Early Careers

We’re passionate about your future. From interns to apprentices and graduates, we have something to help every future take off with Ontic.

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Why join Ontic?

Because your success is our success. Our programs are structured so that you can get the best experiences possible – whether gaining extra qualifications, experiencing placements around our global business, or trying new things as you decide what the future looks like for you.

Our programs are tailored to our latest projects and will allow you to build global relationships with colleagues and customers. We’re a future-looking company and we’re growing year-on-year. This means bigger and better new experiences are the norm.

We want you to take off with Ontic.


We offer paid 12-month internships across a number of our disciplines from engineering, finance and HR to supply chain management, procurement and much more. Our internships are a great way to experience Ontic ahead of joining our graduate program. There may also be the option of bursary support to those who have successfully completed an internship and have been accepted onto our graduate program.


We offer Level 3 and Level 4 apprenticeships at Ontic. Whether you’re interested in electronics, mechanics or want to join our functional or commercial teams, see how our apprenticeships could help you succeed. Your first year will be at college or on day release where you will learn the necessary skills and gain formal qualifications. After this, you’ll come to one of our Ontic sites for the remainder of your apprenticeship and learn on the job. Working closely with our experts, you can work on exciting civil and military projects for global customers including Boeing and Airbus.


Our two-year graduate program will help you put your degree into use from day one. Whether you’re looking for a career within one of our functions – HR, finance or engineering – or you’d prefer to focus on commercial skills, our program will ensure you have the opportunity to learn and grow throughout. Our graduates rotate around different placements and business disciplines, learning how we make Ontic the success it is.

National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Site Directors

Rob & Emma

Rob Meyrick, Site Director for Ontic's Cheltenham site & Emma Jenkins, Site Director for Ontic's Gloucester site sat down to chat about their perspective on apprenticeships from personal experience to how apprenticeships support the wider aerospace industry.

Cyber Apprentice


Josh Netherton, Cyber Security Apprentice, discusses his experience deciding on which route to take after school, his experience with not getting his predicted A Level results, and the advice he has for other people thinking of an apprenticeship.

Mature Apprentices

Tash & Steve

Tash Arrowsmith and Steve Patrick, Electronic Apprentices, discuss why they decided to change careers, what it's like taking a pay cut, and what an apprenticeship is like for someone who's decided to retrain later in life.


As well as all of the normal benefits, our early careers opportunities mean you get on the job training and experience working with our experts. And you can also get involved in activities that you care about – from improving our environmental footprint to volunteering in the local community. You’ll also receive professional mentoring and many other things. Our standard benefits package includes:

Global benefits

  • Group Life Assurance for all employees*
  • Contributory retirement plans for all employees (up to 4% matched contribution in the US and up to 7.5% in the UK).
  • Bonus program for all employees (based on level and company and individual performance).
  • Dedicated Employee Assistance Program – TELUS
  • Paid volunteering opportunities
  • Access to retail discounts through employee reward programs in both the UK and US.
  • Access to mental health champions across our sites

*Terms differ between UK and US

Additional UK only benefits

  • Cycle to Work Program
  • Free eye tests
  • A suite of family friendly policies – enhanced maternity, paternity, shared and adoption leave. (First 6 weeks - full pay and a further 12 weeks at 50% of base rate.
  • 26 days annual leave and ability to buy additional leave + 8 statutory holidays.

We’re keen to continue growing our early careers program and to create the next generation of talent for the aerospace sector. That’s why we’ve introduced more of the practical aspects that people need to know. Our life skills program covers essential skills from managing personal finances to cooking on a budget, plus much, much more, and helps ensure a successful transition from full time learning into the world of work. In addition to this, we offer professional coaching to help set our early careers employees up for success from the start.

At Ontic, we’re keen to develop well rounded individuals and diverse teams, and all of the training we offer supports this.

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So what are you waiting for? Apply for your early careers position with Ontic now!