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Shannon based Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) is on the hunt for 15 apprentices to join its industry-leading training programme for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
AAG is one of Europe’s leading independent aviation organisations and it has an unmatched reputation in training aviation mechanics. Since 2015, more than 80 apprentices have participated in AAG’s four-year Aircraft Maintenance Engineering programme.

A staff of 317 and 24 trainees are based at AAG’s Clare headquarters which represents an increase in staff numbers of almost 100 over the past five years. The company was founded in 1962.

It offers services in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Aircraft Modifications, Continuous Airworthiness Management and Aviation Training and customers include DHL and Ryanair plus major aircraft lessors like GECAS, Aer Cap, Bank of America, SMBC, BBAM, Seraph, Aergo and Avolon.

Pictured at the Shannon base of Atlantic Aviation Group are apprentices Linda Keane, Niamh Burke and Alana O’Brien.

CEO of AAG, Shane O’Neill believed their intent to recruit apprentices was a positive sign. “While the industry has faced some challenges due to the pandemic, AAG continues to recruit and train for aviation’s inevitable return and we look forward to welcoming our future 15 candidates. Our continued commitment to our apprenticeship demonstrates our confidence in the future of our industry and in the future careers of the talent that will join our programme”.

Lahinch’s Linda Keane is among the current apprentices working at AAG. “From a young age, I have had an interest in cars and bikes and always helped my father in his garage growing up. When I looked into doing this apprenticeship with AAG, I thought it was a fantastic course with great career prospects,” she outlined.

Applications for the programme are now open and close on Friday, 7 May 2021. Candidates can apply via the website: https://www.atlanticaviation.ie/aircraft-maintenance-apprenticeship

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