Engineering Technician - Apprentice

  • RAF Brize Norton, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
  • Full-time

Company Description

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost. 

We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support.   

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 6,000 people with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn.

We are a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors.

Job Description

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group invite applicants to undertake a 4 year Apprenticeship scheme based at RAF Brize Norton.

The first 2 years of the apprenticeship will be split between full-time residential learning with the Resource Group Aviation Technical Training (LRTT Ltd) at Cotswold Airport, with accommodation provided locally. The practical hand skills training element will be undertaken at Cotswold Airport including maintenance experience on aircraft.  The remainder of the aircraft maintenance experience will be completed at RAF Brize Norton. At the end of these 2 years, candidates will be qualified to EASA Part 66 CAT A1 and have completed the requirements of the Apprenticeship Standards for Aircraft Maintenance fitter / technician (fixed wing). 

Candidates will then complete a further 2 years of training to become skilled aircraft fitters in their chosen specialism in either Electrical/Avionic (Electrical/Avionics Fitter) or Mechanical (Airframe/Propulsion Fitter).

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group work alongside the RAF at Brize Norton as part of the Hercules Integrated Operational Support contract undertaking both scheduled, unscheduled and repairs to the C130J Hercules aircraft.


  • 5 GCSEs at Scores 5—9 (A-C) which must include Maths, English and Science

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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