Aeronautical Engineering Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Page Picture Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has been involved with apprentice training for over 40 years. With all of this experience we still continue to uphold our reputation for producing high calibre engineers for the industry. The four year scheme, which began in 1971, has produced over 700 high-calibre engineers for both MAEL and the wider aviation industry.

The Scheme

The current four year scheme is based on the knowledge and practical requirements of the City and Guilds NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Aeronautical Engineering as well as the EASA Part 66 ‘A’ Licence. Both qualifications concentrate heavily on the students gaining excellent hand skills and a rounded understanding of the whole of the aircraft maintenance field.

What will I learn?

Successful applicants will study the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations at Monarch Aircraft Engineering Training Academy (MAETA) at London Luton Airport. From this phase of initial training, apprentices will then relocate to MAEL’s Luton, Birmingham and Manchester bases where they will receive theoretical training on aircraft mechanical and electrical systems to the EASA ‘A’ licence standard. They will also complete the various elements that make up the City and Guilds Level 3 Aeronautical Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship (On-Aircraft Maintenance - Category A).

In addition there will be practical on-site training, working alongside highly skilled mentors, who will pass on essential knowledge and experience.

When does the next Apprenticeship Scheme start?

The apprenticeship scheme is currently being redeveloped as part of a continual improvement process and our next planned intake will begin in August 2016. Applications will open in early 2016 and further details about how to apply will be published here.

Minimum entry requirements:

Minimum entry level requirements for applicants are to have or be expected to achieve 4 GCSEs at grade A*- C (or equivalent), which will include Maths, English, Science and one practical subject, aged 16 or over, valid UK/EU passport holder with the right to live and work in the UK.


Frequently Asked Questions:

We've compiled a comprehensive FAQ document regarding our Apprenticeship scheme which should answer most of your questions, (published March 2015) please have a look:

Apprenticeship FAQ (212KB)


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