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 - what's involved?

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.

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.

Applications for the 2015 Apprenticeship Scheme

This highly regarded apprenticeship scheme maintains its reputation within the aviation industry for producing a significant number of highly skilled apprentices every year. Not only does the scheme help towards the creation of jobs in local airport communities across the UK and beyond, it also provides an essential pipeline of skilled aircraft engineers for MAEL and the wider industry.

Recruitment will begin again in early 2015.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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