Degree apprentice - Manufacturing Engineer


Key information

Human Resources
Support functions
Employees / Staff
Gloucester, England, UK
Apprenticeship, Full-time, 5 years

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.

Our Manufacturing Engineer department at Safran Landing Systems in Gloucester is offering a great opportunity of a Degree Apprenticeship programme to become a Manufacturing Engineer.

This is a challenging and varied role which includes the following responsibilities:

  • • Creation and maintenance of standard operation layouts.
  • • Creation and maintenance of manufacturing stage models and drawings.
  • • Design of jigs, fixtures, special tooling, assembly methods and lifting equipment.
  • • Creation and maintenance of CNC programs.
  • • Staying up to date with new technologies
  • • Support initiatives to improve quality, cost, delivery, health and safety and environmental performance.

Job requirements

You will have a keen interest in science and engineering and be able to demonstrate a methodical and thorough approach to work.

You will possess excellent problem solving abilities. 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. The ability to effectively work as part of a team and on your own will be key to your success.

Educational requirements
Successful candidates will need to have achieved, or expect to achieve at least 3 A-levels in a relevant discipline including Maths and one Science or technology and have achieved, or expect to achieve at least 5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above to include Maths, English, Science and a technology.

Complementary description

The programme follows a structured level 6 apprenticeship including a BEng Manufacturing Engineer degree.

This qualification is based on national occupational standards requiring you to demonstrate both engineering skills and knowledge, with the ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems.

Year 1: You will spend time at a private local engineering training provider where the relevant qualification units will be delivered and assessed. As part of your apprenticeship you will complete:

  • • Practical training
  • • Level 6 apprenticeship
  • • Manufacturing Engineer Degree

Year 2-5: You will be working directly in the company and provided with specific training relating to the business. You will continue day release at University to complete your degree.
This will enable you to develop an excellent foundation in Engineering.

Specificity of the job


Company information

Safran Landing Systems

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate around 70,000 landings daily.

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