Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeship TUI UK LIMITED

Want to get your career off to a flying start? The sky’s the limit with TUI. We’re the world's number one tourism business, operating in around 180 destinations worldwide. As part of our Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeship, you’ll spend four invaluable years working right at the heart of our business.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting salary for the role is £17,274 with fantastic progression and incremental roll off salary.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

With over 130 aircraft in our fleet, we rely on our Group Airlines from around Europe to fly customers to our worldwide destinations in a safe and enjoyable way

Our Engineering & Maintenance team manages the serviceability of our aircraft to support TUI Airline’s flying schedule, working to enhance our operation and customer experience, with a focus on digitalisation

You’ll work on some of the highest tech aircraft currently in operation and ensure the safe and reliable operation of our fleet

  • Live maintenance on TUI Airline and third-party aircraft, including minor repairs or modifications, under the direct supervision of certified licensed engineers (as you’ll be working airside, you’ll need to be able to produce a DBS certificate in order to obtain an airside pass including a 5 year background check)
  • Spend time in various departments within TUI Airline to learn and understand how the supporting back-office departments work
  • Learn about the importance of health, safety, and security in everything our Engineering teams do
  • Develop your engineering skills and knowledge through a combination of on-the-job learning and assignments
  • The knowledge and experience you’ll gain will be further enhanced through working at our different airport bases across the UK and Europe



  • Ability to work in confined spaces – movement and agility to gain access to confined spaces such as aircraft fuel tanks and not suffering from claustrophobia
  • Ability to work at height, including wearing harness and operating mobile working platforms
  • Ability to wear safety masks and pass face fit process and other protective clothing
  • Ability to pass an annual medical examination to allow continued work in the hangar environment in compliance with Health and Safety regulations
  • Functional skills to interpret Aircraft Maintenance Manuals and carry out complex fault diagnosis on aircraft
  • Functional skills to interpret and pass Civil Aviation Authority derived examinations in aeronautical Engineering subjects

The training you will be getting

This programme is an opportunity for you to develop your engineering skills through a combination of classroom and workshop learning, as well as hands-on experience with live aircraft

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship, specialising in the Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/Technician pathway – alongside a Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance
  • Our Hangar is in Luton, and our training facilities are also in Luton
  • You will be required to attend a 6 week block at Cotswold Airport


You will ideally will live within a 30 mile radius of Luton Airport 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunity to progress onto the Level 4 Engineering Apprenticeship
  • Opportunity to work towards B1 or B2 Licenses

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Resiliance, Passion for Engineering, Innovative, Commercial focus


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C and/or 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C and/ or 4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

* Currently TUI is unable to provide visa sponsorship, you must have permanent right to live and work in the UK without sponsorship to be eligible to apply. This includes applicants in possession of a Tier 4 Student visa. ***As part of our Diversity Equity and Inclusion policy we encourage applications from all sectors of the community***

About the employer

Be Yourself… Be Unique! TUI’s more than a brand, it’s who we are. Trusted – Unique – Inspiring. We’re the leading tourism business with diverse customers and over 67,000 employees. Together, we embrace different continents and cultures. We believe travel broadens the mind. Just like our customers, we’re on a journey - of development towards a more digital, connected and integrated future - but we haven’t arrived there yet. We believe that differences drive innovation and we’re encouraging an environment where diverse talent thrives. Inclusion is fundamental to everything that we achieve and it’s our unique colleagues that will shape the future of travel. The TUI Group includes over 400 owned hotels, 16 cruise ships, a digital platform for more than 160,000 tours, activities and experiences, strong tour operators, 1,200 travel agencies and leading online portals, five airlines with around 130 aircraft, and destination services in all major holiday countries around the globe. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This integrated offering enables us to provide our 21 million customers with an unmatched holiday experience in 180 regions. A key feature of our corporate culture is our global responsibility for economic, environmental and social sustainability. This is reflected in more than 20 years of commitment to sustainable tourism. In 2022 financial year the TUI Group with a headcount of around 60,000 recorded turnover of about €16,5bn and an operating result of €409m. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 250 index, in the Quotation Board of the Open Market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and regulated Market of the Hanover Stock Exchange.




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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

We reserve the right to close the role early should we receive a high level applications. To apply for this role, please answer the questions fully. The application process will require you to complete an online assessment, digital interview and attend an assessment center.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Mar 2024