Engineering Apprenticeship

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1165384522-2
  • Date Posted: 14 November 2023
  • Apprentice Employer: Royal Air Force
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Apprentice Pay: £18,600 to £27,200
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Civil Engineering, Engineering
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Whatever your age (ages 16-47) or experience, would you like the chance to complete an apprenticeship whilst earning £18,600 during your first 6 months, increasing to £23,400 until completion of technical training and then increasing again to £27,200 after completion of technical training?Add to that 38 days paid holiday, free gym membership, free medical/dental, a non-contributary pension, subsidised accommodation for single members and families the list is endless!

The RAF is one of the largest providers of diverse apprenticeships in the UK. We offer these apprenticeships for this role:

Level 3 Apprenticeship - Engineering Technician

Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long term career development.

Experience Needed - None! but you do need the minimum education requirements of:

  • GCSE grade C/4 or Scottish National 5 grade C in English language, Mathematics and an approved Science/Technology-based subject.

The RAF will train you over the four phases below

  • Phase one training - 10 weeks RAF Halton -You'll complete the basic recruit training course at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire
  • Phase two training - 12 months - DSAE Cosford - the next step is a specialist training course at Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering in Cosford, near Wolverhampton

  • Additional Qualifications - ongoing - During your specialist training you will be enrolled on a level 3 Engineering Technician Apprentice

Engineering Apprenticeship Requirements

  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of a dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen from birth. This is due to the rapid and effective deployability of RAF personnel to countries that apply travel restrictions to non-UK personnel.
  • Be between 16 and 47 (Must start training before 48th birthday).
  • Commit to minimum 3 years post specialist training.
  • Pass a Fitness test.
  • Pass the Defence Aptitude Assessment

Interested in this amazing opportunity then Click 'apply now' to become one of the Royal Air Force's skilled Engineering Apprentices.