Careers & Training at KLM UK Engineering Limited

Careers & Training at KLM UK Engineering Limited

  • Position
  • Date advertised
  • Type of Contract
Reference 33/2017
Sector / Principal Occupation Base Maintenance
Location Norwich International Airport
Roles and Responsibilities

With vacancies in both A&C and Avionic engineering, we would love to hear from Aircraft Mechanics who are interested in supporting our Base Maintenance customers at Norwich International Airport.

As an Aircraft Mechanic your main duties would be to: 

- Perform aircraft maintenance tasks as directed by a certifying licensed technician / 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.
- 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, Supervisor or Project Manager.


The Company offers:

- Permanent contracts, working 38.5 hours per week plus overtime opportunities

- 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

- Approved Mechanic Scheme offering training, development and career progression opportunities

Job Requirements

- Basic Engineering Apprenticeship and/or Armed Forces Aircraft training and/or restricted B1 or B2 licensed Engineer (with no certifications/minimal experience) and/or Approved Mechanics Course and/or C&G 2675 (pass only) or equivalent
- Good communication skills at all levels (written and verbal)
- Ability to work under own initiative and to deadlines
- Must be PC literate
- Have a flexible approach to working
- Have the right to live/work in the UK without sponsorship

If you match the above criteria, we would be really interested in hearing from you.  Please email your CV and a covering note to our HR team by clicking on 'Apply'.

Aircraft Apprenticeship Scheme

KLM UK Engineering Limited (KLMUKE) has been actively involved in the development of the new International Aviation Academy - Norwich (IAAN) 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 IAAN 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 new apprenticeship scheme, please visit City College Norwich's website - CLICK ON MeMO AND APPRENTICE LIFE VIDEO


What KLM UK Engineering Limited 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, Embraer E170/190, 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 currently not offering any work experience at its facility. 

Thank you for your interest. 


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.

Please follow the link for further information on Norwich/Norfolk:

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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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Colleague 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 Limited’s attendance at Careers Fairs:







06-07 MAR

Norfolk Show Ground Norfolk Careers & Skills Yes with CCN

16 MAY 

RAF Marham RAF Marham Careers Event Yes KLMUKE Team

19 MAY

10:00 - 14:00 Norfolk House CCN HE Open Day  Yes with CCN

27-28 JUN

Norfolk Show Ground Royal Norfolk Show Yes with CCN

OCT 2018

10:00 - 16:00 The Forum Norwich Science Festival General Public - Please register
OCT 2018 10:00 - 16:00 IAAN at Norwich Airport (KLMUKE) Open Day as part of Norwich Science Festival

General Public - Please register


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