Posted: Mon 2nd Dec 2013

2000 people turn out for Airbus Broughton apprentice open day

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Dec 2nd, 2013

The recent apprenticeship open day at the Airbus plant in Broughton attracted in excess of 2,000 people, all looking to find out more about career opportunities within the leading aircraft manufacturer.

Ken Skates AM, Mark Tami MP along with Airbus' Michael Fleming talks to apprentices Tom Finnegan and Beth Molyneux

Ken Skates AM, Mark Tami MP along with Airbus’ Michael Fleming talks to apprentices Tom Finnegan and Beth Molyneux

Deputy Skills Minister Ken Skates AM also visited the event at the West Factory on Saturday (30 November) along with Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami. Suppliers and education partners with links to the apprenticeship programme at Airbus were also present to talk about wider opportunities for apprentices.

Head of Early Careers for Airbus in the UK, Gary Griffiths said:

“The response we are seeing today just demonstrates the increasing importance being placed on apprenticeships as a means of gaining skills and taking the first steps on the career ladder.

 “The West Factory, which builds the A380 wings, is a great setting to show the sort of high-tech workplace available to anyone going into aerospace, either as a fitter or an engineer, and hopefully we’ve encouraged some of those who attended today to consider apprenticeships.”

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Airbus Apprentice Information Event attracts in excess of 2,000 people including a visit from MP Mark Tami and Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Ken Skates.

Airbus in the UK apprenticeship programmes are:

  • Undergraduate Apprenticeship – Our Undergraduate Apprenticeship in Engineering leads to a BEng with Honours Aeronautical Engineering (Manufacture) in the third year, and combines job-related and academic training. Participants can also achieve a professional IEng level qualification along with an NVQ level 4 Extended Diploma in Engineering Leadership (at present the apprentice would earn around £50k during the 38 month apprenticeship).

  • Higher Supply Chain Logistics apprenticeship – Supply chain logistics support the integrated supply chains within all areas of the business. It manages the supply base of hundreds of external suppliers responsible for parts and materials consumed during the manufacture process.

  • Craft Apprenticeship – Through a Craft Apprenticeship you can become a skilled craftsman e.g. Aircraft mechanical/electrical, during the 38 month apprenticeship you would be expected to complete both academic and vocational qualifications to satisfy the framework.

 

More information about early careers schemes can be found at www.airbus.com/work where you can also apply. 

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