Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has launched its apprenticeship scheme for summer 2013. This year, the initial training phase will be carried out at the newly opened Monarch Aircraft Engineering Training Academy (MAETA) at London Luton Airport from where individuals will then relocate to MAEL's London Luton, Birmingham and Manchester Airport bases. Successful applicants will initially study the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations, from which they will gain basic theory and practical skills. From this phase of initial training, apprentices will then move onto the four-year vocational scheme, where they will receive theoretical training on aircraft mechanical and electrical systems to the EASA 'A' licence standard. They will also complete the various elements that make up the City and Guilds NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Aeronautical Engineering.