Published on September 5th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Dublin Aerospace Welcomes This Year’s Apprenticeship Intake

Dublin Aerospace has welcomed 22 new apprentices to its Apprenticeship Program bringing the total employee count of the company to almost 400. With a combination of Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeships for Aircraft Overhaul in the Dublin Aerospace Hangars and Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter (MAMF) Apprenticeships for the Landing Gear, APU and Component Workshops, these Apprentices will commence their training imminently.

Commenting on the Apprenticeship Programme, William Flaherty, CEO of Dublin Aerospace said: “At Dublin Aerospace, we pride ourselves on the homegrown talent coming out of our in-house apprenticeships. As a Dublin Aerospace Apprentice, you will split your time between the classroom where you learn theory and invaluable hands-on training in our hangars, putting that theory into practice.”

The Aircraft Engineer Apprenticeship Program is a four-year, paid apprenticeship during which the candidates spend a total of 75 weeks in Aviation College (Shannon and Dublin) and the remaining time in On-the-Job Training (OJT) in Dublin Aerospace’s facilities. After two years they will achieve EASA Category A Aircraft Mechanic and after four years the successful candidates are designated as EASA Category B Aircraft Engineers. There are two streams; Avionics and Airframe/Engine.

Similarly, The MAMF Apprenticeship Program is carried out over four-years, split between SOLAS centres throughout Ireland and in Dublin Aerospace facilities in Dublin Airport and Ashbourne, Meath. The apprentices will carry out maintenance and repair of aircraft parts/components, while learning to use specialised equipment in a workshop environment. The work also involves plant and machinery installation. The work is diverse and highly regulated, both nationally and internationally. 

“On behalf of the entire team, I am delighted to welcome this group of apprentices to Dublin Aerospace, and look forward to working alongside one another in the years ahead,” concluded Flaherty.

Dublin Aerospace is currently hiring for a number of positions across multiple departments, visit the careers page for further details – www.dublinaerospace/careers


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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