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01 December 2023

Emirates Group invites UAE Nationals to join its Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License (AMEL) Scholarship Programme

By E247
  • Open for admissions now.
  • Recognised by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
  • Programme runs in two phases, ensuring candidates receive a well-rounded apprenticeship.

The Emirates Group calls motivated Emirati high school graduates to join its Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License (AMEL) Scholarship Programme, open for admissions now, to qualify for an array of positions across the Group’s aircraft maintenance departments. With a promising career in aviation, candidates will receive the unique opportunity of becoming a Licensed Aircraft Engineer for Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and operator of some of the most modern equipment in commercial aviation. 

The Group is inviting all students who have a keen interest in aviation or engineering or just love tinkering with gadgets, fixing machines and equipment – as they’re likely to have an aptitude for engineering. Launched more than three decades ago, in 1989, the AMEL Scholarship programme has helped integrate Emiratis into Emirates’ world-class engineering division, offering them knowledge-filled courses and hands-on experience that enable them to contribute to the organisation and its operations. So far, more than 800 Emiratis have graduated from the programme, successfully becoming skilled aircraft technicians and managers positioned across Emirates’ Engineering Facilities. 

Fully sponsored by the Emirates Group, the AMEL programme will run in two phases over five and a half years, during which trainees will receive intensive theoretical and practical training. Trainees will initially receive a stipend which will then progress to full salary and benefits. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will receive a GCAA certificate from the Emirates Engineering Training College, and a Higher Diploma from Emirates Aviation University attested by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). 

As part of the programme, candidates will receive practical experience working on aircraft, which will provide them with first-hand knowledge to maintain Emirates’ all wide-body fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s. Mentored by Emirates’ own experienced instructors, the programme will equip Emiratis with technical expertise as well as soft skills to excel in the workplace, fully cultivating their capabilities.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Emirates Group Careers website for more details and to apply: here

Emirates Engineering is one of the world's most technologically advanced aircraft maintenance facilities, supporting the world’s largest fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, operated by Emirates. The facility also supports fleets of thirty other airlines through third-party maintenance contracts. Setting high benchmarks for the industry, Emirates Engineering employees are fully qualified as they manage and implement all aspects of maintenance, engineering, quality, planning and logistics.

The Emirates Group remains committed to the UAE’s Emiratisation strategy and continues to present unique career opportunities for Emiratis in travel and aviation. In addition to the AMEL Programme, the Group also offers scholarships in IT and National Cadet Pilot Programme, as well as a full range of career and internship opportunities across various other brands and business units. More information here: emiratesgroupcareers.com/UAENationals