AN AVIATION company is looking for new 'craft apprentices' at its site in Prestwick.

Spirit Aerosystems is looking for candidates for its Craft Apprenticeship programme, which will see trainees join the existing workforce of around 1,000 people at its facility in the town.

The company currently assembles wing packages for the Airbus A320, Airbus A350 XWB and Boeing 767 aircraft.

Worker benefits include a minimum of 33 days annual leave per year, a 'defined contribution' pension scheme, a flexible benefits package including technology vouchers, private health care, cycle to work scheme plus more.

A spokesperson said: "The Prestwick Craft Apprenticeship Programme involves both on the job training and study at college.  

"The programme takes around four years to complete and could be the start of a rewarding career within the aerospace industry.

"Successful applicants must also have a positive, enthusiastic and hardworking attitude combined with practical hand skills, strong communication skills and a genuine interest in aerospace manufacturing as a career.

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"The craft Apprenticeship role will focus heavily on skills required for shopfloor assembly techniques.

"Selection for the Craft Apprenticeship Programme will involve completion of an online application, uploading a CV (detailing qualifications obtained and expected August 2023) and uploading proof of qualifications.

"Suitable candidates will then take part in further down-section activities including psychometric testing around April followed by a formal interview around May.  

"Successful applicants will commence their apprenticeship in August 2023."

If you are interested in applying for the Craft Apprenticeship, click here.

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