Sky-high ambitions needed for new Shannon aviation course

Atlantic Aviation Group are looking to recruit 30 new aircraft technicians.

PEOPLE with sky-high ambitions are wanted by Shannon-based Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG), who is on the hunt for 30 new trainee aircraft technicians to help the firm service its expanding client base.

One of Europe’s largest aircraft maintenance companies, AAG has announced that it will open two recruitment periods for its traineeship programme in 2024.

Applicants wishing to train as aircraft maintenance technicians can apply for the first phase of recruitment on June 10, while the second phase will begin in October.

AAG partnered with the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (ETB) to offer the two-year traineeship programme. On completion, a total of 30 trainees will receive a Category A Aircraft Maintenance Licence from the Irish Aviation Authority.

The partnership between AAG, which operates its own training academy, and ETB aims to address the global shortage of qualified aircraft maintenance technicians.

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Qualifications awarded through the AAG programme are globally recognised, meaning qualified technicians have the freedom to work anywhere in the world.

AAG Chief Aviation Services Officer Eva O’Keeffe said that “having successfully filled three classes of trainees in the last 12 months, we are delighted to now be recruiting for two further classes for the remainder of 2024”.

“Our long-term partnership with the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board allows us to offer three CAT A Traineeship Programmes per year with an intake of 15 Trainees per class for those keen to embark on an exciting career in the aviation industry”

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