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Application open for apprentice MAMF fitters with Dublin Aerospace

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Application open for apprentice MAMF fitters with Dublin Aerospace

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 

Application open for apprentice MAMF fitters with Dublin Aerospace

Application is now open for the 2017 Dublin Aerospace Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter (MAMF) Apprenticeship.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 30th May 2017.

The work of the Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter (MAMF) involves plant and machinery installation, maintenance and repair, replacement of broken or worn parts, adjustment and servicing. The work also involves fabrication of replacement parts using machine tools i.e. lathes, milling machines, grinders etc.  

In Dublin Aerospace, it includes activities such as dismantling, overhauling and assembly of Landing Gear, Auxiliary Power Units (APU) and their components.

After successful completion of this Apprenticeship the apprentice will receive a Level 6 National Craft Certificate from SOLAS.


  • Enjoy working with your hands
  • Enjoy being physically active on your feet
  • Enjoy being part of a team
  • Enjoy learning how machines function     
  • Enjoy learning about restoration and repair
  • Enjoy learning new knowledge and craft related skills  
  • Taking responsibility for your own learning, including the allocation of study time


  • Practical skills and theoretical knowledge
  • Principles of operating Machines while working in a workshop environment
  • How to control and adjust equipment
  • Understanding instructional manuals including technical drawings and diagrams
  • How to apply physics and mathematical principles  
  • How to work with control systems
  • How to ensure accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • How to keeping accurate records and reports


The MAMF Apprenticeship program is a minimum of 4 years.

It consists of 7 phases:

  • 3 Off-the-Job Phases with the Education & Training Boards (ETB)/ Solas/Institute of Technology (approx. 40 weeks in total) 
  • 4 On-the-Job Phases with Dublin Aerospace.

Successful completion is achieved when all the required theory and practical tests have been passed to the required standard set by Solas.


Candidates must:

  • Be over 18 years of age on the 1st September 2017;
  • Be permitted to live and work in Ireland without restriction;
  • Be able to pass a full security and background check – This includes Garda Vetting;  
  • Be able to pass a colour vision and medical assessment.

Educational Qualifications

Candidates must have obtained the following minimum educational qualifications:

Junior Certificate (Ordinary Level)

Grade C or higher at Ordinary Level (or Grade D or higher at Higher Level) in the Junior Certificate (or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathemathics
  • Science*
  • Any other 2 subjects

* If you have not obtained the required grade in Science, Grade C or higher in any one of the following subjects is acceptable:

  • Technology, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Wood) or Metalwork.


Leaving Certificate

Grade D or higher at Ordinary Level in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathemathics
  • Science*
  • Any other 2 subjects

*Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Chemistry, Applied Mathematics

If you have not obtained the required grade in any of the above Science subjects, the following is acceptable at Leaving Certificate Level:

  • Construction Studies, Design and Communication, Graphics, Engineering, Technical Drawing and Technology


Before you submit your application please keep in mind the following guidelines:

Please ensure that your email address is valid as this will be the primary method of communication.

An initial screening process will take place focusing on the applicants grammar, academic qualifications, hobbies and work experience. 

Candidates who pass the initial screening stage of the recruitment process will be required to attend testing/interviews during the months of July and August. There may not be alternative dates available, please bear this in mind when applying.

You will need to upload your CV and an official copy of your Junior/Leaving Certificate results.  

Your CV should contain the following information:

  • Names, addresses and dates of schools attended,
  • Previous work history (paid or voluntary),
  • Any hobbies, involvement in clubs/organisations etc.,
  • Names and contact details of at least 2 referees.

Read the full application guidelines 2017 here.


Interested candidates can apply by completing the application form in full online here.

You should receive an email acknowledging your application within 24 hours (if you apply on a weekday) or the next working day (if you apply on the weekend). If you do not receive one please contact the HR Department:

Find out more about apprenticeship opportunities in Ireland here.

The CareersPortal Team