Aircraft Component Engineer Apprenticeship SKYSMART MRO LTD

Join our team and become a professional aircraft component maintenance engineer. Our apprenticeship program will provide the necessary education and knowledge to complete an apprenticeship successfully. In this role, you'll test and inspect our customers' components, use fault-finding techniques to identify issues and perform the repairs.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Salary increases steadily with competency levels gained.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30, 2 x 15 min breaks AM and PM, 1⁄2 hr unpaid lunch, Overtime available once competent.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Electronic fault finding
  • Repairing components in accordance with component maintenance manuals
  • Using various automatic and manual test equipment
  • Soldering of components 
  • Filling in records of maintenance completed

The training you will be getting

Your working week will consist of 4 days in the workplace and 1 day at college.

The course consists of the following mandatory qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance (Development Competence)

Plus one of the following Technical Knowledge Qualifications as applicable to the pathway being undertaken:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (Civil Aircraft Mechanical) approved by the CAA
  • Level 3 Diploma in On-Aircraft Maintenance Category A
  • EASA Aircraft Maintenance Licence Category A, Part 66 modules through an approved Part 147

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once 21, you'll be able to qualify as an approved mechanic and work without supervision. Further progression is on a time served and ability basis.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

We are moving to Endeavour House, overlooking Stansted Airport. You'll need to be able to commute here.

About the employer

Skysmart MRO is a fast-growing aircraft component maintenance company, seeking to recruit apprentices for our avionics department. We handle a wide array of components commonly found on A320, B737, and B777 aircraft families, including cockpit control panels, flight computers, and displays. With such a diverse range of components, the work is always engaging and varied, as few repairs are identical. As one of the only operators in Europe using ATEC 6 automatic test equipment, Skysmart MRO is ideally placed for growth in this business area. As such, we are searching for the right individual to provide comprehensive in-house training to, using both automatic and manual fault-finding techniques. We offer an exciting opportunity to learn from experienced engineers, enhance your technical skills, and become a valued member of the Skysmart MRO team. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be fast-tracked towards becoming an approved Part 145 engineer.





Flitch Industrial Estate

Chelmsford Road



Tommie Steel

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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

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