The Airline is particularly interested in attracting Female applicants
Aer Lingus has announced they are looking for 20 recruits for their 2018 Aircraft Apprentice Scheme. The airline which already employs around 4,000 people has doubled the previous years’ intake of 10 apprentices. It continues to expand and develop recently adding new routes such as Philadelphia and Seattle.
This year there is a particular emphasis on attracting female applicants. In 2017 three out of the ten successful applicants last year were female. There have been 46 successful apprentices hired since the scheme was introduced in 2011.
The 4-year programme is run in conjunction with SOLAS, based in Shannon and with DIT in Dublin. It consists of 7 phases and through each phase, successful applicants will move between classroom training in either of the two facilities as well as on the job training at the Aer Lingus Maintenance and Engineering Hangar at Dublin Airport. Successful apprentices will be working primarily in online maintenance focusing on the delivery of Aer Lingus’ guest experience.
For interested applicants who are aged over 18 by September 1st 2018 the first stage consists of a CV application. Applicants will also need to be motivated, enthusiastic, technically minded, possess very good communication skills and work well in teams.
Aer Lingus Chief Technical Officer Fergus Wilson who is a former Aer Lingus Apprentice himself said:
“Aer Lingus has a proud history of providing young people with career opportunities. Following on from our recent Future Pilot recruitment announcement and substantial growth at the airline with the introduction of new aircraft and new routes to Seattle and Philadelphia this year, we are delighted to be able to provide this apprentice scheme again to 20 new applicants.”
The application process for the 2018 programme is now underway at http://careers.aerlingus.com. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th June, 2018.