Apprentice Air Traffic Engineer

Closing date 02/07/2021

West Wales Airport currently has a vacancy for an Apprentice Air Traffic Engineer (ATE) to be based at its Aberporth site.

The position is for a Level 2, Pathway 4: Engineering Maintenance and Installation Apprenticeship that will include a requirement to attend Pembrokeshire College one day per week for specific occupational routes.

The company is looking for someone with an interest in Electrical and electronic Engineering to work under the authority of the Senior Air Traffic Engineer (SATE). Duties will include the maintenance and operation of the airport radar, communications, meteorological and other site infrastructure.

Working as part of a small team, you will be expected to occasionally participate in other departments of the airport to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the business.

During the apprenticeship period, additional educational training will include, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel Training (ATSEP), Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) Rope Access Training course and Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Service (RFFS).

This is a permanent employment position of 40 hrs per week, with additional weekend and out of hours working required on occasion. Paid holiday entitlement is 20 days per year plus bank

The salary will be dependent on age, experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications are:

  • GCSE`s grade C or above in Maths, English, Physics and/or Applied Science. Equivalent grades achieved in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be accepted.


  • Welsh Baccalaureate including Physics, or Applied science.

In any event, the successful candidate will have to be competent in IT systems.

For more information about this position or to send your CV contact:

Ryan Banks, Senior Air Traffic Engineer