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With a Heathrow Engineering Apprenticeship, you will learn the skills needed to become a fully qualified electrical, mechanical or electronic technician and begin your career with world-class experience behind you.

With over half of the entire Engineering workforce coming from our apprenticeship scheme, our commitment to learning and development in this sector is clear and demonstrable.

Our four-year course combines on-the-job training with academic study at a local college and a generous wage throughout the scheme – including when you’re studying.

Gain qualifications while you train

As well as a comprehensive training programme, you’ll study towards a number of qualifications including:

  • NVQ 2 in Performing Engineering Operations
  • Functional Skills
  • BTEC national diploma in engineering maintenance
  • BTEC HNC or Foundation Degree in an Engineering discipline of your choice
  • NVQ/QCF level 3 Diploma in Engineering Maintenance
  • Advanced Apprenticeship Accredited Certificate.

Train at college and on site at Heathrow

Following the first year’s training at college, you’ll work at Heathrow in all departments, gaining experience and seeing first-hand the challenges that come with running a major international airport.

During the remaining three years, you’ll also be expected to attend college once a week on day release to study for either an Engineering Foundation Degree, Higher National or City and Guilds Qualification.

During the three years on site at Heathrow you will also work towards a leading industry accredited NVQ/QCF level 3 in Engineering Maintenance.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for those people who can:

  • Work hard toward the completion of all college work
  • Work as a team to develop problem solving and communication skills
  • Understand the importance of the engineering function to Heathrow
  • Demonstrate a flexible and dedicated attitude towards the scheme and their future career.

Applications open in late February and close early April each year, with aptitude tests conducted in May and assessment centres running late June and early July. Intake of successful candidates will then take place at the beginning of the academic year in September.

Places are limited, but we’re not looking for people with specific engineering experience – simply a mature, dedicated, ‘can-do’ attitude and a commitment to a career in engineering.

We require a minimum of four GCSEs (grade C or above) including Maths, English, Science and any other subject (or an equivalent or engineering qualification).

For an opportunity to earn while you learn please search for engineering apprenticeships.

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