2019 Aircraft Engineering Apprentice Scheme

We’re delighted to launch our annual Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentice Scheme for 2019. We’re looking for motivated, enthusiastic, and technically minded candidates to apply for the 4-year programme. At the end of the scheme, apprentices will be fully qualified aircraft engineers and will continue to work as part of our team.

Aer Lingus Apprentice

We’re very proud of our long history of apprenticeship. This year we’re offering 10 places on the Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentice Scheme. There’s a particular emphasis this year in attracting female applicants and building on the number of female apprentices that work with us. Six of the twenty successful applicants in 2018 were female. Women now make up 48 percent of all employees across our business, and we continue our commitment to supporting female talent across the airline.

The Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentice Scheme is a 4-year programme. It’s run in conjunction with SOLAS, based in Shannon, and Technological University Dublin. It consists of seven distinct phases. Through each phase, successful applicants will move between classroom training in either of the two facilities and on the job training at our Maintenance and Engineering hangar at Dublin Airport. Apprentices will be working primarily on line maintenance and will be focused on the delivery of our award-winning guest experience.

The launch of this year’s scheme comes at a pivotal time for us as we progress our ambitious growth strategy. In January we revealed a contemporary, refreshed new brand and we’re continuing to work to become the leading value carrier across the North Atlantic. This means new aircraft and new routes. This summer we’ll launch a new service from Dublin to Minneapolis–Saint Paul. Our investment in people, including Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentices, will help underpin this growth strategy.

Aer Lingus Engineer Apprentice 2019

How to apply

First, it’s necessary to submit a CV application. Applicants need to be a minimum of 18 years of age by 1st September 2019. Successful candidates will have a technical and mechanical aptitude and also display maturity, commitment, flexibility, and a willingness to accept responsibility. Excellent communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills are also essential qualities.

The application process for the 2019 programme is now underway at careers.aerlingus.com and will remain open until 1st May.