Job Title: Aeronautical Engineering Apprentice - Avionics
Location: RNAS Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7RH
Working Week: 38 hrs, Monday to Thursday 07:30 to 16:00 and Friday 07:30 to 13:30
Salary: £10,100 per annum
- Level 2 Diploma Aerospace and Aviation Engineering delivered at Camborne college in year 1
- Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Mechanical delivered at Camborne college in year 1 and 2
- Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance EAL with an electrical / electronic bias on site in year 3
Expected Apprenticeship Duration: 36 to 42 months based on completion of end point assessment
About the role
Serco has delivered defence services in the UK since 1964 - and here at RNAS Culdrose we employ around 300 engineers who carry out maintenance on Royal Navy Merlin Helicopters and a range of Avionic equipment. As one of our Aeronautical Engineering Apprentices you will develop the skills you need to join a team that is vital in ensuring the safe and efficient arrival, turnaround and departure of aircraft.
The role involves highly skilled, complex and specialist work, maintaining aircraft systems according to approved work instructions and accurately completing aircraft documentation. You won't be doing it alone though - you will be provided with unparalleled support throughout the duration of your programme by working alongside your colleagues, attending college, and getting hands on experience.
Serco has a strong commitment to apprentices and training, and as a successful Serco apprentice we'll continue to support your development throughout your apprenticeship.
Firstly, you'll need to have a Grade B or above (Grade 9 - 6 under new grading structure) in Maths as well as a Grade A-C in English, Science and one additional subject (Grade 9-4 under new structure) and have a strong interest in Aircraft Engineering.
To be successful in this role, we are looking for somebody who is, enthusiastic, confident, determined and hardworking and who is happy to constantly learn and develop new skills with an interest in Aircraft Engineering. You will be proactive, resourceful and efficient with a can-do attitude and committed to Serco's Values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride. Your good time management will be vital in ensuring aircraft are maintained and repaired in line with deadlines.
Meaningful and vital work: You'll play a vital role maintaining Aircraft on behalf of the Royal Navy to ensure that they are safe to fly.
A world of opportunity: You'll not only get the great mix of on-the-job experience and class taught learning you'd expect from an apprenticeship, but you'll also be working for a company that is committed to ongoing development and opportunity - with many of our apprentices going on to complete further apprentice and professional qualifications throughout their career with us.
Great people: Everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. Our team of more than 30,000 people across the UK take pride in what they do. As an apprentice at Serco you have an ability to make a real positive difference to people's lives and to the team around you.
Things to consider
You must be able to travel to RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall on a daily basis.
You must not be colour blind - proof will be required that you are at least Colour Perception (CP) 2 (obtainable from any optician).
As we are located on a military establishment, you will be required to undergo the full Ministry of Defence security checks, which includes a check of criminal records.
Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.
We're a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.
Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).