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Ryanair Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Apprenticeship 2017

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Ryanair Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Apprenticeship 2017

Friday, September 01, 2017 

Ryanair Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Apprenticeship 2017

The Engineering Department at Ryanair is currently recruiting for candidates to join their 2017 Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Apprenticeship at their Dublin base.

This is a structured 4 year program including both hands on and classroom based learning. Upon successful completion of this program, you will qualify for an EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence.

Based in Dublin, you will be working with highly experienced aircraft engineers in one of our biggest engineering hangars responsible for providing engineering maintenance to our fleet of over 390 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. You will also gain experience in airframe and avionics and in pre-into service checks completed on our new aircraft deliveries from Boeing as we continue to grow our fleet to over 500 aircraft by 2024 and welcome the first Boeing 737 Max 200 in 2019.


  • Excellent English – both written and verbal
  • Ability to pass a full security background check
  • Strong mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Eligibility to live and work in Ireland
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment


Leaving Certificate results must be supplied with your application.

Click here for full details and application.

Note: This is an online application requiring a CV upload and cover letter.

Find out more about apprenticeship opportunities here

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