Apprentice Fitter

2021-01-19T16:48:25.08

Key information

Human Resources
Support functions
Employees / Staff
Gloucester, England, UK
Apprenticeship, Full-time, 3 years
2021-86612

Job description

Working at Safran means being part of something bigger. An enterprise that is shaping our future, a community of people who are passionate about their professions. An environment where we share the same values and goals to meet tomorrow's technological, environmental and social challenges.

We have a great opportunity for a motivated individual to become a Fitter apprentice as a part of the Apprenticeship programme within our Production department for Safran Landing Systems in Gloucester.

Your main responsibility will be:

  • • Working to aerospace specifications and internal processes
  • • The assembly and test of a range of main landing gear components to a finished product
  • • Completion of relevant administration.

This role will enable you to learn all stages of landing gear assembly.
You will gain an understanding of technical drawings, specifications and procedures that need to be followed to always ensure the best quality and on time delivery of all products.

Please note, post apprenticeship, this role will require to work shifts and also to potentially work overtime.

Complementary description

Apprenticeship Programme follows a structured Level 3 Engineering Fitter apprenticeship.

Year 1: You will spend time at a private local engineering training provider where the relevant qualification units will be delivered and assessed.

Year 2-3: Will be delivered and assessed within Safran where you will be required to achieve a Level 3 Diploma. To support individual Development Plans, all apprentices will spend allocated time to work in different departments according to each training needs.


The qualification will provide you with practical skills in various manufacturing processes (CNC programming, Milling, hand fitting and Turning) and theory including Mathematics, mechanical principles and engineering science.

Job requirements

Successful candidate will have a keen interest in science and engineering as well as the ability to demonstrate a methodical and thorough approach to work.

The role of apprentice will require you to be a confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills. You will be a motivated, hard-working individual with excellent planning and organisational skills with excellent problem solving abilities. The ability to effectively work as part of a team and on your own will be the key to your success.

Educational requirements
Successful candidates will need to have achieved, or expect to achieve at least 5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above to include Maths, English, Science and a technology

Specificity of the job

N/A

Company information

Safran Landing Systems

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 81,000 employees and holds, alone or in partnership, world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.

Safran is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Capital ranking for best employers in France.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. The company works with 30 civil and military aircraft manufacturers and supports 27,800 aircraft that make 73,000 landings a day.

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