Apprentice Fitter

2020-01-02T13:47:33.007

Key information

Human Resources
Support functions
Employees / Staff
Gloucester, England, UK
Apprenticeship, Full-time, 4 years
2020-80674

Job description

Working at Safran means being part of something bigger. An enterprise that is shaping our future, a community of people who are passionate about their professions. An environment where we share the same values and goals to meet tomorrow's technological, environmental and social challenges.

We have a great opportunity for a motivated individual to become a Fitter apprentice as a part of the Apprenticeship programme within our Production department for Safran Landing Systems in Gloucester.

Your main responsibility will be:

  • • Working to aerospace specifications and internal processes
  • • The assembly and test of a range of main landing gear components to a finished product
  • • Completion of relevant administration.

This role will enable you to learn all stages of landing gear assembly.
You will gain an understanding of technical drawings, specifications and procedures that need to be followed to always ensure the best quality and on time delivery of all products.

Please note, post apprenticeship, this role will require to work shifts and also to potentially work overtime.

Job requirements

Successful candidate will have a keen interest in science and engineering as well as the ability to demonstrate a methodical and thorough approach to work.

The role of apprentice will require you to be a confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills. You will be a motivated, hard-working individual with excellent planning and organisational skills with excellent problem solving abilities. The ability to effectively work as part of a team and on your own will be the key to your success.

Educational requirements
Successful candidates will need to have achieved, or expect to achieve at least 5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above to include Maths, English, Science and a technology

Complementary description

Apprenticeship Programme follows a structured Level 3 Engineering Fitter apprenticeship.

Year 1: You will spend time at a private local engineering training provider where the relevant qualification units will be delivered and assessed.

Year 2-4: Will be delivered and assessed within Safran where you will be required to achieve a Level 3 Diploma. To support individual Development Plans, all apprentices will spend allocated time to work in different departments according to each training needs.


The qualification will provide you with practical skills in various manufacturing processes (CNC programming, Milling, hand fitting and Turning) and theory including Mathematics, mechanical principles and engineering science.

Specificity of the job

N/A

Company information

Safran Landing Systems

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate around 70,000 landings daily.

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