Aircraft Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship
National Apprenticeship Service
The Aircraft Maintenance Technician apprenticeship takes 2 years to complete and is designed to train the next generation of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. It provides a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved course.
Year 1 is based at the Academy on Humberside Airport where you will complete:
- the EASA Category ‘A’ modules including classroom time, workshop time and on-aircraft simulated maintenance tasks
Year 2 will be at either a front line RAF Base or BAE Systems location in one of the following areas:
- Part 145 – Maintenance on ‘live’ aircraft including the fitting/removal of components (e.g. from a seal to engine), fault diagnosis and testing of systems (e.g. Radar or Flying Controls)
- Part M – Supporting the maintenance including but not limited to Resolving Engineering Problems, Fleet Planning, Scheduling Maintenance and Work Packages, Technical Information Management
A great job after completion. Around 95% of our apprentices choose to stay with us and go on to have really successful careers. You can choose to go for promotion and progression or continue learning in the role you’ve moved into.
When you successfully complete your apprenticeship, we will help you to move into a suitable role, subject to the requirements of the business.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
A BAE Systems Apprenticeship gives you a competitive salary while working towards a nationally recognised qualification, the support of an apprentice network, and the opportunity to work on cutting edge projects with people who are leaders in their field.
Please see the selection process below:
The process consists of five stages:
- An online application
- Online test
- Application review
- Competency interview or assessment centre
- Medical and security checks
Depending on fulfilment of the requirements, the process can take until July/August to complete and final offers are made.
- None specified
- We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn and give an apprenticeship opportunity their all
- Diversity strengthens our business and we encourage people from all walks of life to apply, regardless of gender or ethnicity
- You don’t need to know everything about your chosen area of work – we’ll train you and give you the qualifications you need to progress in a career in your chosen field. We only ask that you demonstrate interest, passion and commitment to what you want to do
- 5 GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including mathematics, English and Science (preferably Physics)
Training Provider to be confirmed.
- M1 – Mathematics
- M2 – Physics
- M3 – Electrical Fundamentals
- M5 – Digital techniques
- M6 – Materials and Hardware
- M7 – Maintenance Practices
- M8 – Basic Aerodynamics
- M9 – Human Factors
- M10 – Aviation Legislation
- M11 – Turbines, Structures and Systems
- M15 – Gas Turbine Engines
- M17 – Propellers
Military Specific Modules:
- AAES – Aircraft Assisted Emergency Systems
- Military legislation
- Military additions
Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (covering avionics/electrical and mechanical systems) or
Diploma in Technical Services (or equivalent).
Whilst working full-time, you will be provided with off-the-job training delivered in dedicated in-house training facilities or at our partner colleges or universities.
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