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Job Name

Aerospace engineering technician

Job Description
Aerospace engineering technicians design, build, test and repair civil and military aircraft.

Salary Low
£20,000 Starter

Salary high:
£35,000 Experienced

Typical hours:
40 to 42 a week

Typical Hours per Day:
evenings / weekends on shifts

How to become an aerospace engineering technician

You can get into this job through:

University

You can do a foundation degree or higher national diploma in engineering to get into this career. Relevant subjects include:

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

College

You could do a college course like:
These courses cover areas like CNC (computer numerical controlled) machining, computer aided design and maintenance work.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

Apprenticeship


You can train through an advanced engineering technician apprenticeship with an airline operator, airline manufacturer or service engineering company.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

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Further information

You'll find more on working and training in aerospace engineering from Careers in Aerospace and Tomorrow's Engineers.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

You'll usually work in either:
Your day-to-day duties in both areas might include:

Working environment

You could work in an aircraft hangar, on an aircraft, in a factory, in an office or in a laboratory.

Your working environment may be cramped.

Career path and progression

With experience, you could move into supervisory, project management and higher management roles, or specialise in a particular field, like aircraft design.





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