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General Electric GE Aviation HR Graduate in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

We are excited to share that we have an opportunity for two Human Resources Graduates to join our UK HR team in either Cheltenham or our Dowty business in Gloucester.

Job Description

About Us

GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components, along with avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft.  


At GE Aviation ( , we invent the future of flight, lift people up, and bring them home safely. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GE9X engines, driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, or unlocking new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to moving the aerospace industry forward. If you join us, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead.  


At GE Aviation, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and cross-functionally with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. If you’re passionate about generating advances in aviation to solve some of the world’s toughest problems and are looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE Aviation as we rise to the challenge of building a world that works.  

Roles and Responsibilities

We are excited to share that we have an opportunity for two Human Resources Graduates to join our UK HR team in either Cheltenham or our Dowty business in Gloucester. This is a new opportunity whereby we invite applicants to apply for a 3-year development programme. By applying for this role, you will also be supported through the Senior People Professional Level 7 apprenticeship which is equivalent to a master's degree.

Please ensure you take a read of the apprenticeship, to make sure you understand what you will be studying. . The apprenticeship funding rules mean that you will need to have 20% of your time "off the job," this is not quite as transactional as one day a week out of the office. Your Line Manager & institution will support you to ensure you meet the requirements for this learning.

During this programme, you'll gain invaluable skills and experience in covering all aspects of HR including recruitment, employee relations/engagement and learning and development. You could be working alongside our HR Operations Centre of Excellence, supporting with performance reviews, absent management disciplinary and grievance meetings, helping to implement HR policies and procedures and working on various simplification projects.

You will either be based at our Cheltenham or Dowty site in Gloucester.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Successfully obtained or be on track to complete your Degree in Human Resources Management or a related field

  • Completion of a 12 month Placement year at GE is highly advantagous

  • Passionate about Human Resources

Desired Characteristics

  • Able to roll up your sleeves and get involved in challenging projects

  • Organised & able to work towards deadlines

  • Inspired and curious to learn

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to take ownership for projects

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Able to work as part of a team

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension          

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection            

  • Private medical cover    

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (https://https/

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS (https://https/

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No