What will the apprentice be doing?
Tasks you will carry out:
Perform unscheduled defect rectification
Fault find and rectification
Perform aircraft modifications
Use and follow Approved maintenance documentation
Ensure you adhere to Health & Safety policies and procedures
Working to given time scales
Work alongside skilled technicians to provide you with the knowledge needed to become fully trained
You will also be expected to respond quickly to changing demands throughout your working day
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
The programme is uniquely underpinned by the EASA Aircraft Engineers Licence. The chosen candidates will study towards an EASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence, NVQ Level 3 in aircraft maintenance engineering and other specialist training. During the apprenticeship candidates will be trained in all disciplines (airframe, propulsion and avionics) of fixed wing and rotary aircraft maintenance engineering for both civil and defence platforms for both military and commercial aircraft.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
All successful participants on completion will be offered a full time position as an Aircraft Technician, opportunities for further education such as degree, HNC or continued development to work towards licencing.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English, science and two additional (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade B/5 grade) Essential
A Level or equivalent Three subjects or BTEC equivalent (Grade A-D) Desired