Marshall Skills Academy has opened applications for its 2024 apprenticeship and trainee intake, with a wide range of programmes providing the ideal start to a rewarding career full of opportunities.
Having recently welcomed its largest ever cohort into a brand new Cambridge facility comprising a state-of-the-art 25,000 square foot workshop and 10 classrooms, Marshall’s dedicated training arm is prepared to meet growing demand from customers across the industry.
“Joining Marshall as an apprentice or trainee is the first step on a path that could take you anywhere,” said Marshall Skills Academy General Manager Dan Edwards.
“Our programmes are a perfect way to start earning as you embark on your career, and will build highly sought-after skills that will stay with you for life.”
Having first achieved Main Provider status in 2020, Marshall Skills Academy is now providing training for an increasing number of third party aerospace organisations, is currently providing apprentice training to Bombardier, Aircraft Restoration Company, Stansted Aerospace, Gama Aviation and Titan Airways.
Marshall’s own apprenticeship and trainee programmes in 2024 will include:
Level 2 Assembly and Installation Fitter Apprenticeship
As an intermediate apprenticeship equivalent to GCSE qualifications, this is a fantastic start to a career straight after school or college (16+) with minimal entry level requirements. There is no upper age limit or prior experience requirement, other than demonstrating a passion for the work and an aptitude for a hands-on career within our Marshall Land Systems business.
Level 3 Aircraft Fitter Apprenticeship
This programme is designed for individuals coming out of year 11 or year 13, or those looking for a complete change in career with no previous experience. Entry requirements are at least five GCSEs at Grade A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including mathematics and English.
There is no upper age limit or prior experience requirement, aside from a passion for the work and aptitude for a hands-on career. Marshall Skills Academy includes an assessment as part of the recruitment process to gauge potential and aptitude for the type of training being delivered.
Level 3 Trainee Aircraft Fitter Apprenticeship
This programme is tailored for individuals currently employed in hands-on or engineering-related roles outside the aerospace or aviation sector. Participants are expected to have a minimum of two years of industry experience and prior exposure to working with tools (for example, in the automotive or rail sectors, the trades, or similar hands-on environments).
Applicants should already possess a fundamental understanding of health and safety practices in an engineering or related setting, as this will not be their initial foray into the workforce.
Level 4 Aerospace Engineering Technician Apprenticeship
This programme is designed for individuals coming out of year 13 or those looking for a complete change in career with no previous experience. There is no upper age limit or prior experience requirement, other than a passion for the work and aptitude for a career in engineering.
This pathway is for those looking to enter engineering teams within an aerospace/aviation environment rather than working directly on aircraft.
Applications will be open until the 31st of January for the trainee programme and until March for apprenticeships.
To learn more about Marshall’s industry-leading apprenticeships, click here.