Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has launched its apprenticeship scheme for summer 2014. The four year scheme, which began in 1971, has produced over 700 high-calibre engineers for both MAEL and the wider aviation industry. MAEL is offering 20 apprenticeship positions for its summer 2014 intake. Successful applicants will study the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations at Monarch Aircraft Engineering Training Academy (MAETA) at London Luton Airport. From this phase of initial training, apprentices will then relocate to MAEL's Luton, Birmingham and Manchester bases 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 Level 3 Aeronautical Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship (On-Aircraft Maintenance - Category A). In addition there will be practical on-site training, working alongside highly skilled mentors, who will pass on essential knowledge and experience.