Craft Apprenticeship - #973984

Spirit AeroSystems

Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Belfast
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Spirit AeroSystems



Let your career take off!

Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial airplanes, defence platforms, and business and regional jets. With expertise in aluminum and advanced composite manufacturing solutions, the company’s core products include fuselages, integrated wings and wing components, pylons, and nacelles. Also, Spirit serves the aftermarket for commercial, business and regional jets. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit has facilities in the U.S., U.K., France, Malaysia, and Morocco. More information is available at:

Develop your skills and acquire valuable experience in a fast-paced, challenging and results-driven global organisation. Why not join our Engineering Apprenticeship programme in Belfast commencing in September 2024! Combining study with on-the-job learning, our programme offers exciting opportunities and provides the foundation for a career in aeronautical engineering. If you are hardworking, passionate, and ambitious, we want to hear from you. 

These exciting opportunities within our team are based in Belfast Northern Ireland, and offer:

  • Standard 36 hour working week

  • Generous holidays

  • Professional development and growth


Successful candidates will enter the programme as craft trainees and work towards attaining Aeronautical Engineering Framework NVQ Level 3 and City and Guilds qualifications. To be eligible for consideration, you must possess, the following minimum qualifications by 31st August 2024. There may be opportunities, for those who are interested, to be considered for a technical apprenticeship in Year 2.


Qualification Requirements

Four GCSE passes in the following subjects:

Mathematics*                                                  minimum Grade C
English Language                                            minimum Grade C
Science or a Technology based subject        minimum Grade C
Any other subject                                            minimum Grade C

*Preference may be given to candidates with a minimum Grade B or C* in Maths.

Essential Skills, Key Skills or City & Guilds, at the appropriate level, will also be considered as acceptable equivalents.

Applicants should be aware that the selection of successful candidates will be made in accordance with the eligibility criteria for the funding of the Apprenticeships NI 2021 programme, as set out by the Department for the Economy.  

The selection process may include online aptitude tests and an interview. Please note the primary means of communication will be email (please remember to check your Spam folder). 

Completed applications must be submitted by 12PM on Friday 23rd of February 2024

Spirit will be holding an information session for applicants and Parents/Guardians.

Please use the link below to register your interest.

The company employs people from all sections of the community and is committed to the appointment of the best candidate based upon the merit principle alone. In pursuit of our equal opportunities programme, we would particularly welcome more applications from Catholics and females, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce. 

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