New apprenticeships Aviation Ground Operative

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An aviation ground operative could work in a number of environments, such as a commercial airport, military base / aerodrome, heliport or other airfield. With five key specialist functions, all working in conjunction with each other, Aviation Ground Operators form the teams above and below wing to ensure the efficient and effective arrival, turnaround and departure of aircraft. At the heart of the role safety, security and compliance with aviation regulations focus each operator’s day to day duties. Effective communication and team work ensure that passenger services, air traffic control (ATC) and those moving, loading, unloading and servicing a range of aircraft achieve the objectives of their organisation in this diverse field.

The specialist functions this standard covers are:

  • Aircraft handling
  • Aircraft movement
  • Fire fighter
  • Flight operations
  • Passenger services
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Mandatory requirements

In order to meet the apprenticeship standards, apprentices must achieve:

  • Minimum of Level 1 English and attempt Level 2 English 
  • Minimum of Level 1 Maths and attempt Level 2 Maths

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