Engineering Training Academy

Work on one of the youngest fleets in the industry, with industry leading training.

We are hiring the best talent for our engineering teams. No previous engineering experience is required & school leavers encouraged to apply!

At Ryanair, we offer you the best training in the airline industry & we offer hundreds of future engineers the opportunity to join our Engineering Training Academy each year, don’t worry about having any experience, never changed a wheel? no worries, never held a spanner? no worries…we will give you all of the necessary tools to succeed!

Through our European wide Ryanair Engineering Training Academy we offer 4 different streams that you can join depending on your level of experience.

The following 4 streams feed into the Ryanair Engineering Training Academy

  1. B1/B2 Apprentice programmes – 4 Year programme (Blend of Theoretical and practical experience) available in Prestwick, Dublin, Shannon & London Stansted. – No experience required!
  2. Junior Aircraft Engineers programme – 2 year programme Post 147 course (Practical experience and on the job training) Practical Training takes place in Milan Bergamo, London Stansted, & on the job training at your home base. Available to students who have already attended a Part 147 course.
  3. Trainee mechanic programme – 12 Week programme, network wide!. Experience as a mechanic in any industry, ie motor mechanic required!
  4. Through a sponsored programme in Milan Bergamo in partnership with AEA (Aircraft Engineering Academy). No experience required!

Did you know that you can join our Ryanair Engineering Training Academy with absolutely zero engineering experience? Our state-of-the-art training facilities includes two decommissioned Boeing 737 New Generation series aircraft in Stansted and Bergamo, allowing you to train in the most realistic environment possible. All your theoretical learning will be supported by our eLearning platform, face-to-face and virtual training courses. You will gain experience in all areas of aircraft maintenance from initial basic hand skills tasks to complex component removal and installation. You will also learn how to support the fleet line operation daily, where tasks can vary from replacing a passenger seat belt to a main engine change.

Type Training

Each year, we provide over 300 engineers with EASA and UK CAA approved theoretical and practical type training on Boeing 737-NG, MAX, and Learjet 45 aircrafts, with more approvals to come.

In preparation for the delivery of our first Challenger 3500 in 2025, will be running our first Challenger type rating course this year.

Junior Aircraft Engineer (JAE)

Looking to start your career as an engineer in the aviation industry? At Ryanair we can provide the training for you to gain your aircraft licence.

Our 2-year JAE programme is a mix of practical and theoretical training for those who have completed all their EASA basic licence modules. Students are We recruit Junior Aircraft Engineers who have completed their basic 147 training from all over the UK and Europe to join our two-year program which is designed to give them the knowledge, hand skills and line experience to gain their CAT A/B1/B2 licence.

Apprentice Programme – Our Apprentice Programme is run each year in Dublin, Stansted & Prestwick. No practical aviation experience is required to be an apprentice with Ryanair.

You will be required to pass an engineering theoretical and practical selection test to join our programme where we are looking for basic theory skills, English, maths, physics, and practical hand skills.


Run in conjunction with Ayrshire College and Skill Development Scotland you will attend the college on a weekly basis. At the college you will study the module/license material for the exams to become a licenced engineer.


Run in conjunction with Stansted college which offers a first-year pre-apprenticeship program followed by a two-year program that combines theory and practical experience through work placement in the Ryanair hangar 10 maintenance facility. Upon successful completion of this 2-year programme you receive your Category A licence with the option to progress to a full B1 or B2 licence in the future.


The Irish apprenticeship is a 4-year programme, run by SOLAS in conjunction with Shannon College of Further Education, Technology University Dublin & Ryanair. At the college you will study to complete your EASA Part 66 CAT A & CAT B1.1/B2 modules, whilst with Ryanair you will gain practical experience in a line/hangar environment to become a B1.1/B2 Licensed Aircraft Engineer. Aircraft Mechanic Course.

We are delighted to be able to offer our brand new 12-week Aircraft Mechanic Program in our line and base maintenance facilities, which comprises of theoretical, practical, classroom and workshop training. The aim of the course is to deliver the basics of aircraft maintenance to trainees new to the industry.


Run in conjunction with Trainico you will complete 6 months technical training completing your CAT A modules and up to 12 months on the job training to complete EASA Part 66 CAT A licence. Suitable candidates will be offered further Boeing MAX/NG type courses & progression opportunities to obtain a B1 licence.

Sheet Metal Training Programme

Our Sheet Metal Training Programme is designed to train you on repairing Our Sheet Metal Training Programme is designed to train you on repairing aircraft aluminium structures, focusing in more detail on aircraft structures in the classroom, workshop and in our heavy maintenance facilities, giving you the skills to perform structural repairs on our fleet aircraft.

In the work place

We also offer aviation practical training courses in EWIS Module G, Fuel Tank Safety training, Driver training along with a number of theoretical courses, Aviation Security, Dangerous Goods CAT 6 Training & Train the Trainer programmes.

Additional to all of the specific training courses, we carry out induction training when you first join us and also offer mandatory PART 145 training, some of which is delivered on our bespoke e learning platform to keep you current and up to speed wherever you are working with us throughout our network.

Working on one of the youngest fleets in the industry, receive industry leading training and unlimited career and promotional opportunities throughout Europe.

Just some of the reasons you should join our team.

Latest Ryanair Engineering Academy Vacancies

Ryanair’s Recruitment Team

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Asystent Mechanika Lotniczego / Trainee MechanicTraining Wrocław, PolandFind out more
Aviation Engineer Trainee (Madrid)Training Madrid, SpainFind out more
Avionic Mechanic / Trainee Avionic Mechanic (Junior)Training Wrocław, PolandFind out more
Junior Aircraft Engineer (JAE) – MAD – Line & Hangar MaintenanceTraining Madrid, SpainFind out more

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