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Technician Apprentices
This three to four year Engineering Apprenticeship will see you working on some of the world’s most advanced military aircraft, in either a craft or technician role

What does the apprenticeship include?

This three to four year apprenticeship will see you undertaking your initial period of  ‘Off the Job Training’, which lasts for approximately 40 weeks,  at our Air Training Academy in Preston, Lancashire. During this time you will be provided with local accommodation, and transport between Brough and Preston on a Sunday and Thursday.

You will be joining the Air sector — the part of BAE Systems that designs, manufactures and supports some of the world's most advanced military aircraft.

We’re involved in every stage of an aircraft’s development from the initial brief to the design, build and test phase. Our expertise encompasses systems integration, manufacturing, repairs and upgrades.

As a Technician apprentice you will undertake placements in the Technical Engineering areas such as Production Support, Project Management, Human Engineering, Airworthiness, Mission Systems and Design in Service.  During this time you will continue your studies on a day release basis at a local college or university.

Following your initial training period of around 40 weeks, you will be based at the Brough site to commence your ‘On the job’ placements; however you can expect to undertake one or more placements at other MA&I locations.

Typical Technician apprenticeship programmes comprise of:


Technician Programme


Apprentice - Technician - Brough Graphic


What is the salary?


From day one you will be earning a competitive salary with increases related to performance against objectives and behaviours.


What qualifications will I get?

Technician apprentices are required to study to HNC level in Aeronautical Engineering as well as completing an NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support.


What are the entry requirements?

As an Engineering Apprentice, you'll require five GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science/technical subject.

Applicants will be expected to be medically fit as deemed necessary to perform the role, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance. 


What are my future job prospects?

There are many different engineering roles for an engineering technician following completion of the apprenticeship, including opportunities to work overseas.

What do our apprentices say?

Zach, Engineering Apprentice.
"There are so many good things about this apprenticeship. The first year at the training centre was a great expereince as you got to work with apprentices from other sites and make some great friends. Within the day job there are opportunities to visit other sites, go to the UK RAF bases and potentially overseas. I will alwars remember whilst at RAF Waddington I saw the Red Arrows, this type of experience you don't get with other apprenticeships."

This role is currently closed.