Featured Advice
What are your interests?

Linguistic?

Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Back

News

Applications Open for Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeships with Dublin Aerospace

The closing date for applications is 4th May 2018

Dublin Aerospace is now recruiting for their 2018 Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship programme.

The closing date for applications is Friday 4th May 2018.

What is the course all about?

  • Learn how aircraft and their systems work.
  • Get hands-on avionic electrical and mechanical engineering experience.
  • Work in a diverse, disciplined and highly regulated environment
  • Earn a level 6 QQI advanced Certificate and an EASA part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License.

What do Aircraft Mechanics do?

Aircraft Mechanics inspect, maintain and repair airframe structures, engines, electrical and avionics systems.

What do I get out of this Apprenticeship?

After successful completion of this Apprenticeship the apprentice will receive an EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence from the Irish Aviation Authority. Then you will be able to get a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate from Solas.

How Long does the apprenticeship take?

A minimum of 4 years, the apprenticeship has both practical hands on and classroom base aspects. The apprenticeship consists of 7 phases:

  • 4 On-the-Job Phases with Dublin Aerospace.
  • 3 Off-the-Job Phases with the Education & Training Boards

What does it take to be an Aircraft Mechanic?

  • 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.

What do I need to apply?

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.
 
Grade O6/D or higher at Ordinary Level in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects:

  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Science Subject *
  4. Any other 2 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.

For more information about the apprenticeship and requirements click here

Apprenticeship training will commence in September 2018.

Read more about the job of a Licensed Aircraft Mechanic here

Related News

Guidelines to Help You Choose Your Leaving Cert Subjects 

Guidelines to Help You Choose Your Leaving Cert Subjects
Posted by CareersPortal

UCAS Deadline is Fast Approaching 

UCAS Deadline is Fast Approaching
Posted by CareersPortal

7 Tips to Prepare for a PLC College Open Day 

7 Tips to Prepare for a PLC College Open Day
Posted by CareersPortal

New teaching posts to be filled in 2019 

New teaching posts to be filled in 2019
Posted by Department of Education and Skills

Minister for Higher Education welcomes establishment of TU Dublin 

Minister for Higher Education welcomes establishment of TU Dublin
Posted by Department of Education and Skills

Getting Your College Application in Order 

Getting Your College Application in Order
Posted by CareersPortal