Posted: Tue 19th Sep 2017

Airbus sees largest intake of apprentices at Broughton in the last ten years

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Sep 19th, 2017

Airbus Broughton took on 117 apprentices onto its craft, higher and degree apprentice schemes this week; the largest intake in the last ten years. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The apprentices will start training to become skilled aircraft fitters and electricians, engineers, business managers, logistics managers, and finance professionals completing schemes with academic and vocational qualifications. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Throughout the UK Airbus has taken on more than 160 apprentices this year and more than 500 apprentices over the last five years. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Many of those who complete programmes will go onto to work at one of the companies facilities overseas. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In addition, around 70 per cent of the senior management team at the Broughton plant in north Wales began their careers as apprentices. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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