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Are you interested in beginning a career in aviation? Applications are open to join our Aircraft Structures Technician Traineeship in partnership with the Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board. Receive practical, on-the-job and quality assured training with this 21 month traineeship based in Shannon, Co. Clare. For more information, please contact Aileen Cherry at email@example.com
Course Name: Aircraft Structures Technician Traineeship
Study mode: Full time with Atlantic Aviation Institute and LCETB
Duration: 21 months
Start Date: 13th June, 2022
Location: Atlantic Aviation Institute, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Applications: Applications are open
What is an Aircraft Structures Technician?
Aircraft Structures Technicians perform maintenance work on the structures of aircraft. Aircraft Structures Technicians are specifically skilled in carrying out inspections of aircraft structures and removing and repairing damaged sections using aircraft repair and fastening techniques. If you have an interest in engineering or mechanics, this is an excellent pathway to begin a career in aviation. Qualifying as an Aircraft Structures Technician offers a variety of career paths in the Aircraft Maintenance industry with plenty of career progression opportunities.
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This programme is aimed at those who wish to establish a career in aircraft maintenance by gaining skills and experience that will allow them to perform maintenance work on aircraft structures.
Modern aircraft use materials such as aluminium alloys, carbon fibre and titanium in their construction. With this traineeship, learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills that are in demand and required to repair modern aircraft. The learner will be able to evaluate damage to aircraft structures, identify and perform repairs to aircraft metallic and composite structures.
On successful completion of the traineeship, learners will be fully qualified to seek employment as an Aircraft Structures Technician with a variety of career progression opportunities available to them.
Career Progression, Employment, Learning and Development Opportunities
There are multiple career opportunities available for Aircraft Structures Technicians.
Qualified and experienced Aircraft Structures Technicians are eligible to progress into supervising and inspection roles as they gain industry experience.
Your skills and experience as an Aircraft Structures Technician also apply to roles within airlines, aircraft lessors and aviation regulatory bodies.
Aircraft Structures Technicians can also go on to qualify as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. As part of the Aircraft Structures Technician Traineeship, you will have successfully completed 7 of the 12 module examinations required to qualify for a CAT A Aircraft Maintenance License.
- Minimum Junior Certificate education or equivalent
- Have good spatial/numerical ability
- Have an aptitude for working in a mechanical environment
- Possess good written/verbal skills
- Be a team player
- Obtain Garda Vetting Clearance
The selection process includes an aptitude test for:
- Numerical Reasoning
- Spatial Awareness
- Manual Dexterity
- Colour Vision
Please Note: Candidates will be required to undergo a hand skills test, interview and medical assessment.
- What is an Aircraft Structures Technician?
Aircraft Structures Technicians are specifically skilled in carrying out inspections of aircraft structures and removing and repairing damaged sections using aircraft repair and fastening techniques.
- What will I learn?
As part of the traineeship, you will learn on-the-job skills and knowledge to enable you to carry out structural inspection, maintenance and repairs of aircraft. On successful completion of your traineeship, you will be competent to EASA standards in maths, physics and other specified EASA modules and will be qualified to seek employment as an Aircraft Structures Technician. For more information on the programme content, please visit www.fetchcourses.ie
Course content includes:
- Mathematics – EASA Mod. 1
- Physics – EASA Mod. 2
- Materials & Hardware – EASA Mod. 6
- Maintenance Practices – EASA Mod. 7 (MCQ Examination & Essays)
- Basic Aerodynamics – EASA Mod. 8
- Human Factors – EASA Mod. 9 (MCQ Examination & Essay)
- Aviation Legislation – EASA Mod. 10 (MCQ Examination & Essay)
- Basic Metalwork Skills
- Basic Aeronautical Sheetmetal
- Composite Appreciation for Aircraft
- Aircraft Structures Technician Work Experience
- Aeronautical Structural Repair Mixed
- Aeronautical Special Fasteners
- Advanced Aeronautical Sheet Metal Work
- Will taking part in a traineeship effect my Social Welfare payments?
You may be paid a training allowance for the duration of your course. Please contact your local INTREO office or visit www.fetchcourses.ie for more information on grants and allowances.
- Do I need to be in receipt of Social Welfare support to apply for the traineeship?
No, you do not need to be in receipt of Social Welfare support to apply to the traineeship. However, to receive a payment for the duration of training, you must be eligible for a Social Welfare training allowance.
- Where is the traineeship based?
The traineeship is based in Shannon, Co. Clare.
- How long does the traineeship take?
This is a 21-month traineeship based in Shannon, Co. Clare.
- Is this a full-time traineeship?
Yes, the Aircraft Structures Technician traineeship is a full-time traineeship delivered Monday to Friday.
- Is this traineeship free?
Yes, the traineeship is delivered in partnership with the LCETB and is free of charge.
- How do I apply?
To apply for the Aircraft Structures Technician Traineeship, visit the Further Education and Training Course Hub at www.fetchcourses.ie or contact Aileen at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on our Aircraft Structures Technician Traineeship, please contact Aileen Cherry at email@example.com.