Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has been delivering high quality apprenticeship training since 1971, producing over 750 high calibre engineers for the business and wider aviation industry. In order to continue strengthening our position and support growth opportunities within base maintenance and support departments, we are once again proud to announce the launch of our successful apprenticeship scheme for 2018/19.

The Apprenticeship Scheme

Our apprenticeship programme is an amazing opportunity to gain hands-on experience mixing theoretical with practical training, both on and off-site, working towards gaining an EASA Part 66 A-license qualification at the end of the 4 year programme. Successful candidates will complete a course of training to obtain work related experience and qualifications to ensure that they are able to carry out the role of an aircraft maintenance engineer competently and effectively within a pre-determined time frame.


If you want to apply, you will need to impress us with your industry knowledge. For many of our apprentices, this scheme is just the start of a great career within Monarch Aircraft Engineering.

Please send your current CV along with a cover letter to by the 20th of April including any relevant information that you feel is aligned to the position.

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?

As one of our Engineering Apprentices, you will be a valued asset to our team, earning a real wage while being trained to the highest standards in Aircraft Maintenance. Our 4 year apprenticeship will be delivered to the NEW Trailblazer apprenticeship standards and specifically the EASA Licence Category A pathway.

All 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 achievement of the Level 2 phase, applicants will then progress onto the Level 3 Development phase.   The Level 3 phase will be carried out in one of our aircraft facilities which will provide the applicants with practical “On-Job” training on either aircraft mechanical/avionic systems. Applicants will also work alongside highly skilled mentors who are prepared to pass on their knowledge and experience. 

Applicants will also complete any of the remaining elements that go towards an End Point Assessment and subsequent certification.

On Job Training

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

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