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General Electric Dowty Business Apprenticeship in Gloucester, United Kingdom

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Job Description

GE Aviation Systems is a leading global provider of electrical power, integrated avionics and mechanical systems including aerospace propeller and engine systems.

As a GE business, Dowty Propellers has advanced propeller systems fitted to engines from all the large turbo-prop engine suppliers. We are a world leader in the design and manufacture of carbon fibre composites blades and electronic propeller control systems. Dowty is also an EASA approved Type Certificate holder, giving us propeller design authority and responsibility for the continued airworthiness of propeller systems in-service.

Dowty Propellers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, and according with all local laws protecting different status

Role Summary

There are two opportunities within this apprenticeship, Sourcing or Materials, we will work with you through the process to explain what each department so we can mutually decide where you best fit. During your apprenticeship you will rotate between different teams either within our Sourcing Department or our Materials Department. You will be working various projects, learning new skills, and building your knowledge during each rotation. You will gain a foundation in Supply Chain and deliver continuous improvement projects, working in cross functional teams whilst developing your knowledge. Each step of the way you will work with a multitube of departments further supporting your development. You’ll work under general supervision with regular reviews with your manager to support your performance & growth.

Some of the day-to-day sourcing activities include supporting our commodity leaders with sourcing and procurement activities such as sourcing, buying, and delivering every component and consumable that goes onto our products or supports our MRO facilities around the world. This must all be delivered at the right time, for the right cost and to the right quality standards. You could be involved in commercial activity such as influencing policy, financial analysis, engaging in contract law, and developing strategy to deliver services.

Some of the day-to-day materials activities include supporting the Materials team leaders and other members of the team with master scheduling, 13-week production planning, coordinating, and expediting flow of material through our shop, shipping processes including import & export documentation.

Achieving this apprenticeship will enable you to use your breadth and depth of experience to position yourself as a fully skilled Business Apprentice professional in a Manufacturing Supply Chain environment.


• 4 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades C/4 or above which includes Science, Math and English language

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Proven analytical and organisational ability

• Able to manage multiple priorities

Desired Characteristics

We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn and give this Business Apprenticeship opportunity their all. You don’t need to know everything about Sourcing or Materials – we’ll train you and give you the qualifications you need to progress in your career at Dowty. We only ask that you demonstrate interest, passion, and commitment to what you want to do.

Other desired characteristics include:

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, particularly Excel

  • Understanding of supply chain fundamentals

  • Business and commercial awareness

  • Ability to deal effectively with demanding situations

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;

· Performance based annual bonus

· Non-contributory Pension

· Life Assurance

· Group income protection

· Private medical cover

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

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

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.