Gosha Barzowska

Airbus is the world’s leading manufacturer of passenger aircraft, and the wings, fuel systems and landing gear integration are designed at our Filton headquarters, just north of Bristol. The wings of the A400M military airlifter are also manufactured at Filton.

There are superb opportunities for those with the ambition to work in an exciting and innovative high-value engineering environment.

In the UK, apprenticeship programmes combine practical learning with working towards a degree, providing a clear route for progression.

Making the most of every opportunity offered is Gosha Barzowska, who has already achieved a foundation degree in Aerospace Engineering with distinction and is well on her way to graduating from the University of the West of England with a first class honours degree in Aerospace Engineering Design.

“I have promoted engineering to young women through volunteering at activities such as Big Bang event, Girls into Engineering and Industrial Cadets programme where I was a mentor and a judge,” said Gosha, who has also won awards including Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Engineering and Manufacturing at the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Apprenticeship Awards 2015, Higher Apprentice of the Year award at the National Apprenticeship Awards Regional Finals 2015 and Best Performing Apprentice at Airbus Recognition of Learning Awards in two consecutive years.

Gosha has also been an ambassador for Airbus, apprenticeships and women in engineering many times. She is pictured with George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer during his visit to Airbus Filton after the announcement of a £37 million investment in a new Wing Integration Centre in Filton.

“I’ve always had a passion for engineering, been keen to learn and discover new things and learn best by practice – this apprenticeship was a perfect match.  I hope eventually to become part of the human feat of aerospace engineering. Applying for the apprenticeship was the best decision I ever made!” said Gosha. 

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