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Supplementary training as an aircraft mechanic, helicopter

Aircraft mechanic trainee at work

General requirements

  • Successfully completed technical apprenticeship (in accordance with SAMA, www.svfb.ch)
  • Particularly suitable professions:
    • Polymechanic Level E, specialising in maintenance
    • Automotive mechantronics engineer, formerly known as car mechanic
    • Agricultural machinery mechanic
    • Engineer, Level E
    • Or another 4-year traineeship approved by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA
  • Very good knowledge of electrical systems and/or electronics
  • Very good spoken and written knowledge of English, level: "First Certificate in English" or higher
  • Age at the time of recruitment: 20 to 25 years
  • Driving licence, category B
  • Place of residence: max. 60 minutes from the place of work at the Rega Center, Zurich Airport

Personal requirements

  • Enthusiasm, interest and motivation to learn a new area of work
  • Sense of responsibility/ readiness to assume responsibility
  • Absolute reliability
  • Loyalty, flexibility and versatility
  • Initiative, ability to work in a team and analytical way of thinking
  • No colour blindness

At Rega, training to become an aircraft mechanic is defined as secondary training, and is carried out in accordance with the provisions laid down by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Swiss Aircraft Maintenance Association (SAMA) (www.svfb.ch) organises and monitors this training in collaboration with the aircraft maintenance firms concerned. The training lasts three years. Applicants are not required to sit an entrance examination.

Rega is responsible for carrying out the practical training. The theoretical part comprises nine modules, and takes the form of courses (at school) and self-study. The modules are delivered in English. Each module finishes with an examination (multiple choice/essay).

Persons who successfully complete this training are awarded the "EASA Part-66 B1.3 Lizenz Luftfahrzeugmechaniker Helikopter" diploma.

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