Composites technician

Composites technician

“A composites technician combines lighter and stronger alternatives to metals for use in manufacturing”

Composites manufacture is the combining of materials to form a lighter and stronger rigid structure as an alternative to metal. As a composites technician, you’ll find yourself at the heart of cutting-edge technologies, using state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll become a skilled resource that will be an enabler for manufacturing technologies, processes and practices. You’ll be engaged in a variety of processes in the production and creation of materials and components that are used in a range of applications, including airplanes, cars, boats, turbine blades, bridges and satellites. You’ll support manufacturing programmes and projects, and may be deployed in the areas of design, tooling, moulding, lay-up, curing, machining, inspection, testing, repair and material production.

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and DT

Entry requirements: Three GCSEs, including maths, English and a science- or technology-based subject 

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum