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Trainee Military Aircraft Systems Technician

The Defence ForcesNationwide

CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE AWARDING OF A PLACE TO BECOME AN AIR CORPS TRAINEE MILITARY AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN IN THE AIR CORPS 1. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS To qualify, a candidate shall at the time of application be: (i) a citizen of the State, or be any other person who has a lawful entitlement to reside and work within the State for the period of time that is required for the purpose of any such appointment and (ii) be of good character and satisfy any security clearance required and (iii) meet the required minimum standards of medical and physical fitness. 2. AGE REQUIREMENT Candidates must be 18 years of age or above and under 39 years of age on 12th June 2024. Please note that the upper age limit may be the subject of review in advance of future Competitions. 3. MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must have attained the required minimum educational qualifications at the time of entry into the Air Corps. On enlistment, a candidate must have obtained specific minimum grades in the Leaving Certificate/National Equivalent. The standard minimum entry requirements are a minimum of Grade O6 in five subjects, at ordinary level, to include Mathematics, English or Irish or National Equivalent qualification and one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Construction Studies or other STEM subject (scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical). Foundation Level and Leaving Cert Applied subjects are not reckonable. PLEASE NOTE: GUIDE TO THE AIR CORPS TRAINEE MILITARY AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAMME 2024 1. THE AIR CORPS The Air Corps currently operates twenty six aircraft in multi-role national aviation tasks. The types of aircraft include Learjet 45, CASA CN235 maritime patrol aircraft, Airbus CN295 maritime patrol aircraft, BN Defender, Pilatus PC-9M and PC-12. The Air Corps also operates Eurocopter EC135 and Leonardo AW139 helicopters. The primary role of the Air Corps is to provide support to the Army, Naval Service and An Garda Síochána in countering threats to State security on land, sea and air. In addition, the day to day peace time role of the Air Corps includes activities such as Maritime Surveillance, Fishery Protection, Garda Air Support Unit, Ministerial Air Transport, Emergency Aeromedical Service and Air Ambulance The Air Corps trains its own Military Pilot Officers, Military Aircraft Technicians, Military Air Traffic Controllers, Air Photographers and General Service personnel. Air Corps personnel may serve overseas as mandated by Government. 2. THE AIR CORPS TRAINEE MILITARY AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN PROGRAMME The purpose of the Air Corps Trainee Military Aircraft Systems Technician programme is to provide military aircraft technicians for the Irish Air Corps. The programme offers successful candidates the opportunity of becoming an efficient and disciplined member of the Air Corps The trainee technician undergoes full basic military training and passes out as a 3-Star soldier prior to commencing their technical training. This is a unique opportunity for an individual who has an interest in military training to also pursue a career in aviation maintenance. The initial military training affords the trainee technician an opportunity to develop skills which are applicable to the aircraft maintenance environment such as discipline, self-reliance, teamwork and working to exacting standards. The system of training is of the highest standard, and the training programme in the Air Corps Technical Training School has been developed to provide ab initio technical training. The programme offers successful candidates the opportunity to become an efficient and disciplined member of the Air Corps. The programme is aimed at meeting the current and future employment needs of the Air Corps by providing graduates with a Level 7 Degree. The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach whichin the students obtain a mix of technological and operational skills specifically related to Irish Military aviation requirements.

14 days agoTraineeFull-time
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