Multi-Skilled manufacturing Operative Apprentice


Key information

Human Resources
Support functions
Employees / Staff
Gloucester, England, UK
Apprenticeship, Full-time, 4 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.

During your apprenticeship:

  • • You will be working to aerospace specifications and internal processes
  • • Your main responsibilities will encompass all of the manufacturing (Machining & Special Process) methods associated with the production and maintenance of high value landing gear components.

As a valued member of the team, your knowledge and skills will be utilised to assist our
continuous improvement programme to reduce shop processing times, manufacturing hours, and improve product quality.

Post apprenticeship you may be required to work shift rotations comprising days, bridging, nights and when required, weekends

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

Successful candidates will need to have achieved, or expect to achieve at least 5 GCSE's at
Grade 4 or above. Must include: Maths, English, Science and a technology.

Complementary description

Your apprenticeship will follow a structured Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and
Engineering – Advanced Machinist.

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

Year 2-4: Will be delivered and assessed within the workplace where you will be required to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in a minimum of two of the five disciplines.
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 and
product verification (CNC programming, Milling, Turning and Lathes).
You will also be provided with the ‘theory' part of your apprenticeship;

All of the above will enable you to develop an excellent foundation in Engineering.

We have several Apprentice vacancies across two of our sites in Gloucester:
Maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM)
Your applications will be considered for both.

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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