As one of the largest and versatile Aerospace and Defence companies, we appreciate the importance and value created by apprenticeships and have delivered engineering training programmes and apprenticeships for more than 90 years.
Each year we offer places in a variety of engineering specialism’s on our Advanced Apprenticeship programme. It is a competitive selection process but for those who make it onto our career launching apprenticeships, the opportunity to train on the job and be paid while you learn is hard to match.
In 2017, the following apprenticeships will be offered:
5 GCSEs at Scores 4—9 (A-D) which must include Maths, English and Science
5 GCSEs at Scores 5—9 (A-C) which must include Maths, English and Science
5 GCSEs at Scores 6—9 (A-B) which must include Maths, English and Science
All training is currently delivered at our Cambridge facility. Our apprentices are based at the Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group site here in Cambridge, with the initial foundation training undertaken in a dedicated workshop. After this initial training, you will transfer to the main work place to learn from experienced engineers.
Along with extensive hands-on experience, our apprenticeships cover:
Apprentices are professionally trained to become highly skilled in aircraft mechanical or electrical/avionics trades or skilled fitters on military shelters/equipment or mechanical or electrical/avionics design engineers. Some apprentices go on to study for degrees and other professional engineering qualifications. All of our apprentices have the potential to become top engineering professionals at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.
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An Apprenticeship is a work based training programme which combines formal learning and on the job training within a specific sector.
The Apprenticeship is made up of 4 elements which make up the framework. They are as follows:
As an apprentice you need to be employed for at least 30 hours per week which is spread over a minimum of four days in the workplace. ‘Classroom’ sessions are in addition to the time spent in the workplace.
You can earn while you learn, and learn in a way that’s best suited to you through hands-on, on the job experience.
The key benfits are:
An individual will be able to undertake an Apprenticeship if they are 16 years or over and NOT already taking part in full-time education and are living in England.
The length of the training will vary depending on your prior skills and knowledge level. However, we estimate that a period of up to 4 years is required to complete our Apprenticeship. Nearly all of this time will be spent in the workplace.
The Apprenticeships are designed to allow the majority of the learning and assessment to occur in the workplace. The National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering will be delivered in classroom sessions, via our education professionals who are highly qualified in the aviation industry, held at AeroAcademy. Other specialist qualifications will be held at college. These training sessions are normally undertaken one day a week.