An apprenticeship enables you to combine work and an accompanying skills development programme. As an apprentice, you’ll gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills needed for an immediate job and future career. Apprentices gain this experience through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal ‘off-the-job’ training, and the opportunity to practice new skills in an actual working environment.
You must be eligible to live and work in the UK and “have been ordinarily resident in the UK, the British Overseas Territories, or Crown Dependencies (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship”. You must not be enrolled onto any other Department for Education funded programme.
You’ll need to be 16 or over to start the apprenticeship.
You must have 5 GCSEs (with at least 4 at grades A* – C) including Maths, English and Science. We will ask for copies of your certificates at the beginning of the recruitment process. Please note that some employers may require a higher achievement grade.
An aviation engineering apprenticeship normally takes 2 years however, this can vary depending on the employer.
All our apprenticeship vacancies are listed on our employment website. Select the job you are interested in to view more information and apply.
We regularly recruit apprentices for all major airlines including, British Airways, Virgin, JMI, Bristow, Ryanair, Airbus, DHL, Oriens, Draken and Babcock. Please visit our employment website for all vacancies.
Yes, throughout your apprenticeship you will be employed by an aircraft maintenance department and will gain the experience needed to complete your licence. You will work towards completing your CAT A rotary or fixed wing licence.
No, you can study the required modules at your own expense through the CAA or you can complete the modules at college. Once you have completed the non-apprenticeship route, if you’re not in employment, you will need to get a job with an airline to gain your experience. The apprenticeship provides the experience you need to progress in your career.
We do not offer on-site accommodation but we can provide a list of local accommodation providers, on request. Your accommodation will be paid for by your employer for the first 12 months.
Yes, you will be paid an apprenticeship salary from your employer, which varies depending on who you work for.
- EAL Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence).
- EASA/UK CAA Part-66 CAT A licence
Year 2: EAL Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance (Development Competence).
In many cases, apprentices are recruited by their apprenticeship employer to become permanent employees. You can also apply for a role with a different aviation company if you would prefer. Alternatively, you can study our Part 66 modules to work towards becoming a qualified B1 or B2 licenced engineer.
FAQs for Apprenticeship Employers
An apprentice must complete a minimum of 20% of the training ‘off-the-job’. Apprenticeship training with Resource Group typically involves an 8-month foundation phase at either our Kemble site or one of our deployed training facilities, which more than covers this requirement.
As an employer, you are required to cover the wage of an apprentice. However, the apprenticeship programme costs are funded by a government levy which was introduced in 2017. Employers can choose which organisation they would like to train their apprentices; the levy is then paid to the relevant organisation via the Education and Skills Funding Agency.
As an industry-embedded training provider, we have delivered apprenticeships for over 10 years and are an integral element of the industry trailblazer working group. In addition to this, we are on the committee of a Professional Engineering Institute and work closely with end point assessment organisations and the UK Regulator (CAA).
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