Modern Apprenticeship

Trig has a Modern Apprenticeship Scheme that aims to nurture young avionic engineering talent. This provides a great opportunity to work at the heart of our aviation business.

This scheme provides a superb opportunity to gain the highest level of training in a dynamic and high technology company.

Oliver Carson, who successfully completed his apprenticeship and works at Trig said “My apprenticeship with Trig has been really valuable. I’ve been able to start my career in a operational engineering environment where my contribution has made a positive difference. The amount I’ve learnt has been far greater than if I’d simply studied in a college setting. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed developing my skills at Trig and the company offered me a job in the manufacturing team following my graduation.”

I’ve been able to work in a real engineering environment where my contribution makes a positive difference.


Our 4 year Modern Apprenticeship which combines aspects of on the job training and academic development leading to an HND in Engineering Technology and an understanding of the key processes in an EASA part 21 approved manufacturing organisation. On becoming time served you will play a key role in the manufacture of all Trig’s avionic products which includes assembly, test, fault finding and repair of complex electronic systems. The role also encompasses a significant element of data collection and record keeping to support our regulatory obligations. The post holder will also undertake activities to support our EASA part 145 approved repair organisation and will provide support to the engineering team with new product introduction. This includes, contributing to the product development cycle, defining and documenting new manufacturing processes and the design and manufacture of production test equipment as required by the Engineering manager.

Position Details

Key Milestones Delivery Assessment
SVQ level 2 Edinburgh College EDETA
SVQ level 3 On the job EDETA
HND Engineering Technology Edinburgh College SQA External
Develop job skills In house training Trig Avionics

Necessary Skills and Attributes

Skills and attributes Details
 Three Highers Should include Maths and another Science subject, together with English at Higher or National 5 / Standard grade.
 Self motivated You will be mentored and supported throughout the apprenticeship but you won’t succeed without self motivation, self discipline and determination. Additionally you will possess a flexible approach, able to work unsupervised towards understood objectives and deadlines. Our regulated aviation environment is demanding and our standards are high. You will be expected to maintain them. Overall, you will have a real interest and natural enthusiasm for working in electronics and aviation generally.
 Good attention to detail Our aviation environment is technically demanding, and our standards are high.

Key Relationships within the Company

A technician will be an integral member of the manufacturing team reporting directly to the manufacturing manager. The role involves working on a daily basis with the quality manager and on a regular basis with the engineering team.

Key Relationships External to the Company

Trig products are manufactured primarily by external subcontractors; this position will interact with those subcontractors on a regular basis. The academic portion of this Modern Apprenticeship is administered by EDETA who will conduct regular progress reviews on Trig’s behalf.

How to Apply

The application process for 2018 has now closed. We are not seeking candidates at the present time, we will post details on this page when the scheme becomes active again.