AIRBUS Broughton is opening its doors to students next week as part of an apprentice recruitment drive. 

The event on Saturday, December 9, starts at 1.30pm, and Airbus head of Broughton plant, Jerome Blandin, said the idea behind the careers day is to showcase the many opportunities for school leavers and beyond at Airbus Broughton. 

“Our Apprentice Programme is world leading and this year, we had a record number of Early Careers starters join our Broughton family," he said. 

“For a lot of leavers however, they don’t know what opportunities are out there so we really want to encourage those who have not thought about a career in aviation, to really consider it. And that starts with our careers day.  

“The pioneering spirit that was here when the Wellington Bomber was assembled in record time still shines, 80 years on. It’s not by accident that the majority of Airbus’ wings are made right here in Broughton. It’s through sustained investment into our people and technology."

​He added: “What an exciting time to be joining the industry. Those who join now will be at the forefront of finding real solutions to decarbonise aviation.”  

Airbus is looking for craft and technical apprenticeships in aerostructures and aircraft systems, aircraft systems and testing group (ASTG), air tool maintenance (ATM), tool room, mechanical and electrical maintenance, machine shop and facilities management.


These in turn will lead to roles as qualified aircraft operators, electricians or mechanical maintenance operators, and machinists. The undergraduate degree apprenticeships include opportunities in engineering, business, digital and technology solutions and HR.

Successful apprentice applicants will be sponsored to study towards their respective qualifications while earning on-the-job at the same time. Interested students should visit the website to sign up.

Mr Blandin said: “If you want a job in aviation but don’t know how to get your foot in the door, this event is for you.”