The Search is on for the UK’s Next High Flyer.

The Search is on for the UK’s Next High Flyer.

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is today launching an apprentice scheme which will see ten successful applicants working with the airline towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Aeronautical Engineering.  easyJet’s apprenticeship programme is in partnership with Resource Group and it’s Aviation Maintenance Training Division LRTT with the successful candidates due to commence their training in November 2012.

The apprenticeship scheme consists of a combination of classroom and practical training. The first eight months of the apprenticeship scheme will provide accredited training both in the classroom and practical training at LRTT at the Cotswold Airport. This is followed by sixteen months of on the job training. This will take place for easyjet in both Luton and Liverpool. 

The apprentice scheme is part of easyJet’s wider approach to addressing youth unemployment which includes its European Graduate Programme which involves the airline recruiting graduates from across Europe each year and its involvement with the ‘WORKing for YOUth’ intitiative in the UK which is a business-led initiative to help improve youth employability.

easyJet currently employs 200 of engineers who maintain the airline’s fleet of over 200 aircraft. easyJet is the world’s largest Airbus A319 operator and Europe’s largest A320 operator. The airline has invested £7 billion in the latest technology to make sure that we operate one of the cleanest, youngest and most fuel efficient fleets in the industry. 

Notes to editors:
Those wishing to be considered for the Apprenticeship programme require:
  • A minimum of five GCSEs (A – C) or equivalent including English, Maths and a Science subject plus one other; or an HNC, HND or Degree;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be a strong team player;
  • Previous experience with mechanical, electrical or electronic equipment that can be demonstrated would be desirable;
  • Applicants will be required to sit and pass aptitude tests prior to selection for interview
  • Hold a valid Passport and be able to travel unrestricted across our network
  • Be able to successfully pass a CRB check.
All apprentices will need to undertake a City & Guilds 2675 in Aeronautical Engineering, combined with a Part-66 Category A1 modular course (theory and practical) and an Extended NVQ 3 in Aeronautical Engineering.