Military to civilian MRO programme - 8 weeks paid training

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Aircraft Fitter

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  • Salary:

    £8.00 - £15.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Gemma Dunthorne

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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  • Start date:

    August 2018

  • Client:


Morson Military to civilian MRO programme - Start date August 2018 - 8 weeks paid training, minimum 8 month contract work in the civilian aviation industry

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Our 8 week training training programme prepares you with the skills and knowledge you need to successfully transfer your fast jet or rotary craft experience into a live civilian heavy maintenance environment. The training programme is followed by an eight month placement with one of a number of the UK's leading Airlines/Maintenance Organisations. It gets you that first critical civilian experience that will help you secure a career in the civilian MRO sector. Most MROs recruit their permanent staff from the contract labour pool, so it is a great way to get noticed.

Getting your first job in civilian aircraft maintenance can be a tough ask for ex-forces aircraft engineers. Civilian MROs (Maintenance and Repair Organisation) are often just too busy to risk trying candidates with no experience on civilian aircraft types. Although the skills do transfer well, it takes time to learn the new environment, the terminology, documentation and the aircraft. All time that MROs just don't have, hence, when recruiting commercial experience is essential on your CV.

At Morson we work across the military and civil sectors and understand this civilian experience issue well. In this respect, we have put together a military to civilian starter programme. The programme prepares you for and places you in the civilian MRO sector as a contractor and the training programme format is as follows:

The training course content includes

  • 1 week online preparation training
  • 2 weeks classroom based training which includes computer systems and an aircraft general familiarisation course
  • 5 weeks on the job training in a UK MOR
  • 6 month placement in a busy MRO as a contractor over the winter period

The ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Experienced aircraft engineers, mechanical or electrical, fixed wing or rotary
  • Passionate about aircraft maintenance
  • Highly motivated and want to be in the civilian MRO sector
  • Driven to succeed
  • Work well in a team
  • Already training towards an EASA Part 66 license (desirable)