Offering a unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge aerospace projects, collaborate with experienced mentors, and earn a competitive salary.

Looking For a Career in Aviation?

Join our family of innovators at the HR Smith Group of Companies, a world-leading aerospace engineering and manufacturing company. Founded in 1965, we’re a family-owned business with a passion for innovation. We design, manufacture, and sell a wide range of aerospace products, systems, and subsystems, including communication and navigation antennas and search and rescue equipment. Our global customer base includes leading aerospace manufacturers, aircraft operators, and government agencies.

We are always looking for talented and motivated apprentices to join our team. Whether you’re a recent school or college graduate eager to kickstart your career or you are just seeking a thrilling career change, our apprenticeship program welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.

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The sky’s the limitExperience the Best of Both Worlds

With practical on-the-job training and college-based learning which results in a prestigious nationally recognised qualification. Our apprenticeships offer a unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge aviation projects, collaborate with experienced mentors, and earn a competitive salary. Some of our longest serving colleagues started as apprentices and still work with us over 25 years later, a true testament to the success of our apprenticeships, as well as our reputation for being an employee conscious company.

  • Earn a highly competitive salary while you learn
  • Work on real projects
  • Work within our fully integrated services
  • Nationally recognised qualification

Your Apprenticeship Journey

“I was fortunate enough to do my work experience at HR Smith during high school. This definitely made the idea of an apprenticeship more appealing to me, especially after finding an apprenticeship with HR Smith was an option through HWGTA.I did my apprenticeship straight from school, and I can remember how unsure I was about whether college or an apprenticeship was the right decision. I would recommend an apprenticeship, the practical experience alongside learning is a fantastic way to move from education into the working world, plus an important factor for me was avoiding the huge cost of higher education. For anyone thinking that an apprenticeship won’t allow you to study at higher education, I have obtained my Bachelor’s Degree whilst working at HR Smith, whilst other colleagues and ex-apprentices have completed their Master’s Degree through the company. So the higher education qualifications are still obtainable through an apprenticeship scheme, provided that you prove you’re worth it.”

Scott Bradley | Digital Design Engineer