BAE Systems

Aerospace Engineering Degree Apprenticeship


BAE Systems

Training Provider:

National Apprenticeship Service

Wage Competitive salary
37.0 hours per week Full-time Monday to Friday. Hours TBC.
duration: 5 years
start: 30 September 2020
Degree(level 6)
Aerospace engineer Level 6 (Degree with honours) (apprenticeship standard)
30 positions available
28 February 2020 (application closing date)
The Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme (EDAS) in Aerospace is a five year scheme, covering a wide range of engineering areas and disciplines within BAE Systems Air Sector. Study towards a BEng (Hons) degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering and a Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced.


The first 6 months involves being at the Academy for Skills and Knowledge (ASK) at Samlesbury for 3 days per week, working towards a Level 2 Diploma, employing various hand fitting techniques such as creating aerofoil sections, pipe fitting, pneumatics and metalworking, using a variety of workshop equipment.

One day per week, for the first 6 months, will be spent at a local college studying towards an Aerospace Engineering degree. After the first 6 months, you will start placements within the Air Engineering business, a total of 6 x 5 month placements spanning a wide cross-section of engineering capabilities over the first 3 years.

During this time, you will gather evidence towards a Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced manufacturing and continue to study towards your degree, by attending college 1 day per week. Your working week will be split 4 days per week in placement and 1 day per week at college.

In years 4 and 5, you will start to specialise in a specific engineering discipline e.g. Aerodynamics, Systems Engineering, Support Engineering from a number of Air Engineering programmes e.g. Typhoon, US Programmes, Tempest, Hawk.

Future Prospects

A great job after completion. Around 95% of our apprentices choose to stay with us and go on to have really successful careers. You can choose to go for promotion and progression or continue learning in the role you’ve moved into.

When you successfully complete your apprenticeship, we will help you to move into a suitable role, subject to the requirements of the business.

Reality Check

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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A BAE Systems Apprenticeship gives you a competitive salary while working towards a nationally recognised qualification, the support of an apprentice network, and the opportunity to work on cutting edge projects with people who are leaders in their field.

Please see the selection process below:

The process consists of five stages:

  • An online application
  • Online test
  • Application review
  • Competency interview or assessment centre
  • Medical and security checks

Depending on fulfilment of the requirements, the process can take until July/August to complete and final offers are made.

Skills Required

  • None specified

Qualities Required

  • We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn and give an apprenticeship opportunity their all
  • Diversity strengthens our business and we encourage people from all walks of life to apply, regardless of gender or ethnicity
  • You don’t need to know everything about your chosen area of work – we’ll train you and give you the qualifications you need to progress in a career in your chosen field
  • We only ask that you demonstrate interest, passion and commitment to what you want to do

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent) including mathematics, English and Science.
  • 96 UCAS Tariff Points (240 points old tariff) (or equivalent) including two STEM based subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics)

Training Provided

Training Provider to be confirmed. 

  • Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering
  • Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
  • BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering
  • Where you will study may vary depending upon the home site you have applied to
  • Whilst working full-time, you will be provided with off-the-job training delivered in dedicated in-house training facilities or at our partner colleges or universities
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