Monarch Aircraft Engineering Celebrate 700th Apprenticeship Applicant

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) recently announced the launch of its latest apprenticeship scheme for summer 2012, aimed at 16-18 year olds. The hugely successful scheme, which was first introduced 41 years ago, will take place at both London Luton and Manchester Airports from 28th August 2012 and will welcome its 700th apprentice since it began in 1971.

Highly regarded within the aviation industry, Monarch’s apprenticeship scheme has a fantastic reputation and in the last 4 years has introduced over 32 apprentices. The scheme not only invests in the local community through the creation of jobs but also supports Monarch Aircraft Engineering’s succession plans.

Through the scheme applicants obtain a great understanding of the aviation industry; skills of which they can eventually apply to other areas of the business. MAEL still employs engineers who took part in its first apprenticeship scheme in 1971, who now hold directorial and senior management roles within the company.

Successful applicants will initially study for 17 weeks to gain an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations. Upon completion of the NVQ there will be a number of places available to move onto the four year vocational scheme, which will provide practical training on aircraft mechanical systems by working alongside highly skilled mentors who are prepared to pass on their knowledge and experience.

The applicants who are selected to advance onto the four-year scheme will also receive theory training on aircraft mechanical systems to the EASA ‘A’ license standard and complete the various elements that make up the City and Guilds NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Aeronautical Engineering.

“For more than 40 years Monarch Aircraft Engineering has continued its reputation for producing the highest caliber engineers through its trainee schemes, many of whom now work throughout the world of aviation,” says Mick Adams, managing director at Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited. “Being determined to maintain our position for being the best airline MRO in Europe and in order to support continued growth, Monarch Aircraft Engineering is delighted to announce the launch of its apprenticeship scheme for 2012 and welcome its 700th applicant.”