Apprentice Aircraft Engineers DHL AIR LIMITED

DHL Air are now seeking highly motivated and driven individuals, who are enthusiastic about a career in aviation engineering and wish to join their dynamic Apprenticeship scheme in September 2024. The apprenticeship is your starting point to becoming a qualified Aircraft Engineer, a highly skilled and respected profession.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Year 1 £18,463 / year 2 £19,604

  • Working week

    The typical working week during the first 1 year of training will be Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm. When you return to your workplace you may be required to work a shift pattern which includes nights.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Initial training will be completed at a training centre (in either Gloucestershire or Luton). This stage is normally 8-10 months and Residential. You will therefore need to be prepared to be away from home for this stage. Your accommodation during this period will be provided and funded by DHL Air Ltd.
  • The initial training is “off the job” training based in classrooms, workshops and hangars and is academic in nature incorporating many exams and essays.
  • On-the-job training will then follow at DHL’s Operational base at East Midlands Airport, therefore the ability to travel is essential.

The training you will be getting

  • This is a fully approved, 2-year Level 3 Apprenticeship programme (Level 3 CAT A Certifying Mechanic Apprenticeship).
  • You will be supported throughout all phases of the programme, initially securing UKCAA Part-66 Category A modules on a fully approved course and further modular and practical training towards a Category B1.1 or B2 licence.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Apprentices who successfully achieve their CAT A licence can then progress to their CAT B Licence through the level 4 Certifying Technician Apprenticeship route.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Desired
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade Pass) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Any (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

DHL have over 7,000 Air Freight Experts in more than 190 countries, operating with schedules on all the world’s major routes, providing fast, secure, reliable air shipping no matter the circumstance.




Building 121

East Midlands Airport, Ema Cargo West

Castle Donington

DE74 2TR

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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


Ellis Wilson

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024