Apprenticeships

Apprentice Aviation Component Engineer
Job position/grade: Apprentice
Location: Rayleigh, Essex

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We are currently taking applications for our Engineering apprenticeship positions.

Our Engineering Apprenticeship programme is a fantastic opportunity for budding engineers to attain both hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge. The intricate skills required in this industry are best developed within a structured training system.

 A vast repair capability keeps current and graduate apprentices busy.

About Us

Oakenhurst is a UKCAA 145, FAA & EASA 145/ISO 9001 approved MRO facility, located near London Southend Airport. Manufacturing and supporting components for a global network of aviation partners. Our experienced team of approved engineers perform Test, Repair and Overhaul services across a diverse range of aircraft equipment. These include; Navigation, Interiors, Communication, Flight-Power, Auto-Flight, Ni-Cad Batteries, Oxygen and Galley Equipment.

Comprehensive support is provided for Commercial Aviation, Corporate Aviation & Military Aviation. In addition, our extensive capability list offers services for Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, British Aerospace, Augusta, Westland, Saab, ATR, Dassault, Lockheed, Fokker & Embraer components.

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We are currently interviewing for this year’s apprenticeship intake. The apprentice will receive training within all of our component workshop divisions encompassing Research and Development / Interiors, Communication and Navigation / Flight-Power and Electro-Mechanics / Aircraft Galley Accessory / Cargo Accessory – Auto-Flight and Avionics and the NiCad Battery Division. Equipment covered with these departments ranges across the following:

  • Flight Deck Instrumentation
  • Navigation and Indication
  • Radio and Radar
  • Vertical and Directional Gyro’s
  • Flight Crew Headsets
  • Interior and External Lighting
  • Fire Detection
  • Standby Equipment
  • Static Inverters
  • AC and DC Generators
  • Starter Motors
  • Flight Deck Windows
  • Actuators
  • Flap Controllers
  • Generator Control Units
  • Fuel Indication and Reporting
  • Crew Oxygen Masks
  • Aircraft Main NiCad Batteries
  • Emergency Batteries
  • In-Flight Entertainment
  • Ovens
  • Coffee Makers
  • Water Boilers
  • Medical Defibrillators

Requirements

  • Mathematics GCSE grade 5 or above
  • Science (Physics) GCSE grade 5 or above
  • English GCSE grade 5 or above
  • Interest in Mechanical Engineering

Application

All applications require a CV, cover letter, and projected grades (including Mathematics, Science (Physics), English) and should be submitted to david.dawson@oakenhurst.com

 

Freight Forwarding Apprentice
Job position/grade: Apprentice
Location: Rayleigh, Essex

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For the first time we will now also be considering applications for our new ‘Freight Forwarding’ apprenticeship. This role will suit students with an interest in business administration (or similar).

About Us
Oakenhurst is a UKCAA 145, FAA & EASA 145/ISO 9001 approved MRO facility, located near London Southend Airport. Manufacturing and supporting components for a global network of aviation partners. Our experienced team of approved engineers perform Test, Repair and Overhaul services across a diverse range of aircraft equipment. These include; Navigation, Interiors, Communication, Flight-Power, Auto-Flight, Ni-Cad Batteries, Oxygen and Galley Equipment.

Comprehensive support is provided for Commercial Aviation, Corporate Aviation & Military Aviation. In addition, our extensive capability list offers services for Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, British Aerospace, Augusta, Westland, Saab, ATR, Dassault, Lockheed, Fokker & Embraer components.

The role will include:

  • Compiling import/export shipment customs information for various products
  • Building excellent interdepartmental relationships within the business
  • Managing the shipping process from order to delivery
  • Working to a high level of accuracy
  • Liaising with HMRC and maintaining an up to date understanding of their processes and procedures
  • Dealing with customer/shipping agents
  • Tracking orders
  • Collating IPR and OPR information for submission to HMRC
  • General administrative duties

Requirements

  • Mathematics GCSE – grade 5 or above
  • English GCSE – grade 5 or above
  • 2 more additional GCSE (or equivalent) subjects – grade 5 or above
  • Interest in Business Administration (or similar)

Application

All applications require a CV, cover letter, and projected grades (including Mathematics & English) and should be submitted to david.dawson@oakenhurst.com