Careers and Training at KLM UK Engineering

Careers and Training at KLM UK Engineering

  • Position
  • Date advertised
  • Type of Contract
Reference 2015/06
Sector / Principal Occupation Production Support
Location NWI
Duration Perm
Roles and Responsibilities

We are looking for Technical Planning Engineers to ensure all work packs created are in accordance with appropriate legislation and that optimal planning and input to pre-engineering within available maintenance capacity, in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders is achieved.


The position will strive to improve individual and Departmental performance through recommendation of improved working practises.  A key role will be in developing relationships with Project Managers and aircraft engineers to achieve end goal.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will:

  • be degree educated or equivalent with aircraft maintenance planning experience,
  • have a good understanding of Aircraft operating legislation and EASA Part 145 regulations
  • have an analytical mind and have an aptitude for accuracy and identifying errors
  • be commercially focused, identifying cost savings and profit maximising opportunities,
  • be IT literate.  Experience of MXI software or similar product would be advantageous
  • have strong communication skills both with internal and external stakeholders
  • be able to build strong internal and external customer relationships whilst maintaining a balance between customer and Company needs
  • be able to demonstrate significant prioritising skills and be adaptable to change
  • Experience with Lean methodology and Continuous Improvement techniques
  • Demonstrate the Leadership skills to effectively lead and manage multi disciplined teams
  • Demonstrate competence and understanding of risk management and maintenance planning techniques

If you match the above criteria we would be interested in hearing from you. Please quote the job reference and apply either on line, by emailing your CV to or by post to HR Department, KLM UK Engineering Limited, Liberator Road, Norwich International Airport, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 6ER. Please ensure you confirm your current notice period and salary expectations within your application.

Please note to be successful you will have the 'right to work' in the UK without sponsorship and will be able to provide 5 years employment history references.

Reference JO14/18
Sector / Principal Occupation Base Maintenance
Location Norwich, NR6 6ER
Duration Permanent
Roles and Responsibilities

KLM UK Engineering Ltd is an established leader in narrow body and regional aircraft maintenance company with approval on Airbus 320, BAe 146/RJ, Fokker 70/100 and Boeing 737 CG & NG. We would like to hear from Base Maintenance Aircraft Mechanics interested in supporting our Customers at Norwich International Airport.

 As a Base Maintenance Aircraft Mechanic your main duties are to:

  • * Perform aircraft maintenance tasks as directed by a certifying licensed technician / shift supervisor and also ensure all work requiring a Certificate of Release to Service (CRS) is completed.
  • * Responsible for conducting a thorough verbal handover of any partially completed tasks, either being taken on or passed on. Ensuring all documentation is completed as far as possible. Partially completed tasks should only be accomplished in logical stages.
  • * Comply with known and notified health and safety requirements, also ensuring that all facilities, tools and equipment are satisfactory for the tasks to be completed and that any defects are notified to the Certifying Technician, Shift Supervisor or Project Manager.
  • * Accept other duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be requested by the Shift Supervisor, Project Manager as well as carry out all scheduled tasks assigned by Supervisor in accordance with maintenance documentation.
  • * Report to the Shift Supervisor, Project Manager any defects or conditions considered to represent a safety risk; adhere to all pertinent safety precautions and procedures as published in manufacturers, Company and other relevant publications.

In addition to a competitive basic salary, the following payments are also applicable:

  • * Shift premium
  • * Overtime

The Company also offers:

  • * Minimum 4 weeks leave per annum plus bank holidays
  • * Generous Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • * Type training opportunities based at our own 147 approved Training College
  • * Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • * Provision of full PPE


Job Requirements

You will:

  • * Have completed a proven apprenticeship in aeronautical engineering or be time served
  • * Have good communication skills
  • * Have good administration skills
  • * Be able to work to your own initiative
  • * Have a flexible approach
  • * Be willing to work 4 on 4 off shift pattern

Please note that this role is currently on hold, and all CV's will be treated as a Speculative Application.

If you match the above criteria we would be interested in hearing from you. Please quote the job reference and apply either on line, by emailing your CV to or by post to HR Department, KLM UK Engineering Limited, Liberator Road, Norwich International Airport, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 6ER. Please ensure you confirm your current notice period and salary expectations within your application.

Please note to be successful you will have the 'right to work' in the UK without sponsorship and will be able to provide 5 years employment history references.

Aircraft Apprenticeship Scheme

Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship Scheme aimed at 16+ years.  A sponsored four year course, based in Norwich, which will equip individuals with the academic and practical skills required to become a skilled Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic.


Minimum 16 years of age with an aptitude and passion for Engineering

Minimum of 3 GCSE, grade C or above in Maths, English and a Science

Ability to pass our pre-selection examination

Good communication skills both written and verbal

Good IT skills


At the end of the 4 year training programme, successful students will be qualified to:-

Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering

C&G 2675 in Aeronautical Engineering

EASA Part 66 Category A licence


The course structure includes practical training together with periods of on-the-job training spent in our Workshops to perfect hand-skills, our Support Departments to gain a full understanding of how the business works and within the hangar environment working on aircraft undergoing maintenance within the facility.

At the end of the 4 years, the top 2 highest achievers will be guaranteed employment. All other apprentices will be interviewed and recruited subject to performance, results and suitable vacancies.

Please download our application form, complete and return the application form to the HR Department, KLM UK Engineering Limited, Liberator Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 6ER or telephone us on +44 (0)1603 254513 to request a form to be sent.


What KLM UK Engineering Can Offer You

KLM UK Engineering Limited is a leading regional aircraft and narrow body MRO (Maintenance, Repair Organisation), wholly owned by AFI KLM E&M Network. Services include base maintenance, line maintenance, component sales, technical training and decommissioning of Boeing 737’s, Airbus A320's, Fokker 70/100 and BAe146/Avro RJ’s

Our vision is to be the best aircraft maintenance company providing superior solutions to our customers and our customers will receive excellent products & services through continuous investment in lean principles.

We achieve this by ensuring we attract, recruit and retain people who support and can demonstrate KLM UK Engineering’s Core Values and Behaviours.

Core Values & Behaviours


  Responsible                   Adaptive                        Leadership                       Efficient      

  Professional                  Excellence                    Communication                 Innovative   


Our People

The growth and sustainability of the Company over the last 40 years has only been achievable through the ambition and drive of our employees and the Company, with 93% feeling they make a valuable contribution to the success of KLM UK Engineering Limited. 

In return, we want our people to aspire to be the best they can be and we want to support them every step of the way in their goal to achieve.


Staff Development

Our Staff Development programme is a strategic and integrated process to assist the Company to achieve its vision.  The process starts from the first day of employment and is a continuous element of every employee’s working life cycle until the day they leave.

It is the Company’s responsibility to ensure we select, appoint and induct new employees who are able to meet our standards.  It is then our responsibility to ensure they have relevant support and training to perform their job role.  Each employee’s performance is assessed and any training or development opportunities identified, highlighted and realised.

It is your responsibility to achieve and maintain the Company standard and values.  It is also your responsibility to co-operate with the Company in identifying any training or development opportunities and once agreed, make the commitment and act upon them.

It is a joint responsibility to ensure a two way process at each stage. 

Individual’s performance and ability will be assessed based on their skills, conduct, behaviour, knowledge, accountability and the Company values.



Work Experience

Work Experience

KLM UK Engineering Limited is pleased to work with a number of local schools in offering work experience to students over the age of 15 years old.

 Work experience is offered for one week per student and all students are supervised whilst on site.  The following areas of the business are open for work experience:-

 Q      Practical Environment – Workshops (which includes our Airframe, Components, Electrical, and Trim bay) or Site Maintenance.

 Q      Admin/Office based environment (Logistics, Production Support, Finance, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing,TechnicalCollegeand IT).

 To apply for work experience, please email detailing the following information:-


  • Full name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • School/College
  • Dates required
  • Type of experience required

 Upon receipt, the HR Department will liaise with the relevant Department Manager and respond within 7 days.

 Dress Code

Practical based placement - you will be required to provide your own safety boots/shoes KLM UK Engineering will provide overalls.

 Office based placement – smart office attire must be worn.


Access to KLM UK Engineering’s restaurant facilities is available where students can purchase a hot or cold meal on a daily basis.  Alternatively, students may choose to bring their own packed lunch.


0730 to 1530 hours – practical areas

0800 to 1600 hours – Admin/office based areas

Local Area Information

About Norwich

Getting to Norwich

Getting to Norwich is made easy with its excellent road links, bus routes, regular train services and Norwich International Airport close by, just 2 hours from London you are only one and a half hours from Stansted airport and with 3 flights daily to Amsterdam, you can connect to the rest of the world with ease.

Please follow the link for further information on all of the travel options available to you—

Exploring Norwich

Norwich is one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. It is ranked in the Top 10 shopping cities in the UK and as well as being a hotbed for the arts, culture, music, nightlife, and tourism. Full of stunning historical architecture, Norwich has Norman Cathedral and a 12th Century Castle, as well as an open-air market, quirky independent shops, restaurants, cinemas, galleries, theatres, cafés, bars, pubs, clubs and is also close to the Norfolk coast & The Norfolk Broads.

The city's medieval centre of cobbled streets remains largely intact, but there is still space for modern buildings such as the Forum, a stunning piece of contemporary architecture. Its glass front overlooks the colourful six-day market and reflects the city in all its diversity.

Norwich has always been a great place for a night out with stylish café bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, nightclubs, concerts, exhibitions and festivals. Whether you're into alternative comedy, classical music, top West End musicals or independent films and music, Norwich, with its plethora of arts venues and year long programme of entertainment, will always have something for you. It is also reassuring to know, that Norwich is in the county with the lowest crime rate in the whole of England.

Further Information

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Staff Benefits


As part of the KLM UK Engineering Limited team you will enjoy:

Technical Staff: 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Shift Premium (as appropriate)
  • Type Approval Pay (as appropriate)
  • Overtime
  • Provision of Full PPE
  • Type Training based at our Part 147 Training College

Support Staff: 

  • Competitive Salary calculated using Job Evaluation
  • Shift Premium (as appropriate)
  • Flexible Working
  • On call payment (as appropriate)


All Staff: 

    • Minimum 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
    • Option to buy/sell additional holiday
    • Contributory Stakeholder Scheme
    • Occupational Health Service
    • Life Assurance
    • Childcare Vouchers
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Sports & Social Club
    • Long Service Awards
    • On site Staff Canteen
    • On site car parking
    • Local Discounts

Careers Fair Attendance



Please find details below about KLM UK Engineering’s attendance at Careers Fairs:








12.30 to 1630


BITC Apprenticeship Event



1800 to 2000 hours

SprowstonHigh School




1600 to 2100 hours

AylshamHigh School

Apprentice Information Evening

HR Department


All Day?

NorthWalshamHigh School

Careers Fair

HR Department


If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact the HR Department on 01603 254513

EASA Part 66 B1 Licensed Engineers' Course

The EASA Part 66 UK Foundation Degree in Aircraft Licensed Engineering is in its 10th year and is run in conjunction with Kingston University London. The degree is aimed at 18+ years, is a two year course that is undertaken at KLMUKE Technical College based in Norwich. The course aims to equip graduates for the job market by combining academic learning with practical skills.

On successful completion of the 2 years, students will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Aircraft Engineering and after successful completion of a further minimum 2 years maintenance experience, a full B1 licence.

Application is via UCAS. For more information including entry requirements, please visit Kingston University’s website at

On successful completion of this course, KLM UK Engineering looks to recruit selected individuals to work within their aircraft maintenance hangars based at Norwich Airport. Graduates starting salary package in excess of £18K with ability to progress and develop!