Manufacturing Operative Apprentice


Key information

Manufacture / assembly and repair
Gloucestershire, England, UK
Apprenticeship, Full-time, 3 Years

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.

During your apprenticeship:

  • • You will be working to aerospace specifications and internal processes
  • • Your main responsibilities will encompass all of the manufacturing (Machining & Special Process) methods associated with the production and maintenance of high value landing gear components.

As a valued member of the team, your knowledge and skills will be utilised to assist our
continuous improvement programme to reduce shop processing times, manufacturing hours, and improve product quality.

Post apprenticeship you may be required to work shift rotations comprising days, bridging, nights and when required, weekends.

Complementary description

Your apprenticeship will follow a structured Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and
Engineering – Advanced Machinist.

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

Year 2-3: Will be delivered and assessed within the workplace where you will be required to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in a minimum of two of the five disciplines.
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 and
product verification (CNC programming, Milling, Turning and Lathes).
You will also be provided with the ‘theory' part of your apprenticeship;

All of the above will enable you to develop an excellent foundation in Engineering.

Job requirements

You will have a keen interest in science and engineering and be able to demonstrate a methodical and thorough approach to work.
You will possess excellent problem solving abilities. 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. The ability to effectively work as part of a team and on your own will be key to your success.

Successful candidates will need to have achieved, or expect to achieve at least 5 GCSE's at
Grade 4 or above. Must include: Maths, English, Science and a technology.

Specificity of the job

Time shared between the Safran Landing Systems Services site and the Training Providers site, both located in Gloucester.

Company information

Safran Landing Systems

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 81,000 employees and holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Capital ranking for best employers in France.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. The company works with 30 civil and military aircraft manufacturers and supports 27,800 aircraft that make 73,000 landings a day.

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