Aerospace Engineer Graduate Apprenticeship x4

Employer: Safran Landing Systems
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Job Description 

Safran Landing Systems in Gloucester is offering the challenging, but exciting opportunity to join our Engineering department as part of a Degree Apprenticeship programme to become an Aerospace Engineer.

As an Aerospace Engineer you will focus on all aspects related to the full lifecycle of systems and products and experience all Engineering departments at Safran Landing systems. You will:
• design, develop, specify, analyse, test, validate and modify design solutions to satisfy Customer requirements and In-Service Operations.
• comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements.
• use and interpret engineering data and documentation such as engineering drawings, reports and computer generated models.

As part of the apprenticeship you will gain understanding of:
• the applicable regulatory and quality requirements as the systems and products mature through their development, qualification and In-Service phases
• the engineering process & practices covering: mechanical/electrical/electronic/systems, design and stress analysis eg computer aided engineering techniques, systems design, integration & test, in-service and through product life support, advanced manufacturing, aerospace quality and governance
• analytical methods (engineering mathematics – algebra, differentiation, function, geometry, trigonometry, statistics)
• aeronautical sciences – stress, strain, static and dynamic systems, motion, force, electrical power and resistance, mass and weight
• material sciences – selection and application, structures, properties and analytical testing


Complimentary description

The programme follows a structured Level 6 apprenticeship including a BEng hons Aerospace Engineering degree.

This qualification is based on national occupational standards requiring you to demonstrate both engineering skills and knowledge, with the ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems.

In the first year you will be in full time education at a college where the relevant qualification units will be delivered and assessed. As part of your apprenticeship you will achieve:

• Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation (Foundation Competence) and Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (Development Competence)
• Level 6 Bachelor Honours Degree (BEng) Stipulated by the employer and accredited by an Engineering Council licenced Professional Engineering Institution.

In years 2-5 you will be working directly in the company and provided with specific training relating to the business. You will continue day release at University to complete your degree.

All of this experience will give you many of the requirements to become a Chartered Engineer.


Job requirements 

You will have a keen interest in science, engineering and aerospace plus be able to demonstrate a methodical and thorough approach to work.

The role of apprentice will require you to be a confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills and excellent problem solving abilities. You will need to be a motivated, hard-working individual with excellent planning and organisational skills. The ability to effectively work as part of a team and on your own will be key to your success.

Educational requirements

Successful candidates will need to have achieved, or expect to achieve must achieve English and Maths at level 2 (GCSE grade A* - C or equivalent and at least 3 A-levels including Maths, one Science or technology.


How to apply

For the full job description and to apply for these apprenticeship roles please visit the Safran recruitment page: Aerospace Engineer Graduate Apprenticeship X4 | Safran (


Further apprenticeship opportunities:

In addition, you will find more apprenticeship opportunities available at Safran Landing Systems on the recruitment site, including:

  • Apprentice –  Manufacturing Operative – Machinist
  • Apprentice – Engineering Fitter
  • Apprentice – Multiskilled Manufacturing Operative – Inspectors and Special Process Operators
  • Apprentice – Accounts Assistant
  • Apprentice –  Health, Safety & Environmental


For further information regarding each vacancy and to apply please visit the company website using the following links:

Machinist Apprentice X4 | Safran (

Special process operators Apprenticeship X3 | Safran (

Inspector Apprenticeship X2 | Safran (

Apprentice Fitter x2 | Safran (

Accountants Assistant Finance Apprenticeship | Safran (

Health and Safety Apprenticeship | Safran (