Careers & Training at KLM UK Engineering

Careers & Training at KLM UK Engineering

  • Position
  • Date advertised
  • Type of Contract
Reference 4438
Sector / Principal Occupation Base Maintenance
Location Norwich International Airport
Duration 2 Years
Roles and Responsibilities

To support the growth of the Company, we are looking for unlicensed Aircraft Mechanics to work in Base Maintenance at Norwich International Airport. Experience with Boeing 737NG and Embraer 170/190 is desirable but not essential.

This role is particularly desirable for candidates looking for the security of a contract whilst retaining flexibility in the summer months.

Fixed term for a period of 24 months, the annual hours are 1,525 working Monday to Friday during the ‘Winter’ period from October to May. During ‘Summer’ there is no requirement to work from June to September! Overtime opportunities may also be available if preferred.

  • Minimum 2 years aircraft maintenance experience
  • Basic Engineering Apprenticeship and/or Armed Forces Aircraft training
  • Human Factors, Fuel tank safety training and EWIS training
  • Basic knowledge of EASA/CAA, HSE legislation
  • Basic IT knowledge/experience
Job Requirements

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV and a covering letter.

Please note: to be successful you will need to have the right to work in the UK without Visa sponsorship and will be able to provide 5 years work/education reference history.

Reference 4436
Sector / Principal Occupation Safety & Compliance
Location Norwich International Airport
Roles and Responsibilities

The purpose of this role is to provide administrative control and support for KLM UK Engineering’s Technical Data and Safety & Compliance department. Key tasks will also include:

  • Control of approved data
  • System support
  • Publication of information
  • Demonstrates confidence in own ability to successfully take on challenges and add value.
  • Approaches work systematically.
  • Monitors, manages and undertakes multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Negotiates well with both internal and external customers.
  • Communicates well with those inside and outside the organisation by using a variety of approaches.
  • Makes adjustments to original plans when circumstances change or when projects are not proceeding as desired.
  • Produces workable solutions that meet the demands of the situation
  • Identifies problems and tests several alternative solutions using knowledge, skills and experience to select the best solution.
  • Flexibility to deal with workload demands.
Job Requirements
  • Minimum GSCE, or equivalent, in Maths & English, grade C/4 and above.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office, web-based system administration and general IT and systems knowledge.
  • Previous experience in a regulatory environment an advantage.
  • Proven office administrative practices and experience within a busy administrative role.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Experience as project team member and track record for delivering on time to required standard.
  • Experience in a busy and varied technical office environment.
  • Proven administration of I.T. databases and User access administration.

For a full copy of the job description, please email

Does this sound like the perfect role for you? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Please submit your CV and a covering letter by clicking 'Apply'.

We will be reviewing applications w/c 28th June and holding interviews in the first few weeks of July.

Reference 4432
Sector / Principal Occupation Base Maintenance
Location NWI - Norwich Airport
Roles and Responsibilities

KLM UK Engineering Ltd is a leading UK based aircraft maintenance repair organisation, with its head office based at Norwich International Airport for over 40 years.


The business is currently going through an exciting period of growth and will be opening a new hangar and workshops later this year to increase our capacity to 6 lines of narrow body aircraft maintenance.


We are looking for an inspiring and driven Base Maintenance Manager to help take our business forward at this crucial stage. This role reports to the Operations Director and is responsible for the leadership of approximately 250 people, across three hangars.


As the Base Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for the on time and on budget delivery of Base Maintenance aircraft inputs. You will create an environment that promotes and supports open reporting and continuous improvement, ensuring compliance with health and safety, airworthiness standards and Company Procedures.


Skills and Experience:

  • Proven management experience in an aviation environment.
  • Minimum 3 years Base Maintenance experience.
  • Acceptable to regulatory authorities as Form 4 holder.
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen.

The position is a permanent role offering a competitive salary, plus benefits. 


If you feel this role is for you, please send your CV with a covering letter to Wayne Easlea, Operations Director via email at quoting job reference 4432.


Please note:  to be successful you will need to have the right to work in the UK without Visa sponsorship and will be able to provide 5 years work/education reference history.


Job Requirements

What KLM UK Engineering Limited Can Offer You

Our People

Our people are our greatest asset and are fundamental to the success of our business. They are amongst the most highly trained professionals in the industry and are committed to delivering excellent levels of care and service to all our customers.

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

The growth and sustainability of the Company over the last 40 years has only been achievable through the ambition and drive of our team. We want our people to aspire to be the best they can be and we want to support them every step of the way to achieve their goals.

Our People Strategy

In 2017 we put together our People Plan for the business which focuses on driving performance by connecting with our people and supporting their development with the aim of making this a great place to work.  The plan focuses on three key areas; employee engagement, development of our people and rewarding and recognising great performance.

It is our responsibility to ensure that we recruit and retain talented individuals who share our values and demonstrate the behaviours that help deliver the best levels of performance.  We are committed to providing annual reviews which allow individuals to explore their strengths and development opportunities with the aim of provided targeted development plans to help people grow and develop the skills they need to succeed.  This is a two way process which relies on a commitment from both the leadership team and the individuals to ensure that development goals are realised and achieved.

We actively seek feedback from our employees, both on an annual basis with our Employee Engagement survey and on an ongoing basis through our employee representatives and engagement ambassadors.  We understand the need for regular, honest and transparent communication and provide our teams with quarterly business updates to share our progress and our successes.


Team Members Benefits


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

Technical Team Members

¨ 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 Team Members

¨ Competitive Salary calculated using Job Evaluation

¨ Shift Premium (as appropriate)

¨ Flexible Working

¨ On call payment (as appropriate) 


All Team Members: 

¨ Minimum 20 days holiday plus bank holidays

¨ Contributory Stakeholder Scheme

¨ Occupational Health Service

¨ Life Assurance

¨ Cycle to Work scheme

¨ Active Sports & Social Club

¨ Long Service Awards

¨ On site Team Canteen

¨ On site Car Parking

¨ Local Discounts

¨ ELCAS Approved Training Provider (ELCAS No.4624)


Local Area Information

Getting to Norwich

Getting to Norwich is made easy with its excellent road links, bus routes, regular train services and Norwich  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.

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¨ Norfolk Broads—


Norwich is a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the
other. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart.

It is the only English city in a National Park, the Norfolk Broads & is located less than 20 miles away from the nearest beach. Norfolk boasts 90 miles of coastline, all
unspoilt, clean, safe & family-friendly.

As well as being the most complete medieval city in the UK, it has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, superb independent as well as High Street shopping, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife and a heritage that is a delight to explore. It was also England's first UNESCO City of Literature – this is a city of stories!

The city’s historic street layout is wonderfully haphazard, but there’s no need to get lost, just look for the obvious landmarks – the spire of the majestic Norman Cathedral, the domineering castle on its tall mound and City Hall's clock tower.

If it's sights and attractions you're after, then Norwich doesn't disappoint. The city has the largest permanent undercover market in Europe, many museums and theatres, ancient pubs, cobbled streets such as Elm Hill, Timber Hill and Tombland, ancient buildings such as St Andrew's Hall, half-timbered houses such as Dragon HallThe Guildhall and Strangers' Hall, the Art Nouveau delight of the 1899 Royal Arcade, a jumble of medieval lanes and a delightful riverside along the winding Wensum.


Open six days a week, Norwich Market is a vibrant riot of colour and commotion that's surrounded by some of the city’s great historic buildings, including the flint 15th century Guildhall. Underneath the rainbow-coloured roofs you will find stalls selling everything imaginable – at the very least we'd suggest a cone of chips, liberally doused with salt and vinegar. Go on – you're on holiday!

The city is also a shopper's paradise, with two shopping centres and four department stores, many independent stores and boutiques in the quaint Lanes and Timber Hill. Rated in the Top 10 UK shopping destinations, you'll soon realise why.

To properly appreciate the juxtaposition of contemporary and past, stand on Millennium Plain between the hangar-like, glass-fronted Forum (home to the city's library and TIC) and the 15th century St Peter Mancroft, the largest church in Norwich.

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Careers Fair Attendance

Career Fairs or Events:

City College Norwich will be representing KLM UK Engineering at the majority of the local careers events.

If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact the HR Department on 01603 254442

Work Experience

Work Experience

KLM UK Engineering Limited can offer limited work experience opportunities at our Norwich site.  Our work experience student placements take place from mid-May to mid-July and are reviewed on a case by case basis.  Places are not automatically guaranteed as your application will need to be reviewed fully and you will be contacted by the HR department to discuss this further. 

Please note that we are unable to offer work experience or placements in 2021.

If you have any queries please telephone the HR office on 01603 254513.

Thank you for your interest.