Aer Lingus back recruiting as it looks to fill apprentice places

  • Airline has 10 placements for 2019 Apprentice Scheme
  • Four-year programme is run in conjunction with SOLAS in Shannon, TUD  in Dublin


Aer Lingus said it is looking for “motivated, enthusiastic, and technically minded candidates” to apply to its annual Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentice Scheme. At the end of the four-year programme the aim is for apprentices to be fully qualified aircraft engineers and continue to work at the airline.

It’s offering 10 placements on the scheme this year, and said it wants to attract more female applicants. Almost one in three (30pc) of the successful applicants last year were female.

The scheme is a 4-year programme run in conjunction with both SOLAS, based in Shannon, and with Technological University Dublin. It consists of seven phases and through each phase successful applicants will move between class room training in either of the two facilities and on the job training at the Aer Lingus Maintenance and Engineering Hangar at Dublin Airport. Apprentices will be working primarily on line maintenance.

Aer Lingus Chief Technical Officer (and former Aer Lingus Apprentice) Fergus Wilson said: “Since we launched the Aircraft Apprentice Scheme in 2011, we have hired 66 apprentices.”

Hannah Richardson, an apprentice said: “I joined the Aer Lingus Apprentice Scheme in 2017, one of three females out of 10 applicants. I was studying Aviation Technology at the time of the application. If you enjoy working with your hands and technology it is a career path I’d highly recommend for both young females and males, the training both in the class and on the job is a great grounding for a career in engineering.”

Candidates should submit a CV and be aged 18 by September 1, 2019. Successful candidates will have a technical and mechanical aptitude and also display maturity, commitment, flexibility, and a willingness to accept responsibility. Communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills are also essential, it said.

Apply at up till May 1.




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