Apprenticeships with easyJet
There are a number of easyJet Apprenticeships available in Aeronautical Engineering, specifically as an Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Fitter Fixed Wing. easyJet Apprenticeships are a 2 year programme with residential training at LRTT Ltd based at Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire. Upon successful completion of the programme, candidates can expect to join one of the easyJet Engineering Teams at either Luton or Gatwick airport.
easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. The company carries over 78 million passengers annually, of which more than 12 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 279 aircraft on more than 880 routes to over 140 airports across 31 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
Amy Johnson Initiative
easyJet, the UK’s leading airline, set itself the target of filling half the places in its 2017 Aeronautical Engineering Apprenticeship intake with women.
Just like the pilot profession, the aviation engineering sector is dominated by men. Only 9% of the total UK engineering workforce is female. Just 5% of those working in easyJet’s engineering department are female. However, the airline intends to increase this figure as it recruits into the department.
Amy Johnson, as well as being an inspiration for female pilots like many aviation pioneers, was also an engineer. She became the first British woman to obtain a ground engineers “C” license and was President of the Woman’s Engineering Society.
easyJet employs 230 engineers who maintain the airline’s fleet of over 270 Airbus aircraft. In 2017, the company had 14 apprenticeship places in 2017 and wanted 50% of those to be filled by women.
easyJet’s print advertising for the scheme features visual images of a female engineer. The company hopes this will inspire other woman to apply for the scheme and ultimately encourage more women to pursue careers in what is a traditionally male dominated profession.
The easyJet Apprenticeships scheme consists of a combination of classroom and practical training. The first 10 months of the apprenticeship scheme will provide accredited training both in the classroom and practical training at LRTT at the Cotswold Airport. After this initial training, there is another sixteen months of on the job training to complete. This will take place for easyJet in both Luton and Gatwick.
In addition to the easyJet Apprenticeship roles summarised here, the company also offers a range of Graduate Jobs:
Roles Available with easyJet
There are a number of easyJet Apprenticeships available in the following roles:
- Aeronautical Engineering, specifically as an Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Fitter Fixed Wing.
Education Requirements for easyJet
The Education Requirements for the easyJet Apprenticeships programme is as follows:
- 5 GCSEs (A-C) including English, Maths and a Science subject, as well as
- A range of A ‘Levels or equivalent qualifications
In addition, candidates must demonstrate a passion for engineering, while any experience with mechanical or electrical equipment would be advantageous.
Candidates will also have to undergo a CRB check.
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at easyJet?
The easyJet Apprenticeships programme closes for applications in the middle of September, for roles starting in November.