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Working in our Operations and Test Group our Apprentices are part of a skilled team of engineers who are responsible for the build and test of our range products including our RealitySeven Full Flight Simulators.


Their training is a mix of academic day release with local training providers and a comprehensive in-house training program which includes rotations around the business.



Why become an Apprentice with L3 Commercial Training Solutions?


Do you like solving problems? Do you want to learn how to identify the issue, find a solution and fix it? Do you want to earn whilst you learn and develop a comprehensive skill set?



We can offer you:


  • Comprehensive in-house Training plan that works with your academic study.
  • Paid work with the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience whilst gaining your diploma.
  • A variety of work and learning opportunities.
  • Working in a fast paced technologically advanced environment.
  • Opportunity for international travel.



Meet some of our Apprentices...



Adam Pardoe


Hardware Test - Electrical Engineering Apprentice


At college I undertook a aeronautical engineering BTEC which drove me to look for jobs and apprenticeships in the aerospace industry. I have always been interested in engineering and science, so it’s exciting to work for a company as innovative as L3 CTS.
Here, we are committed to delivering nothing but the highest quality product, and also to fulfil our own potential. We do this through a Personal Development Scheme that constantly challenges and forces us to improve. I have only worked for L3 for a year, but the difference between myself now and then is a stark contrast. I am more resilient, more confident, and my knowledge of electronics and hydraulic systems has increased exponentially.
In the course of my duties as a Hardware test engineer I have worked on many projects; from our Aircraft Module Only Build (AMOB), to our new Flat Panel Trainer (FPT) design that reached such a high level of certification for a fixed base simulator that an entirely new level of classification had to be invented for it!
Sometimes it can be a daunting task to commission a simulator when you think about the sheer number of man-hours that will be sunk into it, but the support offered from everyone in every department is unprecedented; it feels more like a family than a business.





Joe Peters


Production Apprentice





I am 17 years old and currently a second year Technical Apprentice at L3 CTS moving towards my NVQ qualification in mechanical/electrical engineering. This qualification will enable me to be a production/test engineer in the future. I am also a qualified first aider and fire marshal, which gives me a huge responsibility in the company, and has helped me grow as a person and employee. I am a member of the IET, which will help guide me into a pathway which I will most likely end up taking towards the end of my apprenticeship. I am incredibly privileged to be offered an apprenticeship just after I left school at 16, it made me believe in myself more and see the possibilities open up for me by securing an apprenticeship with such an incredible company.