Reference Quantity: ST0019

Particulars of ordinary

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

Function Profile

An Plane Upkeep Certifying Engineer works on sustaining and certifying plane of every kind from small aeroplanes to airliners, jet fighters and helicopters, each civil and army. They need to have a complete information of plane techniques, perform permitted upkeep processes to keep up and certify the airworthiness of the plane. It includes extremely expert, advanced and specialist work, sustaining plane techniques in response to permitted knowledge and work directions, utilizing related hand instruments and tools. They need to adjust to civil and or army regulatory and organisational necessities. They need to be capable of analysis knowledge sources, guaranteeing that on completion of a job all plane documentation is precisely accomplished and licensed. They need to work each individually and as half of a bigger group, together with finishing up supervisory duties and oversight of labor accomplished. They’ll show their potential to determine and resolve issues utilizing the permitted knowledge, processes and perceive the bounds of their authority/approval. They’ll perceive how and why Normal Working Procedures are produced for sustaining plane and the significance of utilizing them.  An Plane Upkeep Licence will likely be required to hold out this position.

Typical Job titles:

Plane Upkeep, Plane Upkeep Engineer, Plane Certifying Engineer, Plane Engineer and Fastened and Rotary Wing 

Role Necessities (Information and Expertise)

There are completely different civil and or army necessities which want a variety of choices relying upon the employer context.


  1. Use of mathematical methods, algebraic expressions, formulae, calculation and physics to know the idea of flight, aerodynamics and aviation upkeep processes
  2. Perceive the construction, properties and traits of supplies used within the development, upkeep and restore of plane parts, complete buildings and sub-assemblies
  3. Perceive the basics {of electrical}, digital, digital, analogue, plane techniques and upkeep practices
  4. Learn, interpret, clarify and counsel enhancements to engineering knowledge; drawings, specs, upkeep manuals, pc generated data and plane documentation
  5. Secure choice and use of hand and mechanical instruments and tools whereas finishing up upkeep of plane
  6. Applicable bonding and meeting methods e.g. in composite meeting
  7. Complying with and guaranteeing others adjust to statutory army and/ or civil air laws, high quality and organisational necessities for aviation security and occupational well being and security whereas finishing up plane upkeep methods
  8. Human Components in aviation – creating an understanding of attitudes and behaviours to make sure aviation security
  9. Use, analyse and interpret the outcomes obtained from check tools, each mechanical and digital whereas finishing up plane upkeep actions
  10. Undertake and supervise plane practical checks and fault prognosis e.g. electrical bonding and earthing; flight management rigging and adjustment
  11. Right choice, use and coaching of floor help tools
  12. Examine, restore, take away and change plane main assemblies, parts, sub-assemblies and techniques. To incorporate the Identification and set up of mechanical fasteners, measuring and marking out and the number of the proper supplies
  13. Sealing and jointing methods: use of seals, gaskets and jointing methods
  14. Precision drilling and ending of holes in plane assemblies
  15. Identification, management, restore and prevention of injury, fatigue and corrosion

Employer Chosen Choices (minimal of three choices)

A number of choices can be found by the Apprenticeship relying on the context of the employer’s enterprise, whether or not in civi l or army aviation, rotary or mounted wing plane, line or base upkeep. All routes have core information necessities b ut sensible expertise choices are prone 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 Transient (EOB) inside the Evaluation Technique.

Employer Chosen Choices:

  1. Upkeep and rectification of plane avionic techniques
  2. Upkeep and rectification of power-plant (piston & turbine engines), propellers & rotors
  3. Helicopter techniques upkeep and practices
  4. Fastened wing techniques upkeep and practices
  5. Software of enterprise enchancment methods (private accountability necessities) for working in an airworthiness setting (Upkeep practices)
  6. Meeting, restore and alternative of pipe work for plane and engine techniques
  7. Examine, restore, take away and change plane electrical system wiring and parts
  8. Choose and use applicable electrical and avionic check tools
  9. Supervision of plane flight-line dealing with operations and/or second line upkeep actions

Function Necessities: Worker Behaviours

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

  1. Sturdy work ethic: motivated, proactive, dedicated
  2. Dependability and accountability: punctual, dependable
  3. Constructive perspective: constructive pondering, motivated to succeed, dedicated to equality and variety, environmental, social and financial sustainability, security mind-set
  4. Workforce participant: in a position to work and work together successfully inside a group
  5. Efficient communication: spoken, listening, physique language, presentation, written
  6. Adaptability: in a position to modify to vary
  7. Honesty and integrity: truthful, honest and moral
  8. Self-motivation: self-starter, in a position to make applicable choices and lead their very own skilled growth
  9. Private dedication: ready to make a private dedication to the trade
  10. Management To ship dependable and reliable ends in work outputs, high quality, work ethics and self-development, in addition to encouraging and supporting the event of others
  11. Accountability To observe the required firm procedures and controls and be chargeable for their monitoring evaluate and growth
  12. Reflective To mirror on present and previous efficiency and supply data and proposals for enhancements in planning, supply of working practices in addition to coaching and growth

Enattempt Necessities

Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her Apprenticeship. As a way to optimise success, candidates will usually possess 4 GCSEs B grade (or equal) or above on entry together with English, Maths and a Science.  Apprentices with out Stage

2 Maths and English should obtain this previous to taking the top – level evaluation.

Duration of Apprenticeship

Usually 48 months, timescales might cut back if an apprentice has prior related {qualifications}/expertise.

{Qualifications} and Improvement

After a interval of basis expertise and technical information growth inside a protected setting/or beneath shut supervision within the office or space, all apprentices will likely be required to attain the next qualification (working title – at the moment in growth)

  • Stage 2 Aerospace and Aviation (Basis Competence)

After an extra interval of expertise and technical information growth all apprentices will likely be required to attain the next {qualifications}/certification (working titles – at the moment in growth)

  • Stage 4 Aerospace and Aviation (Improvement Competence)


  • Certification in opposition to the EASA half 66 modules – B Licence

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

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

Information and vocational {qualifications} that meet nationwide and/or regulatory necessities will likely be included on the Certificates.


This apprenticeship will likely be recognised by related Skilled Engineering Establishments on the applicable stage {of professional} registration (EngTech). The apprentice will even have made a profitable utility for an EASA Half 66 class B Licence

Stage and Overview

This Apprenticeship Normal is at Stage 4 (equal to Increased Nationwide Diploma) and will likely be reviewed after three years to make sure it continues to satisfy employers’ necessities and offers the idea for development to greater {qualifications} and or jo b roles.

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