GKN Aerospace supplies parts to the civil and military global aviation industry and is part of a company with an engineering history stretching back 255 years.
We have 17,950 employees in 52 manufacturing locations across 14 countries, including one in Filton, Bristol and another in Severn Beach near Avonmouth collectively employing over 1800 people in the local area.
Aerospace Apprenticeships are integral to GKN Aerospace’s businesses in the South West. In 2009 10 Apprentices joined the business with that figure steadily growing since with 35 Apprentices joining us in 2017. They are embarking on a variety of training programmes including Production, Technician and Engineering Degree level Apprenticeship schemes which will help to support the business through ensuring we have the skilled workforce we require in order to continually meet our commitments to our customers and build a sustainable business fit for the future. GKN Aerospace is very aware of the history of aerospace engineering in the South West, many of our Bristol based staff come from families which have worked in the industry for generations.
GKN is pleased to once again be supporting the Bristol Post during 2018. The Post continues to share our values in championing the benefits of Apprenticeship programmes here in the South West.