Earn while you train on our award winning apprenticeships


We run an award winning 4 year engineering apprenticeship programme. Our apprenticeships offer you the chance to earn while you train and get a nationally recognised qualification.

As an Engineering Apprentice, you'll train as a Technical Apprentice in Engineering Maintenance through a mixture of studying at college and hands on experience at the airport.

In the first year you'll study at college full-time, earning while you learn, then day release study through years two to four. You'll mix college work with some of our exciting projects and airport engineering.

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity you'll have actual or predicted GCSE Level 4/5 or above in Maths, English and a Science Subject. You'll also be able to commit to a four year programme, be passionate about Engineering and have a thirst to learn.

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We came second in the top 100 apprenticeship employersWe won second place in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the 2021 Rate My Apprenticeship Awards. We also placed second as the best apprenticeship employers in the South East.

You'll learn in the action

On the airfield

You'll work on everything from repairing lights on the runway to the ground power units for aircraft.

in with baggage

Our baggage systems handles thousands of suitcases an hour - and you'll help everything run smoothly.

below the shuttle

It takes an army to keep things moving - and you'll work on things like our inter terminal transit system.

Our engineers of the future

Meet some of our former apprentices, as they talk through how much they're learning every day at Gatwick. Both now work at the airport as fully qualified Engineering Technicians.
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We've got 45 years experience

This year we're celebrating 45 years of engineering apprentices. Our first cohort joined us in 1977 and we've welcomed new apprentices every year since.

Over 300 apprentices started their engineering career with us, and over a third have gone on to grow their career at Gatwick.

Our community work forms part of our sustainability policy

It's become so important to us that building future skills forms a key part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.

Read more about our sustainability policy

We welcomed our first apprentices in 1977

Hear from some of our current apprentices

Abi, 1st year

I knew from 14 that I wanted to do an apprenticeship straight from GCSE. Gatwick caught my eye because of the hands-on experience that they offered, and the opportunity to work in a variety of areas.

Only 12% of the engineering industry are female - that needs to change. I want to encourage more women and girls into engineering roles and be part of the change.

Finlay, 1st year

This past year has been amazing! Being introduced to the other apprentices who are now some of my closest friends, and meeting the technicians on the job.

The first year at college teaches you practical skills such as welding, machining and hand fitting whilst also backing you up with the theory knowledge alongside it. Plus the opportunity to work at Gatwick during the half terms.

Jiane, 2nd year

I have loved every second of my apprenticeship, I learn practical skills and view engineering in a real-world sense. Everyone has been so supportive whilst teaching me systems around the airport.

Gatwick has also provided me with the opportunity to encourage more females into engineering. I want to show that woman can break down these barriers in engineering.


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Joining team Gatwick means growing your career with the world's most efficient single runway airport - where no two days are the same. You'll get the space and support to grow and develop with us. Together, we can succeed in creating an enjoyable and effortless experience for our passengers.

Applications for our 2022 apprentice programme have now closed.

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