Air Traffic Engineer Apprentice

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Title: Air Traffic Engineer Apprentice

Location: Hawarden Airport, CH4 0DR

Working Week: 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Apprenticeship Qualification: NVQ Level 3 Electrical/Electronic Engineering / HNC Level 4 Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Expected Apprenticeship Duration: 48 months


Serco Defence Hawarden Airport have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Engineer to join their Air Traffic Engineering team, working towards the role of Air Traffic Engineer (ATE) with the full qualifications of the Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) requirements to meet UK CAA standards.


Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship the Apprentice Engineer will be required to attend Coleg Cambria for off-the-job training to achieve initially a NVQ Level 3 Electrical/Electronic Engineering leading to a HNC level 4 in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. The time needed to achieve this will be accommodated though part-time education/day-release from Hawarden Airport.


This is a specialist role and equipment training will be provided following successful completion of the HNC Level 4 and acceptance into a fulltime ATE role. Reporting to the Senior Air Traffic Engineer, the Apprentice Engineer will work as part of a team of Engineers providing equipment monitoring, preventive and reactive maintenance of Air Traffic Services (ATS) Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) equipment.


We are looking for someone who has a strong desire to develop a career in a highly rewarding professional electronics-based engineering role in an aviation environment which requires a methodical and diligent attitude to problem solving to meet the exacting high standards of equipment functionality and safety. 


Key Accountabilities:


  • Deliver against your Apprenticeship Plan to ensure all required modules are successfully completed on time and to a good level.
  • Work cohesively with the engineering and management team in support of safe ATS.

What you'll need to do the role:

  • Be highly motivated, hardworking, dedicated and passionate about working in an electronic focussed engineering career with great prospects.
  • GCSEs in Maths (grade B), English Language, Science and another subject (grade C)
  • Hold or working towards NVQ Level 2 in Electronics (or similar) or A Levels in Maths and Physics at grade C or above.
  • Be eligible to obtain an SC Clearance (Clearances are provided by Serco)
  • There is a requirement to work at height (climbing masts) in this role.  Candidates must be able to meet medical fitness requirements and comfortable working at height. 


Additional features of the role:

  • The Apprentice will be required to complete ATSEP training and specialist equipment training, following successful completion of the NVQ level 3 which will require some travelling which may be abroad. 
  • Airside driving on an airfield will form part of this role. A current driving license would be an advantage.
  • Serco will support the Apprentice Engineer's personal and professional development as they progress through the HNC and role specific training.


 What we offer:


  • Competitive salaries with annual reviews
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, free flu vaccines and more.
  • A Serco benefits portal offering a wide range of discounts for major high street brands in Retail, Leisure & Hospitality
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.


To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 



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31/07/2024 01:19:00
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