Careers and Training at KLM UK Engineering

Careers and Training at KLM UK Engineering

  • Position
  • Date advertised
  • Type of Contract
Reference JO2015/Speculative Application Only
Sector / Principal Occupation Base Maintenance
Location Norwich, NR6 6ER
Roles and Responsibilities

This is a speculative advert, all applications will be held for 6 months.

KLM UK Engineering Limited 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

- 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

- Have the 'right to work' in the UK without sponsorship

Please note 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

KLM UK Engineering Ltd (KLMUKE) has been actively involved in the development of the new Norwich International Aviation Academy (NIAA) along with other founding partners which include Norwich International Airport, Aviation Skills Partnership, City College Norwich, UEA, New Anglia LEP, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and Broadland District Council.

Commencing September 2016, the NIAA will support 80 engineering apprenticeships per year, as well as degree-level and further and higher education courses in engineering, airport operations and cabin crew training.  In addition City College Norwich has introduced a 2 year Aviation Engineering course which provides students with the foundation knowledge and skills required to become an Aircraft Mechanic. 

Following the successful introduction of this course last September, KLMUKE has taken the decision not to recruit apprentices direct this year, however, will instead refer all applicants to apply for the 2 Year Aviation Engineering course with City College Norwich. 

Following successful completion of this 2 year Aviation Engineering programme, KLM UKE will recruit the best in class to undertake a further 2 years practical training within our Workshops and Hangars.

To find out more about the changes to the apprenticeship scheme, we will be holding an open day on 18th April 2015.  For full details of the open day and to register your attendance please see below. - CLICK ON MeMO AND APPRENTICE LIFE VIDEO


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:

  • Practical environment - Workshops (including Airframe, Components, Electrical and Trim Bay) or Site Maintenance
  • Office environment - Materials, Production Support, Finance, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Technical College or IT

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

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • School/college
  • Dates requested
  • Business area requested

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

Dress Code

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

Office environment - smart office attire must be worn


Access to KLM UK Engineering Ltd's restuarant 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 - 1530 hours - Practical environment

0830 - 1630 hours - Office environment




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

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








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:







02 OCT 2015 11:20 - 13:20 City of Norwich School Year 11 Careers

HR Department

15 OCT 2015 10:30 - 14:00 Sprowston High School

 Futures Event

HR Department

15 OCT 2015 17:00 - 19:00 Ormiston Venture Academy - Gorleston Careers Fair

HR Department

25 NOV 2015 14:00 - 18:00 Dereham Sixth Form College Dereham Partnership Apprenticeships Norfolk Opportunities Event - Beacon Eas

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!