September 14, 2021
Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship

This three-year programme, aimed at post-GCSE students, combines college study for a Level 3 NVQ Advanced Manufacturing Engineering qualification with practical experience at Dowty.

The Dowty Advanced Manufacturing apprenticeship is an exciting three-year programme offering you the skills you would need to kickstart a career in aerospace engineering.

Programme breakdown

Year 1

  • Study 2 days a week at Gloucestershire College working towards L2 NVQ in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Placements in core business areas of Environment, Health & Safety, Lean and Quality


Year 2 

  • Two days per week at Gloucestershire College
  • Rotations around the business will take you on a learning journey through the manufacturing, test and repair and overhaul areas of our business.


Year 3

  • Full time working within the business, continuing rotations
  • Work-based assessments and end point assessment
  • Complete L3 NVQ in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering 


Our apprentices are assigned a project by the business to grow their wider skills in project management, resource management and materials handling.  The Dowty Training team supports and mentors our apprenticeship programme and offers soft-skills training to help our apprentices grow to fulfil their individual potential.

Entry requirements: Four GCSEs including Maths, English, one STEM subject and one other at Level 4 or above