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Aeronautical Engineering Apprentice RNAS Culdrose

  • Garras, Helston (TR12), TR12 7RH
  • 9995
  • Intermediate apprenticeships
  • Expired

Aeronautical Engineering Apprentice

RNAS Culdrose - Cornwall, Helston - TR12 7RH

Hours: 38 hrs, Monday to Thursday 07:30 to 16:00 and Friday 07:30 to 13:30

Duration: 36 Months

Salary: £9995 per annum


Serco is a multi-national company that is able to offer a wide range of career and further job opportunities both within the UK and worldwide. Our people management programme encourages internal advancement and active support is given to all employees’ Continuous Professional Development.

Serco has a strong commitment to apprentices and training and as a successful Serco apprentice, you will be provided with unparalleled support throughout the duration of your programme. You will develop the skills you need for the job by working alongside your colleagues and getting hands on experience. You will also be helped to build relationships with peers, allowing you to achieve your professional development objectives. A wide range of aviation and engineering support activities are carried out at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall.


Under contract to Leonardo Helicopters, 250 employed engineers carry out depth maintenance as part of a team working on Royal Navy Merlin Helicopters. A wide range of Mechanical tasks on equipment and systems is undertaken.

Under contract to Leonardo Helicopters over 250 engineers are employed to carry out depth maintenance as part of a team working on Royal Navy Merlin Helicopters. They undertake a wide range of Mechanical based tasks on equipment and systems.

Main duties:

  • Aircraft power plant.
  • Rotors and Transmissions
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Landing Gear
  • Pneumatics
  • Naval Air Publications and Compound –Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (C-IEPT)
  • Health & Safety
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regs
  • Tool Control and Quality Practices
  • You will also learn about Gold ESP (Electronic asset management and work recording tool)

What we are looking for in our canidates:

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to understand instructions
  • Good time management
  • Able to ask for guidance/support
  • Enthusiastic, reliable, determined and hard working.

  • Maths Grade B or above or Grade 9 to 6 under the new grading structure
  • English and a Science subject Grade A – C or Grade 9 to 4 under the new grading structure
  • An additional GCSE Grade A – C or Grade 9 to 4 under the new grading structure
  • You will also need to complete an initial assessment, which will help us guide you to the most appropriate programme to meet your needs.

Training to be provided:

  • NVQ L3 Extended Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (On Aircraft Maintenance) – no college attendance required
  • Tech Cert L3, 120 credit Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
  • L2 Performing Engineering Operations
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT, as required – no college attendance required

Things to consider:

You must be able to travel to RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall on a daily basis.

**Interviews will be held on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March**

You must not be colour blind - proof will be required that you are at least Colour Perception (CP) 2 (obtainable from any optician). 

As we are located on a military establishment, you will be required to undergo the full Ministry of Defence security checks, which includes a check of criminal records.

You may be required to live away from home for periods whilst at College studying for your National Technical Certificate or it may be a local College on day release. If so Serco will cover costs in accordance with Company guidelines.

Closing date: 19th February

Possible start date: September 2019

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

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