Do you ever feel unsure about what you want to do in life? We all do at times.
Do you have experience in other hands-on areas and are considering a career change?
It could be the post-festive season January blues still haunting us, or it could be that a career change is on the cards.
Whether you’re stuck in a job that doesn’t fulfil you, or you’re not sure what you’re destined to do and found yourself studying something you don’t actually enjoy, don’t panic!
There are so many options out there. If sitting at desks isn’t really your thing, then you need to be looking at something that excites you and is more hands-on, and a career in aviation maintenance might just be for you.
MCAST is now offering courses in aircraft maintenance, starting in February 2019
Through a mix of theory and practice, students will have the opportunity to work on-site at aircraft maintenance companies, while learning all there is to know about aircraft structures and systems.
The best part of it all is that you don’t need any previous experience.
Why you should consider a career in aircraft maintenance
Aircraft maintenance is the perfect mix of using your brains and implementing that knowledge in practice. If problem solving and getting your hands dirty is your thing, then this career definitely applies to you.
It’s an international profession that will allow you to take your skills abroad if you ever feel like a break from the ol’ rock. Plus, you can meet some great people from all around the world.
But ultimately, the greatest satisfaction you will get is knowing that through your work, millions of people are able to travel on a daily basis, and you are making sure they are travelling in the safest way.
What can I get out of these courses?
There are five courses to choose from but you can choose which works best for you. Four of them work with apprenticeships, meaning you’ll be able to work while studying. By the end of it you’ll be the person entrusted with specific checks, maintenance or repairs on aircrafts. Without you, there’s no chance the plane will takeoff.
And btw, there’s a huge demand for people in the aircraft industry. This means you’re practically guaranteed a job once you’re done and you can easily climb the aircraft maintenance ladder as soon as you spring out of school.
Here are the courses up on offer.
1. MCAST Diploma in Aircraft Structures and Repairs
This course in structures and repairs is the Bob the Builder version of aviation mechanics. You’ll learn all the skills you need to conduct repairs, while getting lots of hands-on practical experience.
2. MCAST Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance
In this course in aircraft maintenance, you’ll learn all you need to know when it comes to aircraft structures and systems, materials and maintenance practices, as well as the fundamentals of electrical and digital techniques.
3. EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Category ‘A’ Licence Course
The course eventually leads to an EASA Part-66 Category A licence, which basically means you’ll be able to take responsibility and issue certificates of release to service following minor scheduled line maintenance and simple defect rectification (typically between flights).
This course is a 16-months apprenticeship that you can take after you’ve completed a diploma in aircraft structures and repairs or a diploma in aircraft maintenance.
4. MCAST Aircraft Maintenance Technician Course (CAT B1.1)
This aircraft maintenance technician course involves a two year apprenticeship. By the end of it you could be working as a licensed line or base maintenance technician and be responsible for complex maintenance on aircraft structure, engines, mechanical and electrical systems as well as simple tests on avionic systems.
To sign up for this course, you’ll need to complete a diploma in aircraft structures and repairs or a diploma in aircraft maintenance or have four Ordinary levels that include Maths and Physics.
5. MCAST Aircraft Maintenance Technician Course (CAT B2)
A fifth course (CAT B2) is actually the avionics (all electronic stuff on aircraft) version of the Aircraft Maintenance Technician Course, which also includes work-related training and practice while focusing on avionic and electrical systems.
For those who are ready to embark on a life-time adventure, this can be the big break you’ve been looking for
The courses are literally open to everyone, and you can even take a one-year Foundation Course if you do not have the right O Levels. They are recognised throughout the EU, and given how much we Europeans all love to travel, you’ll be able to use your skills to work wherever you want!
Applications are now open, and the courses start in February 2019, so hurry up and kickstart your career in aviation today!