Airlines and independent CAMOs often find it difficult to recruit continuing airworthiness management personnel, due to the skill related shortfalls within this sector of the industry. AMOs also tend to face similar challenges when looking to fill aircraft maintenance management roles.
Consequently, we have developed and launched the direct entry graduate training scheme to address this issue. Unlike traditional long-winded graduate schemes that go on for 12 to 24 months and cost a significant amount to run, this scheme is precise, cost effective, and delivered on demand at our client’s premises. It essentially provides an appropriate graduate with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to seamlessly take on a specific role, which is defined by the requirements of our client at a given point in time.
For instance, if an airline requires one or more aircraft maintenance planners to join its existing team due to expansion, they can simply request that we run the scheme to train and equip a number of graduates specifically for this role. It’s simply better than the existing alternatives which include using expensive contractors, running long and expensive recruitment campaigns, which often deliver under qualified or over qualified professionals, or as previously noted, running long-winded graduate schemes.
The scheme involves a carefully designed mix of training and practical assignments, which are based on real case studies and operational requirements, in order to ensure that the graduate(s) develop the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to take on the direct entry role defined by the client. In particular, the scheme is made up of 4 training strands:
1. CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING: This is the first strand of the scheme; it is intended to introduce the graduate(s) to the concept and practice of continuing airworthiness including definitions, processes, regulations, and approved organisations.
2. ORGANISATION SPECIFIC TRAINING: This strand of the scheme is designed in conjunction with our client, and is intended to help the graduate(s) to develop a holistic understanding of their employer’s business including regulatory approval, organisational structure and exposition, as well as the context of their role.
3. AIRCRAFT TYPE FAMILIARISATION TRAINING: This strand of the scheme provides the graduate(s) with a general familiarisation training on the specific aircraft type(s) that is/are relevant to the specific direct entry role upon which the scheme is based.
4. ROLE SPECIFIC TRAINING: This strand of the scheme provides the graduate(s) with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to take up the specified direct entry role upon which the scheme is based. The role specific training programmes available with this scheme include but not limited to:
- Aircraft Maintenance Planning (AMP)
- Aircraft Maintenance Production Planning & Records Management (AMPPRM)
- Aircraft Technical Records Management for CAMOs (ATRM)
- Aircraft Maintenance Programme Dev. & Reliability Monitoring (AMPDRM)
- Quality Management System for CAMOs (QMS01)
- Quality Management System for AMOs (QMS02)
- Safety Management System for CAMOs (SMS01)
- Safety Management System for AMOs (SMS02)
NOTE: Relevant statutory training requirements are delivered as an integral part of the role specific training. For instance, AMO production planning related human factors training is delivered as an integral part of the AMPPRM training programme.
The exact duration of the scheme depends on the client’s requirements but starts from 2 weeks. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Fees depend on the client’s requirements but starts from £2,500*. Again, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
* As with all things, economies of scale applies. The stated sum represents the training fee for the scheme for between 1 and 3 graduates completing the scheme in relation to one of the roles reflected under the fourth training strand as outlined above. It excludes our instructor’s travel and accommodation expenses.
The client is responsible for recruiting the graduate(s) they place on the scheme. However for a small fee, we are able to act on behalf of the client to conduct this recruitment. In any case, we recommend that the graduate(s) placed on the scheme meet the following minimum requirement: Have successfully completed an accredited Bachelor’s degree with honours in aerospace, aeronautical, or aircraft engineering with a final grade of 2:2 or better.
For questions or further enquiries about this scheme, please contact us.
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SME NEWS AWARDS:
We are pleased to announce that we have won the SME News Scottish Enterprise Award for Best International Aircraft Maintenance & Airworthiness Training Consultancy 2019.
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2020 TRAINING CALENDAR:
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DIRECT ENTRY GRADUATE SCHEME:
Do you often tend to find it difficult to recruit CAMO or MRO management staff?
If so, click here to find out how our direct entry graduate training scheme could help you solve this problem.
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ANNUAL TRAINING SCHEME:
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