Safran has an extensive presence in the United Kingdom, and next in our apprentice case studies series we meet some Safran apprentices who have roles across the divisions and business functions.

First, we meet Brady – Mechanical Design Engineering Degree Apprentice at Safran Seats in Cwmbran, Wales

“An apprenticeship was an amazing opportunity to pursue a degree and to work in a live engineering environment at the same time. I am able to attend meetings with engineers and shadow them with their design work, it is great as the people I work with share similar interests as well. An apprenticeship was right for me as it helped me into an industry that I had a genuine interest in, I would advise anyone who has an interest in any field to see if you can do an apprenticeship as a starting point.”

Next we meet Deanna, a HR Support Apprentice at Safran Gloucester

“I am undertaking a full time HR support apprenticeship and conduct administration duties for the HR team. The apprenticeship is teaching me a wide range of skills and I enjoy that I am able to experience real life situations in the workplace. If you are considering an apprenticeship I would say go for it, it’s a great opportunity to get both exposure to the workplace while completing your studies, which helps you develop quickly as you can associate what you are learning in the classroom with your on the job experiences.”

Meet Adam an Apprentice Accounts Assistant in Finance

“Being a Finance apprentice in the aerospace sector is very interesting as it gives me a holistic view of the business and allows me to understand different areas. There are many responsibilities given to me to develop my skillset and the team is very supportive, there are always people happy to help me learn and answer any questions that I have.”

Finally, we meet George a Business Administration Apprentice in the Purchasing Department of Safran Helicopter Engines in Fareham

“I decided to take up an apprenticeship because I wanted to get experience in the workplace whilst also gaining a qualification that will benefit me in my future career. The process of finding and applying for an apprenticeship was straightforward and I felt support throughout the process. I thoroughly enjoy my apprenticeship, as there is always something new to learn as the aerospace industry is constantly changing. Being at Safran gave me an opportunity to see what various departments do from working on the engines to the logistics and planning.”