Careers and Training at KLM UK Engineering

Careers and Training at KLM UK Engineering

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Reference 2014/47
Sector / Principal Occupation Technical College
Location Norwich
Duration 2 years
Roles and Responsibilities

KLM UK Engineering Ltd is an established leader in narrow body and regional aircraft maintenance holding company approval on Airbus 320, BAe 146/RJ, Fokker 100 and Boeing 737 CG & NG.  Our fully approved EASA part 147 training school provides basic training to Part 66 requirements and Type courses. 

We are looking for a Graduate Trainee to work alongside the Head of Technical College (HOTC), learn and assist in the day to day management of the College operation ensuring that Company policy and all regulatory requirements is met in line with EASA Part 147 Approvals.

You will deputise, in the absence of the Head of Technical College carrying out all duties and responsibilities as required to manage the day-to-day functions of the Technical College in relation to EASA Pt 147 and 66.  You will carry out continuous review and improvement of technology, training course content, structure and delivery in response to national statutory regulations and customer needs.


This position will be based out of our Technical College working 37.5 hours a week (Monday - Friday) to successful completion of duties.  The position may require travel and working away from base.


In addition to a competitive salary, the Company also offers:

  • *Minimum 4 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • *Life Assurance
  • *Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • *Sports and Social club
  • *Cycle to work scheme
Job Requirements

The successful candidates will be qualified to degree level or equivalent and possess:

  • *An understanding and awareness of the commercial and financial aspects of budgetary control including the ability to identify opportunities to generate revenue
  • *The ability to motivate, coach and empower others
  • *Planning, organisational and prioritising skills
  • *Project Management skills including analytical skills
  • *Excellent communication with the ability to chair meetings and present to Senior Management

A keen interest and understanding of the aviation industry would be advantageous.

To apply for this vacancy, please email your CV and covering letter to

Closing date: 30th December 2014



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.


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Local Area Information

If you haven't visited Norwich before, here is some useful information about the city.


Getting to Norwich

Getting to Norwich is made easy with its excellent road links, bus routes close by, regular train services and an airport, with a second larger airport in East Anglia

allowing you to reach us from destinations all over the world. Please follow the link below for further information on all of the travel options available to you.


Exploring Norwich

So once you are here the options are endless, known as the capital of East Anglia, in Norwich there is something for everyone...right on your doorstep!

You can experience the arts, music and cultural scene, visit the historic landmarks including the cities Cathedral and Castle, peruse a variety of excellent high street and independent shops along with the lively restaurants, bars and nightlife, there is plenty for all to explore.


During Your Stay

Norwich was recently voted the 12th most cost effective place to study in the UK, as a student at KLM UK Engineering local accommodation is available at a

discount, for further information on current rates please contact the team.


Finding Us

The Technical Training College is conveniently located by  Norwich International Airport and only minutes from the cities ring road, getting to and from the college couldn't be easier.


Further Information

For any further information on Norwich and its surrounding areas please visit


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!