When it comes to engineering opportunities, nothing quite matches Heathrow. Our engineering teams work across the airport on a huge range of state of the art development, construction and maintenance projects. Together, they are responsible for £14bn worth of assets, including 4 million square metres of airfield pavements, 180km of airside and landside roads, 33 surface car parks, 50 tunnels and 31 bridges, not to mention the largest private water distribution system in Europe. As we are responsible for all of it, what do you want to learn about first?
Our Engineering Apprenticeship programme is exciting, with no two days being the same. You will earn while you learn. It’s about working on real-life projects and getting to grips with the kind of engineering challenges you won’t find anywhere else.
Why is it a recognised route to success?
Our scheme has been running for 40 years and has produced many of the best engineers and technicians who work with us today. In fact, more than half of our current engineering team started out as apprentices. On our four-year apprenticeship, you’ll work alongside and learn from some of these highly experienced colleagues, developing the diverse skillsets needed to run and maintain the critical engineering infrastructure we have at Heathrow.
Over the four years, you will gain accredited NVQs at levels 2 and 3 in General Engineering and Engineering Maintenance.
There is also the potential for you to study towards a BTEC Level 3, HNC or BEng Foundation Degree.
What we’re looking for
To be successful on this programme, you will have a real passion for engineering and a sincere dream to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional engineer.
We can develop you faster if you are willing to adapt to feedback, and have a flexible, positive approach.
In terms of GCSEs, you must have a grade B/6 or above in maths and grade C/5 or above in science, English and another subject. Alternatively, you could have an NVQ or equivalent in a science or engineering discipline.
When will applications be open?
Applications for our 2019 Engineering Apprenticeship will open next Spring.