- Sector: MRO + Production
- Start Date: 01/09/2023
- Expiry Date: 18 February 2024
- Job Ref: J530977
Advanced Apprenticeship in Aeronautical Engineering
ABOUT PANASONIC AVIONICS
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is an industry-leading supplier for delivering award-winning in-flight products such as movies, interactive gaming, satellite connectivity, live TV and bluetooth headphone connectivity. In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems represent a substantial long-term investment. The return on that investment is realized in the airline customer’s delight and continued loyalty. As a PTS (Panasonic Technical Services) Aircraft Maintenance Technician, you will help to make this happen for our customers once you qualify from the Apprenticeship Programme.
We are reinventing the flying experience with 40 years of industry-leading innovations, and we don’t plan on stopping.
Panasonic Technical Services (PTS) personnel operating globally lead the way in advanced in-flight entertainment systems, software/media loading, and the timely replacement of components. PTS holds multiple regulatory authority approvals that allow us to work as an aircraft maintenance organisation maintaining customer aircraft. Each year PTS supports over 400,000 service events on more than 3,000 aircraft.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The 3-year apprenticeship programme will lead you to gain a CAA aircraft maintenance engineer “A” license and open a world of opportunities. This carefully tailored programme is going to provide you with the extensive experience you will need, developing highly skilled, complex and specialist knowledge in maintaining aircraft systems according to Standard Operating Procedures.
This is an exciting opportunity which we want you to absolutely enjoy as you develop your skills and knowledge throughout this programme. You will meet a lot of people just like you going through exactly the same journey with plenty of organized activities for you to mingle and make friendships. It is an opportunity that will shape your future and help your passion grow in every way.
During the first year, you will be based away from home in Kemble, at our partner training school. We will provide financial support for accommodation at the Cotswold's Water Park.
The first year of the apprenticeship will consist of study and application of on-site classroom and workshop-based learning. You will need to be focused, self-disciplined and invested in this training programme.
You will also gain work experience at Panasonic Gatwick/Heathrow Line Maintenance operation for short periods to obtain additional training/familiarisation as term times allow.
Following on from year one you will continue with work experience at one of our partner airlines or MRO for up to two years where you will be able to apply the knowledge you have gained into practice under the direct guidance of a mentor. You will be exposed to naturally occurring maintenance events within a fully operational aircraft maintenance facility. This will consist of engine, airframe, and cabin maintenance.
During this period, you will complete a personal development logbook as a record of tasks completed that will be sent to the regulator as part of your assessment on suitability to hold an “A” license.
Depending on business needs there may be an opportunity to continue training towards a “B” license.
As some of the work experience in year 2 & 3 will be carried out at our partner airline’s facility you will be expected to provide your own transport to the selected location for this element of training. Assistance will be provided with travel and accommodation expenses as and when required on a case-by-case basis.
•Year 1 - £15,000 + accommodation allowance + benefits + annual bonus
•Salary review in year 2 & 3* + travel & accommodation allowance for work placement on a case by case basis, subject to the location of the airline or MRO you are placed with** + shift allowance in excess of £6000 (when you are working in a production environment) + benefits in line with Panasonic Avionics Total reward philosophy pack + annual bonus*
•Upon successful completion of the programme you will potentially be offered the role of a Maintenance Services Technician with a potential starting salary circa £35,000 + shift and license allowances in excess of £10,000. Further scope to review your reward package and develop your career, experience, and qualifications.
*Subject to company and individual performance
** Currently we are partnering with TUI in Luton and British Airways in London Heathrow
•You must have the right to work and live in the UK
•Preference will be given to those living within a commuting distance of Heathrow Airport
•You must have been fully resident in the UK for the last 3 years
•Five GCSEs 4-9/A-C or equivalent including English, Maths and Science
•Full UK driving licence (or provisional and actively learning to drive) with access to own transport.
•Be able to demonstrate a desire and willingness to learn.
•A genuine interest in, and passion for aircraft maintenance
•Ability to act on own initiative
•Adaptability to change
•Be comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces
•Ability to follow direction and process in a respectful and compliant manner
BENEFITS AT PANASONIC AVIONICS
Private Medical Insurance (Optional)
Private health insurance gives you access to eligible health treatment when you need it. From seeing a specialist for diagnosis to having a comfortable private hospital stay.
A comprehensive pension scheme with Panasonic’s contribution towards your monthly payments.
Employee Panasonic Staff Shop
Access to exclusive discounts on a wide range of latest Panasonic products and technology.
If you are a member of a gym, Panasonic will contribute towards your annual gym membership.
Personal and Career Development
At Panasonic we continue to invest in what is most important—our people. With many progression opportunities we support development of our staff at various levels through additional coaching and training.
Opportunities to travel around the Panasonic network.
Apprenticeship Start Date: September 2024 TBC
Please submit an online application by clicking 'Apply Now'. You will initially be required to complete screening questions via an email link as the first stage in the process.
Closing date for applications: 18th February 2024