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 army plane and civil plane operated within the army setting, from small aeroplanes to passenger airliners, jet fighters and helicopters, maintained by the army or by accredited organisations on their behalf. They’re anticipated to hold out accredited scheduled upkeep processes and defect rectification throughout the limits of their authority, to take care of the airworthiness of the plane. It includes specialist work, sustaining plane serviceability based on accredited necessities and work directions, utilizing related hand instruments and tools. They have to adjust to civil and or army regulatory and organisational necessities. They may reveal their potential to determine defects and issues utilizing the suitable processes and perceive the boundaries 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 will even help Plane Upkeep Fitter/Technicians to hold out specialist work, sustaining plane methods based on accredited necessities and work directions. The Upkeep Mechanic will recognise and be capable of work safely throughout the airworthiness setting.

Typical job titles: 

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

Role necessities (data and expertise)

There are completely different organisational (army) necessities which want a variety 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, elevate and full Service and Upkeep Documentation
  6. Secure choice and use of hand and mechanical instruments and tools whereas finishing up upkeep of plane
  7. Use of fundamental measuring and or check tools whereas finishing up plane upkeep actions
  8. Use of floor help tools

Role necessities: Worker behaviours

Fashionable upkeep organisations require their workers 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. Robust work ethic: motivated, proactive, dedicated
  2. Dependability and duty: punctual, dependable
  3. Constructive perspective: constructive considering, motivated to succeed, dedicated to equality and variety, environmental, social and financial sustainability
  4. Workforce participant: capable of work and work together successfully inside a crew
  5. Efficient communication: spoken, listening, physique language, presentation, written
  6. Adaptability: capable of alter to alter
  7. Honesty and integrity: truthful, honest and moral
  8. Self-motivation: self-starter, capable of make applicable selections and contribute to their very own skilled improvement
  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 Stage 1 or equal should make sure that the candidate achieves this requirement and takes the check for Stage 2 English and Maths previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

Duration of apprenticeship

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

{Qualifications} and Improvement

After a interval of basis expertise and technical data improvement all apprentices will probably be required to attain the next technical data qualification and 4 obligatory competency qualification items will probably be accomplished in a protected setting 

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

After an additional interval of expertise and technical data improvement all apprentices will probably be required to attain the next qualification (working title – at the moment in improvement)

  • Stage 2 Aviation Upkeep Mechanic (Competence) – optionally available items accomplished in an lively setting

The entire qualification necessities specified within the basis part and improvement part are obligatory outcomes for the completion and remaining 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 Transient which is an annex to the Evaluation Plan.

There will probably 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 Transient. On profitable completion of the employer endorsement part (log off) apprentices will probably be then be put ahead to be awarded their Apprenticeship completion certificates.


The place the Apprenticeship is undertaken in a army context, completion will probably be recognised by the Coaching Necessities

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

Stage and assessment

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

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