Reference Quantity: ST0014

Particulars of ordinary

The next Normal displays employers’ necessities for the abilities, data and behaviours required to be competent within the job function.

Role Profile

Aviation Upkeep Mechanics perform Flight-Line upkeep and floor dealing with of a variety of navy plane and civil plane operated within the navy surroundings, from small aeroplanes to passenger airliners, jet fighters and helicopters, maintained by the navy or by accredited organisations on their behalf. They’re anticipated to hold out accredited scheduled upkeep processes and defect rectification inside the limits of their authority, to keep up the airworthiness of the plane. It entails specialist work, sustaining plane serviceability in accordance with accredited necessities and work directions, utilizing related hand instruments and gear. They need to adjust to civil and or navy regulatory and organisational necessities. They may reveal their means to determine defects and issues utilizing the suitable processes and perceive the bounds of their authority/approval. They may perceive why Normal Working Procedures are produced for sustaining plane and the significance of utilizing them. The Upkeep Mechanic may also help Plane Upkeep Fitter/Technicians to hold out specialist work, sustaining plane programs in accordance with accredited necessities and work directions. The Upkeep Mechanic will recognise and be capable to work safely inside the airworthiness surroundings.

Typical job titles: 

Plane Upkeep Mechanic, Plane Mechanic, Aviation Upkeep Mechanic (Army) and Avionics Mechanic 

Role Necessities (Data and Expertise)

There are totally different organisational (navy) necessities which want a spread of choices relying upon the employer context.


  1. Complying with statutory, high quality and organisational necessities for aviation security and occupational well being and security whereas finishing up plane upkeep actions
  2. Human Components in aviation – creating an understanding of attitudes and behaviours to make sure aviation security
  3. Plane Flight-Line upkeep, dealing with and operations
  4. Perceive the basics of Airframe Structural Inspection and Husbandry
  5. Determine and use Plane Publications, increase and full Service and Upkeep Documentation
  6. Secure choice and use of hand and mechanical instruments and gear whereas finishing up upkeep of plane
  7. Use of primary measuring and or check gear whereas finishing up plane upkeep actions
  8. Use of floor help gear

Employer Chosen Choices (Choose two from the choices under)

Choices can be found by the Apprenticeship relying on the context of the employer’s enterprise, whether or not in civil or navy aviation, rotary or mounted wing plane, in workshop, line or base upkeep. All routes have core data necessities however sensible expertise choices are more likely to differ however are of comparable weighting. Full particulars of the necessities together with core and choices, minimal necessities and guidelines of mixture are contained within the Employer Occupational Temporary (EOB) inside the Evaluation Technique.

 Employer Chosen Choices:

  1. Work safely with others on Plane armament programs: a strong grounding within the processes and procedures required to make sure the security of themselves and others whereas engaged on plane fitted with armament programs
  2. Undertake Plane Assisted Escape System (AAES) checks and security precautions related to cockpit entry: making certain a sound data of the security measures employed on AAES, the permissible security situations of an AAES and tips on how to test these situations, in addition to the required coaching and authorisation
  3. Act as security individual for an additional tradesperson enterprise a hazardous upkeep process: making certain the apprentice is aware of and understands the working practices and procedures required by a security individual for a hazardous process, together with the implications, laws, and tips on how to minimise conditions hazardous to plane, related gear or personnel
  4. Undertake mechanical part alternative: a strong grounding within the alternative of plane mechanical elements; know the procedures, security precautions, laws and related implications, making certain adherence to the right upkeep practices
  5. Undertake avionic part alternative a strong grounding within the alternative of plane avionic elements; know the procedures, security precautions, laws and related implications, making certain adherence to the right upkeep practices
  6. Help with Plane practical checks on non-complex programs: making certain the apprentice is aware of and understands the working practices and procedures required, and the bounds of their authority and accountability when working as a member of a crew whereas helping in practical checks following the upkeep of plane programs

Role Necessities: Worker Behaviours

Trendy upkeep organisations require their staff to have a set of behaviours that may guarantee success each of their function and within the general organisational targets. The required behaviours are:

  1. Sturdy work ethic: motivated, proactive, dedicated
  2. Dependability and accountability: punctual, dependable
  3. Constructive angle: constructive pondering, motivated to succeed, dedicated to equality and variety, environmental, social and financial sustainability
  4. Crew participant: in a position to work and work together successfully inside a crew
  5. Efficient communication: spoken, listening, physique language, presentation, written
  6. Adaptability: in a position to regulate to alter
  7. Honesty and integrity: truthful, honest and moral
  8. Self-motivation: self-starter, in a position to make acceptable selections and contribute to their very own skilled growth
  9. Private dedication: ready to make a private dedication to the trade

Enstrive Necessities

Particular person employers will set the factors. Employers who recruit candidates with out English or Maths at Degree 1 or equal should be certain that the candidate achieves this requirement and takes the check for Degree 2 English and Maths previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

Duration of Apprenticeship

Sometimes 18 months, timescales might cut back if an apprentice has prior related {qualifications}/expertise.

{Qualifications} & Growth

After a interval of basis expertise and technical data growth all apprentices can be required to realize the next technical data qualification and 4 obligatory competency qualification items can be accomplished in a protected surroundings 

  • Degree 2 Certificates in Plane Upkeep
  • Degree 2 Aviation Upkeep Mechanic (Competence)

After an additional interval of expertise and technical data growth all apprentices can be required to realize the next qualification (working title – at present in growth)

  • Degree 2 Aviation Upkeep Mechanic (Competence) – non-obligatory items accomplished in an energetic surroundings

The entire qualification necessities specified within the basis part and growth part are obligatory outcomes for the completion and ultimate certification of the Apprenticeship Normal. Every qualification has a core and choices strategy and employers will choose essentially the most relevant pathway and unit choices to fulfill their enterprise necessities. Additional element may be discovered within the Employer Occupational Temporary which is an annex to the Evaluation Plan.

There can be an evaluation on the finish of the event part the place the apprentice might want to reveal full competence in opposition to the qualification outcomes for data, expertise and behaviours, set out within the Normal and Employer Occupational Temporary. On profitable completion of the employer endorsement part (log off) apprentices can be then be put ahead to be awarded their Apprenticeship completion certificates.


The place the Apprenticeship is undertaken in a navy context, completion can be recognised by the Coaching Necessities

Authority (TRA) on the acceptable degree {of professional} competence.

Degree and Overview

This Apprenticeship Normal is at Degree 2 (equal to GCSEs at A*-C) and can be reviewed after three years to make sure it continues to fulfill employers’ necessities and supplies the idea for development to greater {qualifications} and or job roles.

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