Monarch Aircraft Engineering Launches 2014 Apprenticeship Scheme

Monarch Engineering Hangar BHXMonarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) the independent aircraft maintenance provider and division of The Monarch Group, has announces the launch of its apprenticeship scheme for summer 2014. 

The four year scheme, which began in 1971, has produced over 700 high-calibre engineers for both MAEL and the wider aviation industry.

MAEL is offering 20 apprenticeship positions for its summer 2014 intake.

Successful applicants will study the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations at Monarch Aircraft Engineering Training Academy (MAETA) at London Luton Airport.  From this phase of initial training, apprentices will then relocate to MAEL’s Luton, Birmingham and Manchester bases where they will receive theoretical training on aircraft mechanical and electrical systems to the EASA ‘A’ licence standard.  They will also complete the various elements that make up the City and Guilds Level 3 Aeronautical Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship (On-Aircraft Maintenance – Category A).

This highly regarded apprenticeship scheme maintains its reputation within the aviation industry for producing a significant number of highly skilled apprentices every year.  Not only does the scheme help towards the creation of jobs in local airport communities across the UK and beyond, it also provides an essential pipeline of skilled aircraft engineers for MAEL and the wider industry.

In addition there will be practical on-site training, working alongside highly skilled mentors, who will pass on essential knowledge and experience.

Ian Bartholomew, Commercial Director  at Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited, commented: “Equipping tomorrow’s aircraft engineers with key skills is crucial to ensuring that we can offer the highest standards of service, whilst enabling us to continue to provide the UK with a home grown source of engineering talent.”

Minimum entry level requirements for applicants are to have or be expected to achieve 4 GCSEs at grade A*- C (or equivalent), which will include Maths, English, Science and one practical subject.  Applicants should be advised the recruitment process will include an element of manual dexterity testing.  Monarch says it will seek out people with a positive, customer-facing and outward-looking attitude and will recruit only those who are prepared to make a significant commitment to their own development and career.

MAEL says the positions it creates are permanent and offers the concessionary travel benefits of The Monarch Group of companies.

Candidates can apply at

The company says CVs, emails or speculative letters will not be processed.

The Closing date for applications is Sunday March 16, 2014