Skip to main content

Precision Air launches Apprenticeship Programme



Precision Air Services PLC has launched an apprenticeship programme for young aircraft technicians as part of efforts to combat scarcity of licenced aircraft engineers in the Tanzanian market. 

The airline says the programme is also aimed at developing needed skills for its technical unit through field attachment, volunteering and apprenticeship. 

In the first intake of the programme, the company has recruited 22 candidates who will undergo on the job training at the engineering and maintenance department.

Precision Air managing director Sauda Rajab said finding needed skills in the aviation industry in Tanzania is one of the biggest challenges, which the firm, as one of the industry players, cannot sit back and complain.

“That is the reason we had to come up with the programme to help find solutions for the benefit of the industry. We are proud of our contribution in developing needed skills in the aviation industry in Tanzania. Our aim is to develop as many licenced engineers as possible to meet our skills demands and for the industry as well,” she said. 

She pointed out that it takes about eight years to develop a fully trained, licenced engineer. 

“I expect other players will take similar initiatives instead of relying on expatriates alone…That way, we can strengthen the industry and help create employment for the youth.” 

In 2017, the airline signed a skills development agreement with the National Institute of Transport to host students who pursue different courses at the institute for practical training, with the possibility of permanent employment based on their performance during the internship and apprenticeship programmes. 

So far Precision Air has trained a total of 33 interns since the inception of the programme.

Comments

  1. Hi,
    how about engineering apprenticeship this year, when will it be announced, or there will be no that program in this year.

    ReplyDelete

Post a comment

Most Viewed Posts

Job Opportunities at Air Tanzania (ATCL)

VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is in the process of revamping its operations and has introduced new equipment to its fleet. The Company is therefore inviting applications from qualified personnel to fill various positions.
1.      POSITIONS: 
1.1. Dash 8 – Q400 Mechanical and Avionics Certifying Engineers (6 POSTS) 
   a)    Qualifications·         ·Must possess a valid Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License (ICAO TYPE II).  ·        ·Must possess a valid Dash 8 – Q400 Approval/License.·Must have successfully completed Dash 8 – Q400 type course from an Approved Training Organisation.       ·Must have Aircraft Maintenance working experience, as a certifying engineer, of not less than 5 years; 2 of which being on Dash 8 – Q400. Experience must include release to service certification after “A” Check and above.       ·Computer literacy·        ·Fluency in English·        ·Possession of Dash 8-Q300 Approval/License will be an added advantage.

   b)    Duties and res…

Job Opportunities at Air Tanzania: Pilots-in-Command, Co-Pilots,Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and Cabin Crews.

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is in the process of revamping its operations and has introduced new equipment to its fleet. The Company is therefore inviting application from qualified personnel to fill various positions.
1. POSITIONS: 1.1 Pilot-in-Command – Dash 8 (11 Posts) a) Qualifications: Must possess Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) and with performance “A”.Must additionally achieve the following:- ·Minimum of 4000 hours flying experience of which 2000 hours must be command on multi-engine aircraft; Above 17 ton. ·Group 1 endorsement on DASH 8 or Equivalent with a minimum of 500 hours command on type; ·Pass an oral interview and flying acceptance check conducted by the Company; ·Must pass a Base and Route check with an Instrument Rating within 10 and 70 hours respectively; ·Track record of good performance as a Commander and no accident record.
b) Duties and responsibilities: ·To command the aircraft with due regard for safety and comfort of passengers at all times. ·To maintain…

Job Vacancy At Precision Air - Cabin Crews (10-Posts)

JOB VACANCY Precision Air Services Plc is a fast growing private Tanzanian airline which operates in Partnership with Kenya Airways, with its strategies to expand wings beyond East Africa and Africa.
In order to keep our services at a higher level and meet our customers’ maximum satisfaction We wish to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in this challenging position.
POSITION:          CABIN CREWS(10-POSTS) REPORTS TO:     CHIEF CABIN CREW DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM ROLE PURPOSE OF THE STATEMENT
You will be reporting to Chief Cabin Crew/Assistants Chief Cabin Crew - P