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Aeronautical Engineers in the Air Corps - Recruiting now.

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:23 pm
by Nanolight
According to the website, the Air Corps is taking on engineers. Pretty much any recognised Eng degree is acceptable.

I am going to apply. Does anyone here have any more info on this, apart from the obvious stuff on the Air Corps website? What the job would be like, how hard it would be to get it (I have 7 years regular Reserve Defense Forces under my belt as well as 30+ hrs flying), how you are trained etc...

I tried ringing the DF hotline but theres nobody home :)

Thanking you in advance!

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:08 pm
by Dutch Roll
i was going to apply but im happy where i am.i saw the add briefly last week,i saw that advertised a few years ago and it gave more of a description of the role such as maintaining equipment such as VOR etc so i expect its the same position,also says your degree must be in line with some recognition in Engineers ireland membership which all irish degrees should be,level 7 and 8,are you a member??

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:53 pm
by Nanolight
Hey Dutch,

Yes I am a member of the IEI. A degree is level 8 on the national framework, I think. Incidentally, where did you see it advertised? I just saw it on their site.

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:15 pm
by Dutch Roll
level 7 and 8 now!! theres BEng level 7 and BEng(hons) level 8.but either might do because both are acredited by engineers ireland institute or whatever,it must of been the sunday indo last week.what kind of member are you if you dont mind me asking?just want to know the steps

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:26 pm
by Nanolight
As far as I know (and I'm not certain) the levels go

1 Fetac
2 Fetac
3 Junior Cert/ Fetac
4 Leaving Cert / Fetac
5 PLC / Fetac
6 Cert / Fetac
7 Diploma (now renamed 'ordinary level degree')
8 Degree
9 Masters
10 Phd

I have a BE not B.Eng but it's the same diff. i joined in college as a student member, now I'm Nanolight BE MIEI :P

But back to my original question. What would you be doing all day in this job???

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:51 pm
by Dutch Roll
ya u should be ok ta apply so!! ya ive the same craic AMIEI

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:09 pm
by Nanolight
Rang them today.

Spoke to a friendly, helpful individual in the competitions section. He reckoned the competition would be tough because "a lot of the NCOs have engineer qualifications and many of them will probably go for it".

Is this the case? If so, I haven't a hope. :(

My interpretation of this is that the competition is pretty much an internal promotion and was just being advertised because they are required to do so. This is slightly disconcerting.

Ah well. Soldier on and all that jazz (pardon pun). I applied today. Fingers crossed. That job would be class!