Aerospace engineer

Aerospace engineer

“An aerospace engineer operates aircraft components and equipment, specialising in a specific engineering discipline, such as airframe, design and stress, systems integration, support engineering, or manufacturing engineering”

As an aerospace engineer apprentice, you’ll learn how to comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, and use and interpret engineering data and documentation such as engineering drawings, reports and computer-generated models. Working both individually and as part of an engineering team, often made up of several disparate engineering disciplines, you’ll design, develop, specify, analyse, test, validate and modify designs and solutions to satisfy customer requirements. The requirements of this apprenticeship are designed to offer stretch and progression. You’ll develop into an engineer who is able to take responsibility for the quality, accuracy and timely delivery of your own work. On completion, you’ll achieve a bachelor’s degree.

Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and maths

Entry requirements: Five GCSEs including maths, English and double science, and A-levels in STEM subjects such as maths, physics, ICT, computing and electronics

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum