Engineering Apprenticeship

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

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.

Company Bio

Oakenhurst is an FAA, TCCA & EASA 145/21G/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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In May, Oakenhurst will begin interviews 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

Application

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum of four GCSE grades C and above. Two of those grades must include English and Maths.

Any applicant offered an interview should bring along proof of predicted grades and any grades certificates previously achieved.

The closing date is Friday 11th May 2018. Interviews will take place from Wednesday 16th May 2018. The start date for successful apprentices is 1st August 2018.

Please post or email your CV along with a cover letter to Gareth Cronk (General Manager) at gareth.cronk@oakenhurst.com by no later than 11th May 2018.