MAF Engineer Training Scheme


Who are we? 

MAF is an international Christian aviation charity serving 26 developing countries to reach the world’s most isolated people. 

Operating more than 135 light aircraft, MAF flies into some 1,400 remote locations, enabling physical and spiritual care to reach countless thousands of people cut off because of geographical barriers, natural disasters or political unrest. 

Whether landing in deserts or jungles, on lakes, rivers, tracks or roads, MAF planes transport essential medical care, food, water, relief teams and church workers to those in desperate need. Each flight carries practical help, spiritual hope and physical healing to thousands of men, women and children for whom flying is not a luxury but a lifeline. 

MAF is flying for life.

MAF Trainee Engineer fixing flat tire in Uganda


MAF engineers play an important role as part of the wider MAF team. Our aircraft rely on a team of engineers working behind the scenes – maintaining MAF planes to a high standard, in parts of the world that are often difficult.


MAF Traineeships

MAF UK is excited to be rolling out a sponsored aircraft engineering training scheme to those resident in the UK and Ireland. We are seeking to enable aspiring aircraft maintenance engineers to join MAF and work overseas.

If you're successful, we will help you achieve the theoretical knowledge and practical experience necessary to obtain an EASA B1 or B2 licence.

You will then go on to serve with MAF in various programmes across Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.


Practical experience

To gain the required practical experience for your licence, you will be placed in one of our partner maintenance organisations, with the opportunity to work on a wide range of commercial aircraft. 

Financial assistance

MAF UK will provide financial assistance 
by employing candidates on fixed-
term contracts for the period of service. This assists with living expenses and accommodation costs.

MAF UK will also cover the cost of tuition for both the approved and modular routes. 

For those on the degree route, MAF UK will pay monthly student loan repayments for the length of active service.

During practical assignments, maintenance providers will employ candidates directly and pay a salary in line with industry standards.

Training agreement

In view of MAF UK’s investment, successful candidates will be required to sign a training agreement binding them to service with MAF following the completion of their studies and practical experience. 

This agreement will normally last between four and eight years. Self-withdrawal
from overseas service will require pro rata repayment of training-related costs.


The Training Scheme

There are three pathways through the MAF UK training scheme:

The MAF Engineer Training Scheme Pathways

The degree route involves enrolment at the University of South Wales to complete a BSc (Hons) Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance Systems, followed by two years of gaining practical experience with a partner organisation in the UK.


Check out the full Engineering Training Scheme brochure, the Job Description and the Guidance for applicants below.


Closing date:  30 August each year

The selection process will commence in September each year for applications in the year following.  The process will include interviews, technical evaluations, and the completion of medical and psychological assessments.

Application Process:

If after prayerfully considering the information in these documents please complete the online application process. If you have questions during this process, feel free to drop us an email.

Applicants must be resident in the UK or Ireland and have the support of their local home Church in order to apply to MAF UK for this training opportunity.


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