Published on January 12th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Dublin Aerospace Apprenticeships 2020

Commencing in September 2020 the Dublin Aerospace Aircraft Technician Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity to gain internationally recognised qualifications. The apprenticeship lasts 4 years and includes both classroom based learning and on the job learning in a fully operational aircraft environment.

Apprentices will learn how Aircraft and their systems work including:

  • Getting hands-on avionic electrical and mechanical engineering experience.
  • Working in a diverse, disciplined and highly regulated environment.
  • Earning a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate from Solas and an EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence from the Irish Aviation Authority.

The apprenticeships takes a minimum of 4 years and has both practical hands on and classroom based aspects. The Apprenticeship consists of 7 phases, 4 On-the-Job Phases with Dublin Aerospace and 3 Off-the-Job Phases with the Education & Training Boards

You must have a desire to work with your hands, a keen interest in the aviation industry and a positive attitude to studying and work.

  • The ability to understand technical information and diagrams is important.
  • You must also be able to follow written instructions and record actions taken.
  • Good teamwork is a key quality.
  • Taking responsibility for your own learning, including the allocation of study time.

You need to have at least a “C” at Ordinary Level or “D” at Higher Level in the Junior Certificate (or equivalent) in one sitting in the required subjects.


In the Leaving Certificate at least an O6 / D in ordinary level in the required subjects.

Application Requirements

  • Over 18 years of age upon commencement of the apprenticeship.
  • Permitted to live in Ireland without restriction
  • Full security and background check
  • Colour vision and medical assessment.

If you’re interested, you can apply HERE.

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About the Author

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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