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Costs for Certified aircraft mechanic?

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:36 pm
by AndreasBMX
Costs for Certified aircraft mechanic?
I am thinking of to become a Certified aircraft mechanic, how much doe is cost for an aircraft mechanical 's course in Dublin Area? like, is DIT good? or it there any other better aircraft mechanical school in Dublin?

Re: Costs for Certified aircraft mechanic?

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:29 pm
by gavair
There are different ways of doing this, contact fas, they run a scheme in Shannon, Not sure how DIT do it, beware, it's not a fast way of getting a good job and the money is down to location and time! 40 years old and still going to school for diff types! Hope you like the books!!!!!

Re: Costs for Certified aircraft mechanic?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:37 am
by Earhart
Carlow IT offer apprenticeship courses through Fas. (yes, I am aware that Carlow isn't in Dublin)
See "Electronic, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering" on http://www.itcarlow.ie" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Shannon Aerospace (again, I am aware of the proximity of Shannon to Dublin) offer traineeships, again through Fas I think. See http://www.shannonaerospace.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There may be opportunities through Aer Lingus or Dublin Aerospace in the future, but I haven't seen anything advertised.

Best of luck,

Earhart

Re: Costs for Certified aircraft mechanic?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:15 pm
by Bob
Ryanair, Cityjet and and Air Atlanta Aero Engineering in Shannon are the best bet for an apprenticeship on the big jets, it might also be worth looking around some of the smaller general aviation maintenance facilities as well as a number of helicopter facilities around the country.
Shannon Aerospace have traineeships but I'm not sure if they've been hiring the last while. The difference between the traineeships and the apprenticeship is the traineeship is only 2 and a half years as opposed the 4 years associated with the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship is probably a better qualification but in fairness to the guys that come out of Aerospace they are well trained. Aerospace also pay pathetically bad as far as I know.

Don't do any course anywhere unless you have a job associated with. In other words do an apprenticeship or traineeship, the experience is a vital part of attaining your license and getting employment. That's been the stumbling block of the likes of Carlow.

If you really want something around Dublin I'd recommend trying for an apprenticeship with Cityjet or Ryanair just keep an eye in the papers and the career sections of their websites although it could be a while as I think they took on apprentices recently enough. Cityjet were advertising during the summer as far as I know. I'm not sure what the story is with Dublin Aerospace with regard to taking on new apprentices I believe they took on quite a few of the SRT apprentices that were partly through their training.