GET A FLYING START WITH A FAS APPRENTICESHIP
AERONAUTICAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME
FAS are offering an exciting and challenging opportunity to be a part of the next generation of engineers necessary to keep the world's aircraft in the air, by becoming a FAS aviation maintenance technician.
The Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship is a 4 year programme leading to a Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance and is delivered at the Flybe Training Academy and Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO), situated at Exeter International Airport and is delivered in partnership with Exeter College.
Over the 4 year programme, you will develop the necessary hand skills, theoretical knowledge and live aircraft experience required by worldwide Regulating Authorities before embarking on an exciting career in the aviation industry.
On completion of the Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship you will gain;
- Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering
- Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance
- Level 3 Diploma in On-Aircraft Maintenance Cat A
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You must be age 16 or over and be predicted to achieve 4 GCSEs at Grade A* to C in Maths, English, Science and ideally, one practical subject. You must also hold a valid UK/EU passport and have the right to live and work in the UK.
APPRENTICESHIP SELECTION PROCESS
Please apply online at flybe.com. The closing date for applications is 2nd April 2018.
Successful applicants will be invited to attend our interview process, which involve a series of practical and theoretical tests, as well as a face-to-face interview. Safety with no compromise is a core value throughout Flybe’s culture.
For this apprenticeship the overriding qualities we demand are integrity, discipline and a passion to work with your brain and your hands. The interview is your chance to show these qualities and prove you are ready to be challenged.
HOW LONG IS THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME FOR?
This is a 4 year programme.
WHAT WILL BE MY HOURS OF WORK?
You will be employed by Flybe’s engineering department and will be expected to work full time hours the same as any other Flybe employee, which is 40 hours a week.
WHERE WILL I BE BASED?
You will be based at our aircraft maintenance hangars and training academy at Exeter International Airport. This is the headquarters for Flybe PLC.
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED TO APPLY FOR THE APPRENTICESHIP?
You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade C or above in Maths, English, Sciences and at least one other subject.
I WON’T HAVE MY FINAL GCSE GRADES WHEN I APPLY, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
We totally understand that this will be the case for most applicants, therefore please tell us the subjects you are studying and your predicted grades. Final selection and offer of an apprenticeship placement will be dependent on you obtaining the minimum required grades.
WILL I NEED ANY SPECIAL CLOTHES, TOOLS OR EQUIPMENT?
Personal protective equipment as well as standard uniform and tools are required to undertake the role. These will be provided by Flybe Aviation Services.
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GAIN WHILST I AM UNDERTAKING MY APPRENTICESHIP?
• Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering
• Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance
• Level 3 Diploma in On-Aircraft Maintenance Cat A
WHAT WILL I BE PAID?
You will be paid a competitive salary based on the minimum wage for your age. You will also be entitled to other benefits such as discounted staff travel and other employee offers after completing your 3 month probationary period.
WILL I BE ENTITLED TO ANY HOLIDAY?
As an employee of Flybe you will be entitled to 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) plus an extra day per year after the first 12 months.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Please apply through the Careers page on flybe.com from Monday 5th March.
WHAT IS THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS?
The closing date for receipt of applications is 2nd April 2018.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY?
We will invite you to attend the training academy here at Flybe during May and June 2018 where you will undertake an initial aptitude test. If you are successful, you will be invited to attend a face to face to face interview the following week to assess your suitability for the role.
Successful candidates will be notified by 30th June 2018.
WHEN WOULD I START?
You would start your apprenticeship programme by September 2018.
WILL I HAVE TO WORK A PROBATIONARY PERIOD?
Yes, the probationary period is 3 months to assess your suitability in the role. Following the successful completion of this, you will be expected to achieve various milestones at other stages during your apprenticeship placement.
If you have any further questions, please email [email protected]