Engineering Apprentice - Christchurch - Curtiss-Wright

Publiée le: 9/20/2021

Résumé de l'offre

Description de l'offre

Curtiss-Wright Industrial Division, which includes the product brands of Arens Controls, Penny & Giles, PG Drives Technology and Williams Controls, is an excellent supplier in providing components and sub-systems which enable customer specific solutions for on- and off-highway vehicles. These include medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and motor coaches, construction and agricultural vehicles, materials handling, and other specialty vehicles, as well as sophisticated wheelchairs and scooters for medical mobility.

We develop and manufacture electronic throttle controls, transmission shifters and sensors for commercial off-highway equipment and heavy trucks, helping to address the long-term trend towards attaining higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions. We also supply operator controls and advanced motor controllers for hybrid and electric vehicles, such as buses, forklift trucks, pallet stackers, wheelchairs, and rehabilitation chairs.

Curtiss-Wright are looking to recruit talented people to join our Degree Apprenticeship Scheme in September 2021 at our state-of-the-art facility by Bournemouth Airport. With three Curtiss-Wright Divisions having operations in Bournemouth, there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career on successful completion of your apprenticeship. We design, manufacture and market a wide range of Curtiss-Wright engineering products and solutions from the facility, which employs over 600 people. Our entrepreneurial environment provides our employees with excellent experiences that enable them to develop their skills through stretch assignments and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry.

The facility was opened in 2017, and features modern open-plan working arrangements. Within the facility, the Wright Lounge is a flexible eating and working space, with a full catering offer. We have free car parking, cycle racks, showers and changing rooms, alongside outdoor eating facilities.

How It Works

As an Apprentice, you will receive training from industry professionals in one of Curtiss-Wright's key segments our Industrial Division. You will have the opportunity to work across multiple departments within the organisation, gaining valuable hands-on experience with our experts in both the design and manufacture of our products all whilst earning a Degree level qualification. You will work with us onsite 4 days per week and you will also attend college / university on a day release format in order to complete your Degree Apprenticeship qualifications. You will start this from HNC through to Degree level, depending on the qualifications on joining. The Apprenticeship training course is a total of 5 years. You will support different departments and work in a supervised environment for the majority of your Apprenticeship.

The Challenge

  • Provide support to various departments / department leads during your training period, completing work assignments as directed by the local Supervisor.
  • Learn about products, processes, machinery, systems, culture and people through completion of the Apprenticeship scheme.
  • Provide reports, analysis and statistical data as required by local management.
  • May provide support and guidance to other Apprentices and to the HR Manager in delivering induction / hiring activities, presentations etc.
  • The successful candidate will rotate through various departments including Production and Engineering.


  • BTEC qualification, preferably in mechanical / electronics, OR 3 A Levels (minimum 3C's) with one of the subjects being Maths or Physics
  • You should have a genuine interest in electronics / manufacturing and this must be demonstrated in you CV/cover letter upon application


  • Tuition fees paid by Curtiss-Wright
  • Day release to attend college/university
  • Competitive salary
  • Structured annual pay rise
  • Funding for books
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Company laptop
  • Free parking

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the UK/EU through completion of a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) application. In the event information provided on the BPSS application reveals ineligibility to access US export controlled information, any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please let us know and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.