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Apprentices

Learn more about London Gatwick's apprenticeships

Applications now open

Joining London 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 easy experience for our passengers. 

Applications for this year's Engineering Apprenticeships are now open.

We offer apprenticeships in

  • Engineering (Mechanical and vehicle)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Cyber security


Join our award-winning apprenticeship programme. You can earn while you train for a recognised qualification. 

As an apprentice you'll mix college work with time spent in the action at the airport.

To apply you'll need actual or predicted grades in the relevant subjects. You'll also be able to commit to the full length of the programme. 

Engineering

photo of an engineer fixing a runway light

Our engineering team protects, maintains and repairs​ our infrastructure. From the electricity that powers us to the giant plant rooms that heat and cool the airport. 

Apprentice help keep our baggage, airfield, and safety systems in top shape. This four-year programme leads to being a qualified engineering technician. 

Do the words 'complex challenge' and 'race against time' sound exciting? Then this could be the apprenticeship for you. 

  • Check Icon ImageYou'll need an actual or predicted GCSE Level 4/5 or above in Maths, English and a Science Subject 
  • Check Icon ImageAble to commit to a four-year programme 
Transport Engineering

photo of an engineer underneath the terminal shuttle performing maintenance

Our transport engineering team protects, maintains and repairs​ our vehicles. From fire trucks and snow ploughs to our vehicles that patrol the airport. 

As an apprentice, you'll ensure our fleet of vehicles are always ready for action. This four-year programme leads to a BTEC Level 3 qualification. 

Do you love getting under the bonnet of all kinds of vehicles? Then this could be the apprenticeship for you. 

  • Check Icon ImageYou'll need an actual or predicted GCSE Level 4/5 or above in Maths, English and a Science Subject 
  • Check Icon ImageAble to commit to a four-year programme 
Information and technology

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Our IT team looks after all the critical systems that keep the airport running. They cover areas like systems support, digital development, and innovation. 

As an apprentice you'll be the first line of support for key systems and services. This two-year programme leads to a Level 3 ICT qualification. 

Do you love working with technology? Then this could be the apprenticeship for you. 

  • Check Icon ImageYou'll need an actual or predicted GCSE Level 4/5 or above in Maths, English and a Science Subject 
  • Check Icon ImageAble to commit to a two-year programme
Cyber security

photo of a cyber colleague fixing a digital check-in machine

Our cyber team keep all airport critical systems secure from threats. They identify and respond to cyber events, keeping our airport and people safe. 

As an apprentice you'll defend our digital world from cyber criminals. This two-year programme leads to a Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist qualification. 

Do you enjoy problem solving and thinking outside the box? Then this could be the apprenticeship for you. 

  • Check Icon ImageYou'll need an actual or predicted passes at A level or a BTEC Diploma 
  • Check Icon ImageAble to commit to a two-year programme
Over 45 years of experience

Our first cohort joined us in 1977 and we've welcomed new apprentices every year since. 

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

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

Abi, third year

photo of young Gatwick apprentice Abi  in an aircraft bridgeI knew from 14 that I wanted to do an apprenticeship straight from GCSE. Gatwick caught my eye because of the hands-on experience that it offered, and the chance to work in a variety of areas. 

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

Finlay, third year

headshot photo of Finlay holding a wrenchThis past year has been amazing! I’ve been introduced to the other apprentices who are now some of my closest friends and met the technicians on the job. 

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

Zoe, third year

headshot photo of Zoe with toolsI was first inspired by engineering when visiting the Kennedy Space Centre. I'm fascinated by how things work, taking creative ideas and building them. 

The apprenticeship has introduced me to aspects of engineering I'd not experienced before. You'll get hands-on experience, putting your practical skills to use and working as a team. 

Apply now

Joining London 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 easy experience for our passengers. 

Applications for this year's Engineering Apprenticeships are now open


Apply now