Each year, thousands of young people look at what their next steps may be after leaving school. For those with an interest in engineering, they may believe the only path available is to go to a University or Further Education college for another round of full-time study. But for many students there is another option – become an apprentice.
Middlesex Aerospace has operated apprentice schemes for over 70 years. During this time we have helped many young people turn their talent into a rewarding career in engineering. Recently we began a close partnership with Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) to help students take their first steps in the aerospace industry.
Helping Students Get into Aerospace Engineering
Middlesex Aerospace operates a sponsorship scheme for entry level students who wish to pursue a career in engineering. The programme is a departure from the traditional post-graduate selection process favoured by other companies.
Our scheme is open to students on a full time engineering course at BCoT and have successfully completed their first year. For the students who complete this stage, we then consider their suitability for a place within our apprenticeship scheme.
Earn While You Learn
As part of the apprenticeship scheme we sponsor students to continue at BCoT for a further 3 years to graduate. At the same time, apprentices also work with highly experienced engineers. This helps them to develop invaluable skills and experience in an aerospace engineering environment.
It means every apprentice can achieve a recognised qualification and show they already bring some experience to their role. Putting them ahead of their fellow students.
Becoming a Middlesex Aerospace Apprentice
Applicants to the Middlesex Apprentice Scheme are preferred to have successfully completed their first year on a full time engineering course at BCoT. Chosen candidates are asked to join the company for one week. This time gives them valuable insight into the apprenticeship scheme and show their suitability for a place.
From this stage, candidates are taken through a formal interview, and those selected are offered a three year apprenticeship within the company. During this time the apprentice would attend BCoT on a day release basis to study for further qualifications.
If you are not an engineer but wish to pursue a career in business, we also consider applications for other areas within our business. These can be within our office functions, such as finance, purchasing, or IT. The entry requirements for these departments will vary and would be provided on application. For further details contact us – or see below.
See us at the BCoT Apprenticsehip Fair
During Monday 5th February we will be at Basingstoke College of Technology to meet with apprentice candidates. The BCoT Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair is your chance to find out more about how apprenticeships work. We’ll be delighted to explain more about our Apprentice Scheme to you in person and take a look at your cv too. If you have a passion for engineering and want to become part of our team, come and see us at the BCoT Apprentice Fair.