• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • My role as a TUI aircraft engineer apprentice is to learn basics about how an aircraft works and how to perform maintenance skills needed in the industry for aircraft maintenance. I attend college to learn theory and some hand practical skills which are needed to be used regularly during work being completed. I then use these skills to complete tasks within the workplace and also learn new skills at the same time.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have learnt a variety of new skills at both college and within the workplace. I have developed my skills further and have improved these skills mostly in the workplace where I can learn to complete the skills on the aircraft and components of the aircraft. These skills need to be at a high standard as these are key skills which are to be regularly used.


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • I very much enjoy the apprenticeship programme as I learn new information every day and learn new skills and develop them. These skills and information I learn will be useful for the duration of my career ahead of me. I also love to work at the workplace so I can get a feel for my career ahead of me and also put the skills learn to the jobs which require them.


  • 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • My TUI apprenticeship programme is very well organised / structured. In my first year I was 100% at college in order to learn vital information and skills required at the workplace and in my career. Then in my second year (my current year), I am then at my workplace as well as college and can use my skills within the workplace and improve on them.


  • 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • I receive a good amount of support from my employer. Any issues or concerns I have can be brought up directly to my employer and are discussed and resolved very well and quickly. Also if I am concerned or need help with any specific topic or skill I can bring this up and get extra information and/or help from this.


  • 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
  • When working towards my qualifications, I receive a good amount of support from my training provider. We receive information which is useful for what we need to know for our career. If I have concerns I can bring these up and can get extra help with these concerns to help improve my knowledge.


  • 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
  • My qualification helps me to perform within my role as I can develop key, vital skills and information needed to complete my role to the best of my ability. These skills I learn will be useful for my career ahead of me as they will be used regularly and need to be completed to a good standard.


  • 8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
  • There are many extra curricular activities which I can get involved in at my workplace. An example of an activity is that apprentices were offered to go away to the Lake District to help gain leadership and team involvement which are used within the workplace. This activity would allow us to gain skills and learn how to work well in a team with a variety of activities which a good team is needed to complete the task.


  • 9a. Would you recommend TUI UK & Ireland to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • TUI is a very good company to begin your career as an aircraft mechanic / engineer. The TUI apprenticeship gains you skills and knowledge which are required within your career and also helps you develop and improve these skills to a good standard as required. The TUI company as a whole is very inviting and has helped me improve on life skills such as communication and teamwork.

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to TUI UK & Ireland?
  • If you are to apply to a TUI UK apprenticeship, make sure you are prepared to learn and develop new skills. Ensure that you are going to be committed and hardworking. Also ensure that you are willing to get involved so you can develop new skills and improve on them by asking questions.


Level 3 Apprenticeship


Luton, UK

May 2021

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