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Meet Chris Kissane

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Why did you decide to do in aircraft maintenance in in Engineer apprenticeship?

It actually wasn’t something I had planned to do; I just saw an advert for it and decided to apply. Having said that I always had an interest in aviation and liked the idea of an apprenticeship as I preferred the practical side of things.


Were you are always interested in aviation?

I had always wanted to be a pilot when I was younger and had already applied for the Air Corp when I applied for the Atlantic Aviation apprenticeship. This apprenticeship seemed a natural fit to my interests.


What did you like about the apprentice training provided by Atlantic Aviation group?

Without doubt the variety of experience. I believe it is the best place to do your aircraft maintenance apprenticeship as you get great exposure to all areas of aircraft maintenance.


What is your typical day like working as an apprentice aircraft maintenance engineer?

Every day is different especially in my specialist area which is avionics. Some days I am testing, some days I’m installing and others I am repairing.


How would you describe the trainers at Atlantic Aviation group?

As most of the mentors have been through the apprenticeship here, they are very interested in training and coaching you. They really take the time to teach you the skills.


Do you think you chose the right career path?

Yes, I definitely plan to stick it out. I hope to become an inspector in the near future and there are always areas to develop and grow.


What would your advice be to someone thinking about doing an aircraft maintenance engineer apprenticeship with Atlantic aviation group?

I would definitely recommend it; in fact I have already recommended it to a number of my friends. If you like engineering this is one of the best ways to do it. This programme gives you great opportunities in your career at a very young age.


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