Published on April 13th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


2019 Aer Lingus Engineering Apprentice Scheme

Aer Lingus have launched their annual Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentice Scheme for 2019. They’re currently looking for motivated, enthusiastic, and technically minded candidates to apply for the 4-year programme. At the end of the scheme, apprentices will be fully qualified aircraft engineers and will continue to work as part of the Aer Lingus team. They will also serve a stint at companies like as part of their course.

Ten places are on offer this year on the Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentice Scheme with a particular emphasis on attracting female applicants and building on the number of female apprentices. Six of the twenty successful applicants in 2018 were female. Women now make up 48 percent of all employees across Aer Lingus.

The Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentice Scheme is a 4-year programme. It’s run in conjunction with SOLAS, based in Shannon, and Technological University Dublin. It consists of seven distinct phases. Through each phase, successful applicants will move between classroom training in either of the two facilities and on the job training at the Aer Lingus Maintenance and Engineering hangar at Dublin Airport. Apprentices will be working primarily on line maintenance.

Applications can be made via . Applicants will need to submit a CV application and need to be a minimum of 18 years of age by 1st September 2019. Successful candidates will have a technical and mechanical aptitude and also display maturity, commitment, flexibility, and a willingness to accept responsibility. Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills are also essential qualities.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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