Apprentice - Aerospace Engineer, Engineering

  • Newmarket Road, Apprenticeship, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
  • 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

2020 marks the centenary of Marshall apprenticeships, do you want to become a part of the exciting world of aerospace and help to shape its future? Have you thought about working towards a BEng(Hons) Engineering degree that will set you on the path to becoming an Aerospace Engineer? Are you bright, hardworking and up for a challenge? If the answers are yes, yes and yes then have you thought about becoming an Engineering Apprentice with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. This is a path that will not only get you a BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering degree but pay you while doing so and give you real-world, hands-on experience of working in an aerospace engineering environment.

As an engineering apprentice you will be exposed to a range of knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the Aerospace Engineer Standard, completing qualifications in:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation
  • Level 4 Diploma in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Level 6 Bachelor Honours Degree (BEng) delivered in conjunction with Lancaster University. 

Not only will this demonstrate competency in the role but will complement wider business strategy and enable you to support your long-term career development.

Our qualified Aerospace Engineers work primarily within specific engineering disciplines such as structural design, avionics, stress engineering, systems engineering and integration, support engineering, aircraft support and more; much more. They focus on all aspects related to the lifecycle of systems and products. Whilst doing so they of course comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements. They must be able to use and interpret engineering data and documentation such as engineering drawings, reports and computer generated models. They are expected to work both individually and as part of an Engineering team, often comprising several disparate engineering disciplines. They are expected to design, develop, specify, analyse, test, validate and modify designs and solutions to satisfy customer requirements and in-service operations.

We will not pretend it’s an easy option - we will challenge you in every way. But, nothing worth having comes easy. If you think you’ve got what it takes then we would love you to hear from you.


  • Academic qualifications of 96 UCAS points or above at A-Level standard or equivalent, to include Maths plus at least one further STEM based subject such as Physics, ICT, Computing, Electronics.
  • You must have 5 GCSEs at Grade A-C including Mathematics, English Language and Double Science or equivalent.

Additional Information

Please note this role will commence in September 2020.

To enable you to successfully complete your 4 year apprenticeship we will be sending out an equipment list before you start which will include the requirement to have your own laptop, please discuss with a staff member at your first assessment day should this present an issue.

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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