Tue 24-10-2023 11:29 AM
DUBAI, 24th October, 2023 (WAM) — The Emirates Group has called Emirati high school graduates to join its Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence (AMEL) Scholarship Programme, open for admissions now, to qualify for an array of positions across the Group’s aircraft maintenance departments.
Candidates will be able to become a Licenced Aircraft Engineer for Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and operator of some of the most modern equipment in commercial aviation.
The Group is inviting all students who have a keen interest in aviation or engineering or love tinkering with gadgets, fixing machines and equipment – as they’re likely to have an aptitude for engineering.
Launched in 1989, the AMEL Scholarship programme has helped integrate Emiratis into the Emirates’ world-class engineering division, offering them knowledge-filled courses and hands-on experience that enable them to contribute to the organisation and its operations. So far, more than 800 Emiratis have graduated from the programme, becoming skilled aircraft technicians and managers positioned across Emirates’ Engineering Facilities.
Fully sponsored by the Emirates Group, the AMEL programme will run in two phases over five and a half years, during which trainees will receive intensive theoretical and practical training. Trainees will initially receive a stipend, which will then progress to full salary and benefits.
Upon completing the programme, graduates will receive a GCAA certificate from the Emirates Engineering Training College and a Higher Diploma from Emirates Aviation University, attested by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
As part of the programme, candidates will receive practical experience working on aircraft, providing them with first-hand knowledge to maintain Emirates’ all-wide-body fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s. Mentored by Emirates’ experienced instructors, the programme will equip Emiratis with technical expertise and soft skills to excel in the workplace, fully cultivating their capabilities.
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