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Apprenticeship program





Posting date 11 Jan 2021

Division Airbus Defence and Space

Location Stevenage, United Kingdom

External code JR10051536


Job Description

Start date:           September 2021

Location:              Stevenage

Length of programme: 4 Years

Joining an Airbus Apprenticeship Programme could be the ideal start to your career, just as it has been for many of our Senior Managers today. Our Apprentices receive second to none training, gaining the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to make an immediate contribution when you enter the workforce.

Our Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprentices will be working within a multi-disciplinary team on products and solutions to keep the Airbus IT Industrial landscape running smoothly, reliably, and efficiently. By engaging in all phases of IT product development you will build and assemble high quality code on both commercial off the shelf (COTS) and custom built applications. You will be responsible for improving the stability and scalability of the systems, driving adoption of best practices, and developing new solutions to emerging problems.

Our unique 4 year Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship offers a full degree with no fees, plus vocational training with a regular salary. Through this Programme you will achieve a BSc (Hons) Applied Data Science, and gain professional working experience.

You will be studying via our partner University of Hertfordshire and your industry based work takes place at our world leading spacecraft manufacturer site in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.


This apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of on the job training at Airbus, and college based learning on day release over the duration of the 4 year Programme. Whilst working at Airbus you will be based within the Information Management team, who support systems for engineering, operations, maintenance and shop floor operations. You will learn key skills in Applied Data Science and you will have the opportunity to apply real world analytical practices which will support your learning whilst adding value to our business. You will have the opportunity to work alongside our highly skilled IT professionals in delivering support to the business on advanced COTS software applications, on cutting edge hosting and network solutions.

Key activities of the industry based work of this apprenticeship include:

  • Participating in all product development lifecycle phases, including the analysis, design, test and integration of IT Products
  • Participating and in some cases leading, Data Analytics projects to improve our business performance.
  • Developing design specifications and parameters that are in compliance with products’ architectural blueprints
  • Managing the adoption of tooling and industry best practices amongst the development teams
  • Research, evaluation and development of new tools to improve IT product development efficiency
  • Deploy highly available, scalable, maintainable, monitored systems and services
  • Project management / client work, involving gathering requirements, creating technical specifications and architecture documents, creating and maintaining documentation and managing a project timeline
  • Assisting in development of product user manuals


This is an ideal role for someone with a keen interest in ICT, digital technology, internet of things, mobile apps, data analytics and technology watching/trend monitoring.

In order to be eligible for this apprenticeship you must have a minimum of either:

  • 3 A-Levels as grade C or above, preferably in Maths, Sciences and IT.


  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in an IT/Digital subject, at minimum MMM grade.

Please note that, due to the funded nature of this Programme, applicants with undergraduate degrees in computing/IT are not eligible.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • The ability to work well in a team, as well as focus on your own self development
  • Experience or knowledge of IT product design and development
  • Good acumen for Mathematics and Statistics
  • Ability to manage problems, produce documentation, and complete testing
  • Knowledge of Information and knowledge management
  • Experience computer languages such as C++, Python, JavaScript, HTML would be beneficial

You must also include a cover letter as part of your application for this Programme which demonstrates your interest in aerospace and motivation to join the apprenticeship Programme.

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It …Count!

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.


AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.