AAG opens apprenticeship programme

AAG opens apprenticeship programme

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Shannon based Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) has confirmed it’s accepting submissions for their 2018 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship programme.

The 4-year paid apprenticeship includes practical on-the-job training at the company hangar as well as off-site theory-based learning in Shannon and at Dublin Institute of Technology.

Speaking about the company history of training apprentices, Atlantic Aviation Group CEO Shane O’Neill said: “We are delighted to continue our proud legacy of training world class Aircraft Maintenance Engineers through our prestigious apprenticeship. In the last 5 years alone, we have produced two Worldskills champions and five national skills champions for Aircraft Maintenance. We look forward to welcoming the next generation as the programme opens again for 2018.”

HR manager Ciara Leahy said: “Our 4 year programme trains apprentices to the very highest of standards. As a large number of our on-the-job trainers have come through our apprentice programme previously, they fully appreciate and understand what training each apprentice needs to succeed. “

More information about the programme and the on-line application is available on the company website www.atlanticaviation.ie in the apprentice section.

Places on the programme are limited and demand is high, it is recommended that anyone interested should apply as soon as possible.

Closing date for receiving applications for the apprenticeship programme is Tuesday May 8th.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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