CAERDAV LAUNCHES 2021 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

Independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company, Caerdav, has launched a new apprenticeship scheme, designed to offer candidates an exciting opportunity to embark on a specialist career as an aircraft maintenance technician.

Partnering with Coleg y Cymoedd – which has four campuses in South Wales – the Level 3 Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Programme is a three-year course that encompasses both classroom study and hands-on work at Caerdav’s modern MRO facility at St. Athan.

Joachim Jones, Group CEO at Caerdav, says: “Investing in the future has never been so important; we are excited to offer the next generation of aircraft technicians an entry point into our challenging and rewarding industry.

“Coleg y Cymoedd has a proven track record in delivering the Level 3 apprenticeship programme with other global aviation organisations, and we look forward to working closely with them to develop a world class apprenticeship initiative of our own.”

Applications for the course will begin in January 2021, with Caerdav initially looking to recruit 10 aviation engineering enthusiasts to begin the course in September. The first year of the three-year course will be based entirely in the classroom, year two will involve shift work at Caerdav and one day at the college, with the final year working full-time at St. Athan.

David Howells, Head of Computing and Engineering at Coleg y Cymoedd, says: “The college is excited to partner with Caerdav on this amazing opportunity to develop young talent in the aviation sector. It is great to see such a commitment to the next generation of aircraft technicians.  We look forward to welcoming our new intake next September.”

Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to learn their new trade alongside Caerdav’s skilled and experienced workforce, earning a competitive salary as they begin their career in aircraft maintenance.

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