Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Date published

16 Nov 2023


NSW Other

Job ID


Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Jump on board to help build the next chapter of the RFDS. We are looking for our next generation of apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.


  • Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Permanent / Full Time

Key points

  • Be part of the next chapter of the RFDS
  • Apprenticeship opportunity in the Aviation engineering industry
  • What a great career choice if you love mechanics or engineering


Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Mechanical

 The South Eastern Section of the RFDS provides aeromedical services throughout remote and regional areas of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania with a fleet of 15 special mission, Beechcraft King Air B200C/B300C aircraft.
Hire to Retire
Do you love mechanics or engineering? Do you have a passion for aircraft and the aviation industry? If the answer is yes, then we have an amazing opportunity for you. Jump on board to help build the next chapter of the RFDS in Broken Hill. We need to ‘hire to retire’ and are looking for our next generation of apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. Aircraft Engineering is a highly regarded industry that is very technical, highly professional, very challenging but immensely rewarding.
If this sounds like a career that you want to immerse yourself in, then an apprenticeship as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) in the mechanical category is the perfect basis for your future? Apprenticeships for this position will be offered at the RFDSSE Aircraft Maintenance facility in Broken Hill, NSW.
Our Engineering Department provides aircraft maintenance and servicing for the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern (RFDSSE) Section fleet of aircraft at bases in Broken Hill, Dubbo, Sydney, Essendon and Launceston.
The apprenticeship is for a term of 4 years with the intention of training the apprentice in both the theoretical and practical aspects of aircraft maintenance to develop him/her in becoming an AME. From an AME, the candidate can progress through to becoming a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer where he/she will be responsible for certifying for aircraft maintenance within our organisation. During the term of the apprenticeship there will be opportunities to attend short term work at other bases within the RFDSSE network to gain further experience in the organisation’s operations. The position will suit a highly motivated applicant who has a desire to achieve a fulfilling career in aviation maintenance. Qualifications will be gained through the NSW TAFE system by block release programs to Certificate IV/Diploma levels and will require applicants to have a proven culture of dedicated study.
It is expected that the apprenticeship will commence in early 2024, however, dates are flexible and will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Applicants are required to have:
  • Minimum completion of Year 10/School Certificate level
  • Successful passes in Mathematics Science and English
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrated IT Skills
  • Willingness to work hard towards achieving a successful career in aircraft maintenance
  • Willingness to travel to other districts to attend TAFE
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Names and Contacts of 2 referees
  • Evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination
Working hours will generally be Monday - Friday. This could involve some shift work and overtime in the second and subsequent years of the apprenticeship.
Be inspired and take the next step in your: career
For more information or a confidential chat please reach out to Ashley Laybutt - Engineering Manager 0409 548 614 
Our Values: Our Values of Reliability, Care, Trust and Safety form shape the way we work as individuals, as team members and with the communities we serve. Do you have the same values and want to be part of a dynamic team? 
The RFDSSE aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.  
The RFDS of Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.