Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter (MAMF) 

Dublin Aerospace 


About the Programme 

The Dublin Aerospace Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter (MAMF) apprenticeship programme is a structured four-year training programme consisting of 7 phases. The apprenticeship is a mixture of on-the-job, practical experience phases based at Dublin Aerospace’s maintenance facility at Dublin Airport and off-the-job phases run by the education training board (ETB) 


Entry Requirements 

  • Junior Certificate and/or Leaving Certificate (info on grades on 
  • The ability to understand technical information and diagrams 
  • Permitted to live in Ireland without restriction 
  • Full security and background check 
  • Colour vision and medical assessment 
  • Teamwork and Communication Skills 


Structure/Content of the Programme 

During the programme, candidates are involved with; 

  • the maintenance and repair of aircraft parts,  
  • the fabrication of parts,  
  • the servicing and adjustment of parts 
  • the installation of plant and machinery.  

The programme is structured over four years and is divided into on-the-job (4) and off-the-job (3) phases. The on-the-job phases are conducted at Dublin Aerospace’s maintenance facility located at Hangar 5 in Dublin Airport. Off-the-job phases are completed under the Education Training Board (ETB).  

Benefits of the Programme 


Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidates will be awarded; 

  • QQI Level 6 National Craft Certificate 

Candidates will gain excellent hand skills and knowledge in the operation and maintenance of aircraft parts throughout the programme. The experience will also open the doors to further opportunities in the aviation industry.  


Candidates are paid an incremental training allowance over the four years of the programme. The employer, Dublin Aerospace, pay during the on-the-job phases and SOLAS pay during the off-the-job phases. 

More information regarding the allowances can be found on