Apprentice Aircraft Engineer at Thomson Airlines

Start Date:
East of England
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£11,600 annually
Review Date:
June 2015

Review Score

10 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


My Job role is to 'fix' Airliners at Thomson Airways. I have to esnsure their safetly when flying. At a line station, we do smaller daily checks like oil levels on the engione and that the aircraft is fit for flight.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Deffinatly, I will be able to get an A licence at thje end of the apprenticeship and have a level 3 NVQ. I've been sent to a specilist company and been on many courses which have enriched my learning. I've also learnt very important hand skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


To every extent!! I couldn't ask for better people to work with or a better company to work for!! I look foward to coming to work every day and learn somehting new every day too.

4. How valued do you feel by Thomson Airlines?


I'm treated like any normal employee, which at Thomson, is very well!! Everyone looks out for you and always included, even in external activitys.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Our trainning department have put together a fantastic program which is packed with the things we get to do. As an Airline we are very structured and organised in the way we opperate.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


They can't do enough for us!! we have specilist trainning rooms with qulified instructors. If we need anything, within reason, Thomson will provide it!

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


They can't do enough for us! If we need anything. Within reason, Thomson will provide it! We are allocated mentors who sort everything out for you.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


I am very well paid but it's a hard job too. Being at an Airport, travel links are great and we get 50% off travel on trains. I have the lates phones, gaming consolesd which i have saived up for.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are diffrent clubs such as fishing and badminton. We get cheap gym memberships too!! There are loads of things to do and we get holiday discount which most people use to it's full advantage.

9. Would you recommend Thomson Airlines to a friend?


9b. Why?

It's a fantastic oppotunity not to be missed. It's with an amazing company with amazing people!! I feel proud when people ask me who I work for and what I do.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Thomson Airlines?

Don't apply if you aren't intrested in planes and engineering. You need to have a true intrest in planes or you won't enjoy it to it's full potential.

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