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Apprentice Military Aircraft Technician with Air Corps open for application

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Apprentice Military Aircraft Technician with Air Corps open for application

Monday, July 17, 2017 

Apprentice Military Aircraft Technician with Air Corps open for application

The Irish Air Corps is now accepting applications for the Apprentice Military Aircraft Technician scheme. We are looking for motivated people who enjoy working as part of a Team. Successful candidates will become an integral part of the Air Corps maintenance team providing technical support to the Air Corps fleet and will graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Military Aviation Technology Level 7 (Tech), accredited by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

The closing date for this competition 23.59Hrs on August 10th, 2017.


Applicants must be not less than 18 years of age and under 23 years of age on the closing date for applications for this competition which is 10th August 2017. 


Candidates must have attained the required minimum educational qualifications at the time of entry into the Air Corps. At the time of entry into the Air Corps (not application), a candidate must have obtained specific minimum grades in the Irish Leaving Certificate/National Equivalent. The standard minimum entry requirements are passes in five subjects, at ordinary level, including Mathematics and English or Irish and one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Construction studies. Foundation Level and Leaving Cert Applied subjects are not reckonable.

Always read the full entry requirement details before completing your application.

A successful candidate must have attained the CAO points requirement for the Bachelor of Engineering Tec (Ord) Aviation Technology Degree i.e.  DT 011, which is the civil programme offered by the accrediting Academic Institute — Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). In 2016, CAO points were 340.

For full details and application click here.

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