At Gatwick we're dedicated to shaping the future of world travel and delivering the highest possible standards.
Our engineers work round the clock, 365 days a year and are essential to the smooth running of the airport. This means having a well trained, motivated team of technicians to ensure the equipment at our airport is safe, reliable and works when it should!
About our engineering apprenticeship programme
We run a four year programme which offers you the chance to earn while you train and get a nationally recognised qualification at the end of the course. Are you the type of person who can:
- Attend college regularly, work hard and ensure your assessments are completed to the highest standards?
- Work as part of a team?
- Take personal responsibility for working safely and follow the company's health and safety policies at all times?
- Be flexible and helpful?
- Maintain high professional standards at all times?
If you answered yes, here's what you will be doing:
First year: Training full time at East Surrey College in BTEC Electrical Engineering.
Second year: On-site training at the airport, spending three months at a time in different engineering departments. Continuing with BTEC Electrical Engineering and beginning NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance.
Third year: Ongoing training at engineering departments at the airport. Continuing NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance and one day a week at college to study HNC in Electrical Engineering.
Fourth year: Ongoing placements within engineering departments at the airport. One day a week at college to complete HNC in Electrical Engineering.
Want to apply?
Here's our criteria for applying to be an apprentice. You'll need to:
- Have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or Level 4/5 in English, maths and a technical subject
- Be interested in mechanical or electrical engineering
- Be aged between 16 and 57
- Embrace the desire to learn in a challenging, fast moving airport environment
- Show good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
See what happened when our Head of Engineering, Tony Yates, spent the day with some of our engineering apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week.