Are you interested in an Aviation Apprenticeship and looking for a challenging opportunity within a dynamic engineering environment?
Aviation Apprenticeships are varied; you could be working on air traffic control, as a pilot or aviation engineer. It’s fair to say the opportunities are limitless with all of these sectors.
We can’t imagine a world without a safe and secure aviation system. Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
In the aviation industry you may well be building and servicing aircraft fuselage, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, like wings, engines and landing gear. You may also be installing and testing electrical and electronic systems used in navigation, communications and flight control. You’ll also carry out line and base maintenance between flights. Line duties include pre-flight checks, refuelling and minor tasks. Base maintenance involves more detailed checks, fault diagnosis and repairs.
You may decide to steer clear of the engineering route of aviation and chose and alternative pathway such as an air traffic control Apprenticeship. This is a career like no other. Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll be part of a community of highly-trained professionals, who are essential to the smooth and safe running of the aviation industry. 24 hours a day, they help to keep some of the busiest airspace in the world moving. The work is challenging and demanding, but it’s immensely rewarding too. Pilots need active support from air traffic control to fly safely. Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) are also essential to the efficiency of airports and the airline industry. With the ever-increasing volume of traffic, managing flights is a complex and sometimes pressurised job. As an ATCO, you’ll be using radar and other technology to track planes ‘en route’ between airports and to keep in touch with pilots. Alternatively, you’ll be liaising with the planes on approach ensuring each landing is safe.
Research from Boeing, one of the world leaders in aerospace technology, has found that over 450,000 new pilots will be needed worldwide within the next 20 years. As an Apprentice pilot you will apply skill and knowledge together with sound training, good judgement and common sense in order to conduct, or assist in the conduct of, the safe and efficient operation of an aircraft for commercial purposes.
It’s not just about on the job experience, whilst working in an aviation environment you will also be gaining a nationally recognisable qualification.