Advanced Practical Apprenticeship (Heathrow)

Advanced Practical Apprenticeship (Heathrow)

£11,506 pa
Time left to apply
17 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

During the first year of your training programme, you’ll be based off-site in London to complete modules in Hand Fitting, Assembly, Maintaining Mechanical Devices, Wiring and Testing Electrical Circuits, and Milling and Turning. You’ll also study for your BTEC which will include Health & Safety, Maths, Mechanical Principles, Business, Applications of Mechanical Systems, Communications and Projects.

In your second year, we’ll need you to relocate to our Derby Engine Overhaul Services Off-Wing Operations site. Here you’ll gain Fitter experience and complete some of your NVQ Level 3 units and other classroom-based courses – all managed by our apprentice team. We’ll provide financial support for your relocation during this year.

In your final year, you’ll be based in Engine Overhaul Services Off-Wing Operations at London Heathrow, where you’ll complete the remaining NVQ level 3 units and any required classroom-based courses. You’ll also get the Base Mechanic experience you need to complete your apprenticeship.

What you'll need
As well as showing a passion for practical engineering, you'll need to be articulate, numerate and a great team player. You'll need to learn fast and have the discipline it takes to balance studying for a qualification with the demands of your job. We also expect at least three GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and Physics or Chemistry at grade C or 4, plus English Language at grade D or 3.

What you’ll get

  • A competitive pension, and 33 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Career support from day one
  • Nationally-recognised qualifications
  • Relocation support in your second year

Company information

Our London Heathrow Service Centre provides customers with round-the-clock specialist maintenance and support for their aero engines. The 95,000 square feet facility, which is larger than Wembley football pitch, includes a state-of-the-art engine workshop. On our Practical Apprenticeship, you’ll learn all the skills you need to join the team in Engine Overhaul Services Off-Wing Operations, while gaining recognised qualifications and earning a competitive salary.

Our high-performance, integrated power solutions are at the cutting edge of technology. From powering huge commercial vessels to nuclear submarines, supersonic fighter jets to highly efficient passenger planes, or rail locomotives to luxury yachts, we go above and beyond to create better. And it’s all thanks to our people. Whether they work in engineering or finance, manufacturing or project management, our 50,000-strong team work together to deliver excellence in the air, on land and at sea – to customers in 150 nations around the world.

Trusted to deliver excellence.

We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, irrespective of their race, colour, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other characteristic.


Over three years, you’ll gain experience across Civil Large Engine Overhaul and a Level 3 Practical Apprenticeship, including vocational training and NVQ Performing Engineering Operations Level 2, a Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering NVQ Level 3 qualification, and a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.


£11,506 pa




How to apply

Closing date: 09/02/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 09/02/2018

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