Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has been involved with apprentice training for over 45 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 750 high calibre engineers for both MAEL and the wider aviation industry.

The Apprenticeship Scheme

The four year scheme will be based on the knowledge and practical requirements of the new National Trailblazer apprenticeship standards and specifically the EASA Licence Category A pathway.


We have successfully recruited this year’s apprenticeship intake who begin training in September.

If you are interested in applying for next year’s Apprenticeship scheme please follow us for the latest updates.  We usually invite applications during March to coincide with National Apprenticeships Week.

 Minimum entry requirements

  • 3 GCSEs (English, Maths and Science) at grade A*- C (or equivalent) or grade 4 to 9
  • Age 16 or over (no upper age limit)
  • Hold a valid UK/EU passport with the right to live and work in the UK

What will I learn?

Successful applicants will be initially based at our Engineering Training Academy at London Luton Airport where they will commence theoretical and practical training towards completion of the Level 2 Foundation phase.

Upon achieving Level 2, apprentices will relocate to one of MAEL’s bases where they will progress through the Level 3 Development phase. This phase is carried out in our aircraft maintenance or workshop facilities where apprentices can enhance their skills with practical “On-Job” training on either aircraft mechanical or avionic systems.

Whilst this apprenticeship is mainly practical, apprentices will also receive the necessary training in order to obtain the required levels of technical knowledge and understanding for an aircraft engineer. This is achieved by studying the modules of the EASA Part-66 ‘A’ basic licence category.

On Job Training

Apprentices will work alongside highly skilled mentors who will pass on their knowledge and experience.

What do we deliver?

Our mission is to deliver the new standards to ensure a coherent, robust, stretching and quality assured programme of technical skills and knowledge development within the aircraft and component maintenance field.


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