The role of an Aircraft Maintenance Fitter (Airframe/Engine) is to carry out maintenance, modifications and repairs to aircraft structures, mechanical systems, and propulsive systems, in accordance with controlled documentation and technical data. This role requires the individual to maintain a high standard of quality, airworthiness and flight safety to meet demanding regulation and company procedures. The individual will support the Certifying Engineers, and assist in improving business processes.
Once the apprenticeship has been completed, qualified airframe/engine fitters are expected to be able to:
Aerospace Engineers will work within various departments such as Airframe, Design and Stress, Systems Integration, Avionics, Support Engineering, Quality or Advanced Manufacturing/Manufacturing Engineering. They will focus on all aspects related to the full lifecycle of systems and products. Aerospace Engineers must comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements. They must be able to use and interpret engineering data and documentation such as engineering drawings, reports and computer generated models. They will be expected to work both individually and as part of an Engineering team, often comprising several disparate Engineering disciplines. They will be expected to design, develop, specify, analyse, test, validate and modify designs and solutions to satisfy Customer requirements and In-Service Operations.
The requirements are designed to offer stretch and progression. They will be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality, accuracy and timely delivery of the work they undertake. They will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving the business.
Academic qualifications of 240 UCAS points or above at A-Level standard or equivalent, to include Maths plus at least one further STEM based subject such as Physics, ICT, Computing, Electronics.
Plus Five GCSEs at Grade A-C including Mathematics, English Language and Double Science or equivalent qualification.
To manufacture, assemble and build complete Land Systems specialist and varied projects using engineering drawings and design data in accordance to relative controlled documentation. To ensure build quality is to the correct standard and maintains Land Systems excellent quality. Working in a team environment to deliver on the business and customer expectations.
Once apprenticeship has been completed, apprentices go on to become skilled operators which will include:
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group invite applicants to undertake a 4 year Apprenticeship scheme based at RAF Brize Norton.
The first 2 years of the Scheme will be split between full-time residential learning with the Resource Group Aviation Technical Training (LRTT Ltd) at Cotswold Airport, with accommodation provided locally. The practical hand skills training element will be undertaken at Cotswold Airport including maintenance experience on aircraft. The remainder of the aircraft maintenance experience will be completed at RAF Brize Norton. At the end of these 2 years, candidate will be qualified to EASA Part 66 CAT A1 and have completed the requirements of the Apprenticeship Standards for Aircraft Maintenance fitter / technician (fixed wing). Candidates will then complete a further 2 years of training to become skilled aircraft fitters in their chosen specialism in either Electrical/Avionic (Electrical/Avionics Fitter) or Mechanical (Airframe/Propulsion Fitter).
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group work alongside the RAF at Brize Norton as part of the Hercules Integrated Operational Support contract undertaking both scheduled, unscheduled and repairs to the C130J Hercules aircraft.
5 GCSEs at Scores 5—9 (A-C) which must include Maths, English and Science
Along with extensive hands-on experience, our apprenticeships cover:
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An Apprenticeship is a work based training programme which combines formal learning and on the job training within a specific sector.
The Apprenticeship is made up of 4 elements which make up the framework. They are as follows:
As an apprentice you need to be employed for at least 30 hours per week which is spread over a minimum of four days in the workplace. ‘Classroom’ sessions are in addition to the time spent in the workplace.
You can earn while you learn, and learn in a way that’s best suited to you through hands-on, on the job experience.
The key benfits are:
An individual will be able to undertake an Apprenticeship if they are 16 years or over and NOT already taking part in full-time education and are living in England.
The length of the training will vary depending on your prior skills and knowledge level. However, we estimate that a period of up to 4 years is required to complete our Apprenticeship. Nearly all of this time will be spent in the workplace.
The Apprenticeships are designed to allow the majority of the learning and assessment to occur in the workplace. The National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering will be delivered in classroom sessions, via our education professionals who are highly qualified in the aviation industry, held at AeroAcademy. Other specialist qualifications will be held at college. These training sessions are normally undertaken one day a week.