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MAF Engineer Training Scheme

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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.

Engineers

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.

The Training Scheme

There are three pathways through the MAF UK training scheme:

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Approved route

The approved route involves an initial two years of full-time classroom stufy and exams, followed by two years of gaining practical experience with a partner organisation in the UK.

Application & Selection
Support raising3 months
Study & Exams2 years
Practical Experience2 years
Overseas service
Modular route

The modular route involves an initial year of intense classroom study and exams, followed by four years of gaining practical experience with a partner organisation in the UK.

Application & Selection
Support raising3 months
Study & Exams1 years
Practical Experience4 years
Overseas service
Degree route

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.

Application & Selection
Support raising3 months
Study & Exams3 years
Practical Experience2 years
Overseas service

Additional resources

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

Selection:

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.