Aviation Apprentice

Location: United Kingdom
Ref: J530292

About Vacancy

DEA are now recruiting for our 2021 Aircraft Maintenance Fitter – Technician (Fixed & Rotary wing) programme.

Who is DEA?

DEA Aviation is a UK-headquartered aircraft operations, management and maintenance service provider. We meet our customers specific and diverse requirements by creating custom solutions using our specialised hardware, equipment and personnel. Our services include:

Airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
Land and environmental survey and analysis
Specialised commercial air transport
EASA Part M and Part 145 and other regulatory bodies aircraft management and maintenance

We are a highly qualified and accredited aviation organisation. DEA has a UK Air Operators Certificate (AOC), guaranteeing the highest standards of quality, safety and environmental responsibility.

Using our fleet of highly efficient and versatile aircraft, we provide vital knowledge to government agencies, businesses and other organisations. We support their security, enforcement, migration, transport, aviation navigation and commercial development activities.

Launched in 2006 as an executive air charter business, Diamond Executive Aviation, we grew steadily and increased and increased our fleet at our UK headquarters in Retford (Gamston) Airport alongside our customer base. In 2015 we rebranded as DEA Aviation and since then we have focused on growing and diversifying our service offering – an ongoing mission of ensuring the best quality service for our customers.

What can you expect?

Over a 2 year programme you will complete a fully approved CAT A1 residential training course at LRTT Ltd based at their training facility in Humberside and then go on to join our teams in Derby for on the job training to build your practical experience.
You will be supported throughout the programme as you complete a City & Guilds 2675 Qualification in Aeronautical Engineering, combined with a Part-66 Category A1 modular course : Aeronautical Engineering Technician – Aircraft Maintenance Fitter (Fixed & Rotary Wing).
Your passion will be turned into practical experience in an exciting live environment where you will have the opportunity to learn and develop all of the key skills required to start your career in aircraft engineering.

What do we need to see?

A minimum of five GCSEs (A-C) or equivalent including English, Maths and a Science subject; or an HNC, HND with excellent interpersonal skills
A passion for aviation and engineering is a must and any experience with mechanical or electrical equipment would be an advantage