Aerospace (EDAS)

BAE Systems
Warton, Preston
21 Nov 2017
30 Sep 2018
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Start Date

What does the apprenticeship include?
The five-year Aerospace Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme (EDAS) combines full-time industrial placements within our Air sector, with day-release study for NVQ Level 2 and Level 4 academic qualifications, as well as a BEng degree in Aerospace Engineering.
The first six months involve full time study at college where you will learn hand fitting techniques such as creating aerofoil sections, pipe fitting, pneumatics and use drills on different types of metals. You will then continue to study for your degree on a day release, whilst undertaking work placements within different parts of the business – primarily at our Warton or Samlesbury sites in Lancashire. You will move onto a new placement every five months and may find yourself working at our customers’ sites. What is the salary?
You will be paid a competitive starting salary with increments throughout the scheme depending on your performance.
What qualifications will I get?

  • NVQ Level 2 Hand Fitting Skills
  • NVQ Level 4 Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
  • BEng Degree in Aerospace  Engineering

What are the entry requirements?
To apply for the Aerospace Engineering Degree Apprenticeship you will require:

Five GCSEs grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English Language and Double Science AND 240/96 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding UCAS points gained at AS level) to include Maths plus at least one further STEM based subject excluding general studies.  

What are my future job prospects?

You will finish your apprenticeship with five years’ experience and a degree.
Opportunities for progression will depend on your performance and behaviours and the requirements of the business at the time you complete your apprenticeship. 
Former apprentices have gone on to be employed in roles such as Flight Systems Engineer, Mission Systems Engineer, Systems Integration Engineer, Support Engineer and Airframe Specialist.

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