Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship - DHL Air Ltd

Cargo West Building 1, Ashby Road, Derby, DE74 2TR
Competitive salary
19 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
DHL Air Ltd is the largest all-cargo air carrier in the UK operating a fleet of B757-200 and B767-300 aircraft on worldwide operations. We are part of the DHL Express team with our headquarters at East Midlands Airport in the UK. We are currently expanding our global reach and enhancing the team to deliver our customer promise of; Excellence, Simply Delivered.

We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals with an avid interest in engineering to apply to join us as an aircraft maintenance apprentice.

Over a 30-month period you will:

Complete a fully approved EASA Part 66 CAT A1 training course.

Inital 8 months residential training based at Humberside International Airport, Kirmington. This will include a mixture of both practical and classroom work.

After the first 8 months, you will then go on to be based at East Midlands Airport to work alongside highly respected, skilled and knowledgeable maintenance and engineering teams to build your practical, hands-on experience.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have achieved the 'A1' Aircraft Maintenance Licence. This will enable you to take full advantage of your new skills and knowledge by being one of a team certifying aircraft fit for flight with a approved maintenance organisation.


In order to join us you must be highly motivated with excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail. You will need the ability to use your own initiative and work well under pressure. Outstanding interpersonal, communication and team working skills are also essential. Shift work will be required as part of the role (including days, nights, weekends and Bank/Public Holidays)

You also need to hold the following:

5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade 4 (C) or above including English, maths and Science Additionally, you will hold (or be predicted) 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at grades C/4 or above one of which must be a Mathematics or Science based subject.
  • engineering process and practices
  • regulatory and quality requirements
  • analytical methods (engineering mathematics)
  • aeronautical sciences
  • material sciences
  • business improvement techniques
  • technical skills that can be applied in a range of aerospace disciplines

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

5 GCSEs A-C (or equivalent) including English, Maths and Science.

2 A-Levels grades A-C (or equivalent). One of which must be a Mathematics or Science related.

Personal qualities

  • A Strong Team Player.
  • The ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Ability to interpret and follow instructions and guidance documents.
  • Ability to comply with policies, procedures and codes of conduct.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a busy and changing environment.
  • A self-starter/motivated with a 'can do' attitude.
  • Committed to continuous personal development.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships.
  • A Professional attitude to work.
  • Strong IT skills - including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Able to hold an Airside pass.

Desired qualifications

5 GCSE's at Grade C (4) or above or equivalent in maths, English, Science plus 2other subjects.Additionally, you will hold (or be predicted) 2 A-Levels grades A-C 9/4 (or equivalent) one of which must be a Mathematics or Science related subject or equivalent qualifications in the relevant subjects.

Future prospects

DHL offers excellent career progression routes.

Things to consider

Your training will take place in Humbersidewhich will mean you will be away from home during the week.

Self-catering accommodation will be provided which will be shared with other apprentices.

You will be responsible for preparing your own meals during the time you are away from home which includes the purchaseof groceries.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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