Aviation flight operations coordinator apprenticeship

Provide the aircraft with the technical support required both prior to and during the flight.

As an aviation flight operations coordinator apprentice, you’ll provide essential technical support to aircraft both before and during flights. This role is vital in ensuring the smooth and safe operation of flights, impacting both the safety of the crew and passengers, and operational efficiency. During an aviation flight operations coordinator apprenticeship, you might work in commercial, military, and general aviation across civilian and military operations at locations like airports and military bases. Day-to-day, you’ll coordinate all technical and operational aspects necessary for a successful flight. This includes assessing and planning for variables such as weather conditions, flight routes, aircraft performance, and fuel needs. You’ll make sure that all necessary equipment and systems are prepared and functioning, and once the aircraft is airborne, you’ll monitor its progress and provide ongoing support from the ground. You’ll work closely with a team of aviation professionals, including engineers, air traffic controllers, and parts suppliers. You’ll manage multiple flights all at the same time, making critical decisions related to flight safety and regulatory compliance, often under tight deadlines. Typical job titles in this field include operations coordinator, flight planning coordinator, and air traffic control coordinator.


Duration: 18 months  

Relevant school subjects:  

Entry requirements for the aviation flight operations coordinator apprenticeship: Varies by employer, but 5 GCSEs including Maths and English 

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels 

Potential salary upon completion: £27,000 

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