Our graduates, apprentices and interns, or early years employees, are highly considered at Boeing. We believe it’s important to invest in your early career and give you the opportunity to build a future with the tools we give you.
All of our graduates, apprentices and interns get opportunities to attend events, to go on site visits, take part in development days and can be mentored by other employees. By getting diverse experience and building a strong network, we want you to get as much out of your time with us as you can.
Find out more about what we offer and if it’s right for you.
Our apprenticeship programme
We currently have over 40 apprentices at various sites around the UK, working across four disciplines:
We partner with the International Centre for Aviation Training (ICAT), to train apprentices in maintenance for military and commercial aircraft. Aircraft maintenance apprentices also have a short work experience placement at Cranfield University to gain their A and B engineering licenses.
The three-year apprenticeship consists of:
- First year: Classroom-based learning at International Centre for Aviation Training (ICAT). Accommodation is provided during this time.
- Second and third year: Either commercial or defence aircraft engineering at MOD Boscombe Down, RAF Odiham or London Gatwick.
Working with the AMRC in Sheffield, apprentices in aircraft fabrication become fully qualified machinists, producing actuation parts for commercial aircraft at our Boeing Sheffield factory.
There are two apprenticeships at Boeing Sheffield – a three-year Level 3 apprenticeship and a five-year degree apprenticeship.
During the apprenticeship you will be trained in all disciplines of machining, including milling and turning along with general hand fitting skills. A range of cutting edge equipment is used to produce parts, including operating complex machines.
We partner with Crawley College to train apprentices to become technicians to maintain pilot flight simulators at our Crawley training campus.
The two-year apprenticeship consist of:
- Three weeks induction into simulator maintenance.
- Six months on shift working on basic maintenance tasks, followed by three months intensive training on simulator specifics.
- On the job training, alongside an apprentice NVQ and an Engineering HNC on day release at college.
Our HR apprentices take part in rotational work placements to gain experience, alongside essential theory. Once complete, apprentices will achieve CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resources. Advancing their in-depth knowledge of various HR models and practices, the functions of HR in the context of the entire business and the external factors that affect HR, are all part of the apprenticeship.
Our graduate programme
Graduates at Boeing are considered future leaders and managers. We invest in your development because we recognise the benefits of bringing people through our graduate programme into the company.
Our graduate programme is a two-year scheme covering finance, supply chain, project management, engineering and IT. Placements are rotational, giving you experience in different areas at different sites.
Once you’ve completed the programme, you have the opportunity to move into a permanent role. We will work with you to find a role which fits your career aspirations and will help to drive the business forward.
During the graduate programme and beyond, we will support you in your pursuit of professional qualifications, such as:
- Finance – CIMA and ACCA
- Supply Chain – SIPS
- Project Management – APM
- Engineering – CEng
Our internship programme
We offer three or 12-month internship placements. The programme offers meaningful placements that benefit the business and the individual and can be used as a pipeline into our graduate programme.
We recruit a number of interns each year and have opportunities in finance, project management, engineering, IT, government affairs, communications, supply chain, advanced technologies and planning & real estate.
Recruitment and selection
We recruit for our internship and graduate programmes between September to March each year and jobs are listed on our careers site. All applications are reviewed and selections are made depending on qualifications and experience. If you’re selected, you will first be invited to an informal telephone conversation about yourself and why you’ve applied for the role.
If you’re successful, you will be invited to an assessment day consisting of group tasks and interviews. You can expect to hear feedback and the result of your application within a week of the assessment day.
We recruit for apprenticeship programmes throughout the year. Apprenticeship openings can be found on gov.uk.
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