Aircraft Mechanic
  • TU Code: B837
  • SOLAS Trade Code: 65
  • Level: 6
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Award: National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship
  • Sector: Electrical
  • Location: Bolton Street & Dublin Airport

On completion of this four-year apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified aircraft mechanic, with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Aircraft Mechanics.

You can then go on to work in a diverse, disciplined and highly regulated industry, both nationally and internationally.

Many crafts people use this qualification as a platform to launch careers such as engineers, managers, owners of businesses, teachers and instructors amongst others.

As an aircraft mechanic you will be employed throughout the aviation industry in a wide range of facilities designed to maintain light, rotary and large commercial aircraft. Your job will be to inspect, maintain and repair airframe structures, engines, electronic and avionic systems.

The aviation industry uses advanced technology on new aircraft, which means that the use of electronic and computer equipment is an important aspect of an aircraft mechanic’s skills.

To become an apprentice in Ireland you must be hired by an employer. Apprenticeship employers are formally approved by SOLAS in advance of employing apprentices. Apprentices get a formal contract of employment as part of their apprenticeship.

Full eligibility criteria for this apprenticeship are available in the Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship brochure.

Please note: To become an aircraft mechanic apprentice you must pass the Ishihara Colour Vision Test (24 Plate Edition). For further information, contact your local Education and Training board.