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Apprentice Aircraft Engineer 2019

Vacancy Details

Location: Dublin
Region: Republic of Ireland
Job Type: Engineering Apprentice
Category: On the Ground
Closing Date: 05/08/2019
Date Posted: 04/17/2019
Reference: M1412


Role name: Aircraft Engineer Apprenticeship
Department name: Maintenance & Engineering Dublin

We are Proud to launch our 2019 Aircraft Engineer Apprenticeship in conjunction with SOLAS, Further Education & Training Authority in Ireland.

Applications are currently being invited for suitably interested and motivated individuals to apply for the Aer Lingus Aircraft Engineer Apprenticeship. If you have a strong interest in this field then this is your opportunity to become part of the airline’s highly skilled Maintenance and Engineering team and train and qualify as an Aircraft Engineer. This is an excellent opportunity to become part of our September 2019 intake of new Aer Lingus Aircraft Apprentices.

As part of our broader commitment to diversity and inclusion, Aer Lingus is keen to attract candidates that can add variety and diversity to our programme. We encourage applications from all profiles and backgrounds.

To be considered for the programme, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Essential Criteria:

Candidates must be 18 years of age on the 1st September 2019
Candidates must have;
Completed or completing the Leaving Certificate Examinations in 2019 OR
Have attained or be in the process of attaining other recognised educational equivalent OR
Successful completion of an approved  Pre-Apprenticeship course OR
Three years’ work experience gained over sixteen years of age in a relevant designated industrial  activity as SOLAS shall deem acceptable
Candidates must be physically fit and able to pass a colour vision test and medical assessment
Candidates must be fluent in English both written and spoken
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the EU
Candidates must hold or be eligible for a current unrestricted worldwide passport
Provide 2 verifiable references
Candidates must be able to pass a strict airport security vetting procedure which includes a 5 year background check**
Possess and be able to demonstrate the key competencies and skills outlined below:

Educational Requirements:

Candidates must also have attained the following minimum educational qualifications to be considered. Candidates will be asked for results transcripts at a later stage in the process.

Grade O5 or higher at Ordinary Level in the Junior Certificate* (or equivalent) in the following
subjects: English (ii) Mathematics (iii) Science* (iv) Any two other subjects Grade H6 or higher on Higher Level papers is acceptable

*If you have not attained the required grade in Science, the following is acceptable:
Junior Certificate – Technology, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Wood) or Metal Work (Materials and Technology).


Grade O6/D or higher at Ordinary Level in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects: (i) English, (ii) Mathematics, (III) Science* (iv) Any two other subjects.

*Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Chemistry, Applied Mathematics

If you have not obtained the required grade in any of the above Science subjects, the following is acceptable at Leaving Certificate Level: Construction Studies, Design and Communication, Graphics, Engineering and Technology

Key Competencies/Skills:

Demonstrate a strong technical and mechanical interest
A high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the programme for its 4 year duration
Excellent communication skills both written and verbally
Proven ability to work on your own initiative while contributing effectively as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain positive professional relationships

Please note if you are currently completing the Leaving Certificate please state this on your CV and outline subjects being studied.

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019


In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Are you eligible to live and work in EU without restriction?
  • Do you hold a valid EEA passport allowing unrestricted worldwide travel?
  • Will you be 18 years of age on 1st September 2019?
  • Are you fluent in English, both spoken and written?
  • Can you provide a verifiable 5 year background/employment history?
  • Can you provide 2 verifiable references?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence in Ireland?
  • Is there anything that would prevent you passing our security clearance process?
  • Are you prepared to complete a medical questionnaire & medical examination?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence (ref Criminal Justice Act 2016)

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