us the ropes. We often see each other at college and inside work. We formally meet up once a month to discuss issues and help each other with questions we may have. We've also met up outside of work like at our recent company awards evening which was a lot of fun'.

Meet our apprentices

“After initial training at CECAMM, the local engineering college, I arrived back onsite in February 2020 and completed various shop floor rotations.

I was then working with Design Engineering. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of an engineering team and helping to produce real and useful drawings; followed by more technical rotations, including the Materials Laboratory.

I have enjoyed the in-depth rotations as it has given me the opportunity to stretch myself and put the engineering knowledge picked up from my HNC qualification to good use. I look forward to working with many more GKN employees and discovering where my apprenticeship will take me.”

Louise, 2nd Year Engineering Apprentice

“When starting at GKN Aerospace, I was a bit nervous to begin with as I was unsure of what to expect. After a short while of being here, it was one of the best choices I have made, as I enjoy what I do and get on well with everyone.

I had previously been at CECAMM College for 2 years and had learnt some skills, which has helped with my apprenticeship. I am now halfway through my second year and am getting more confident with the tools every day I use them.

In the future, I would like to become a team leader as I think that would be a good opportunity. I also feel that becoming an aircraft fitter is one of the best things you can do to start with, as it gives you a good understanding of the products manufactured within the company”.

Matt, 2nd year Operations Fitter Apprentice

“Since starting my apprenticeship with GKN I have rotated through many departments within the company, as a result of this I have developed a wide range of skills and knowledge that I will be able to use throughout the rest of my career as an engineer.

I have already worked with lots of great people who have encouraged me to develop my skills and challenge myself as a young engineer, all helping me to achieve my goal of becoming a fully qualified Tool Design Engineer.”

Robbie, 2nd Year Technical Apprentice