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Apprentice - Engineer

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
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Salary: £15,269 per annum plus excellent benefits
Contract: 36 months fixed term

Hours: 37 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Training: Gloucestershire (9 months) with travel to both Crawley, Gatwick & Heathrow
Closing date: 19 March 2018
Start date:  01 September 2018

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In a nutshell

Are you looking for a career in Engineering? Want to be part of a business that is innovating and exciting? Look no further, Virgin Atlantic is currently recruiting for our Engineering Apprentice Scheme 2018!
This is an incredible opportunity for motivated individuals to pursue their real passion for Engineering. As one of our Apprentices you'll learn from established and credible Engineers and Trainers. We will enrol you on a 3 year training programme, based offsite with an industry leading training provider, which will see you working with your colleagues on live aircraft, whilst developing your dexterity and communication skills.
This will allow you not only to gain an academic qualification but we will give you live exposure to an Engineering operation. Additionally, in the latter stage of the programme, we will spend time with you as you work out of our London Gatwick, London Heathrow, and Manchester operations.
In return for your hard work we will help you achieve your EASA Part 66 Category A licence and you’ll get involved with advancing our innovative fleet.

Day to day

Throughout the apprentice scheme, no two days will be the same. This training programme we have built will cover all parts of the Cat A Licence to ensure you have concrete foundation in Aircraft Maintenance.
This will involve; learning the basic principles of Aircraft maintenance, having exposure to a live operation to gain hands-on practical experience and completing a series of written and practical tests. The testing will include but not limited to; Maths, English and Physics, credits of which, will be used towards your certification.

About you

As Apprentice Engineer, it’s important you are excited and keen to obtain your licence and inhabit a real passion for Engineering, Aviation, and Virgin Atlantic. As an admiral teammate you will want to collaborate to get the job done together.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are key to this position as in training and in the Hangar, we will need you to communicate key information to others around you to ensure all tasks are successful.
You will have basic aircraft and aviation knowledge, with the drive to develop your manual dexterity skills. You’ll take accountability whilst having a strong sense of responsibility to support your own and others learning.
During the off-site training programme period, you will be given residency on site for the duration of your training, this being offered as part of the apprenticeship programme. You will need to be comfortable with staying away for long periods of time and sharing accommodation with other apprentices. The facilities are modern, with an onsite spa and gym!
When you join our engineering team, you’ll have a chance to work on one of the youngest and most impressive fleets in the industry. It includes the mighty Boeing 747-400, the ground-breaking 787-9, the A330 and we’ve some A350s on the way. In fact, when our A350s start arriving in 2019, we’ll have the youngest fleet in the sky. How immense is that? If you like the sound of what we’re offering and the above sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. Beyond a whole world of travel opportunities, we also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies.

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