Aircraft Technician

Nottinghamshire | Other

Aircraft Technician

RAF Syerston - Gliders 

Nottinghamshire, NG23 5NN

Full Time, Permanent (39 hours per week) 

£26,244 per annum plus benefits (increasing to £28,343 subject to role requirements and successful completion of probation period - minimum 3 months) 


Serco Defence are looking for an experienced Aircraft technician to join the team at RAF Syerston. You will carry out maintenance on Viking and other contract-related aircraft at RAF Syerston and other locations throughout the UK.


Here at Serco we support the development of the RAF's next generation of aircrew, engineers and air traffic controllers through our unique contract with the Air Cadet organisation. We maintain and manage their fleet of gliders, and as our Aircraft Technician Mechanical, you'll play a key role in keeping these aircraft operational and in the air.


You will carry out the responsibilities and duties of Support Staff with responsibilities in accordance with Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publication Regulatory Article 4801 and Part 145. You will carry out associated roles and duties as directed by the business needs. The role will be based at RAF Syerston and will also be required to satisfy the regular UK-wide mobile requirements of the role.


You'll be a key member of our dedicated aviation team. We're a close-knit team of professionals who actively support each other - and as well as ongoing career progression and development we can offer flexible working arrangements and an early finish on a Friday.


Key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Carry out the responsibilities and duties of Support Staff in accordance with Serco GMS Military Regulation Publication (MRP) Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE), Military Aviation Authority (MAA) MRP Part 145 and Regulatory Article (RA) 4801.
  • Maintenance (Preventative, Corrective and Scheduled) and associated activities on Viking and other contract-related aircraft at RAF Syerston and 2 Flying Training School (FTS) locations/Volunteer Gliding Squadrons (VGSs)/detachments throughout the UK.
  • Participation in aircraft activities including but not limited to; ground movement and preparation for transportation.
  • Optimising output to meet the business needs and demonstrate commitment to Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement.
  • Carry out associated roles as directed by the business needs, such as but not limited to; Driving duties, Building Custodian and Issue Centre Custodian.
  • Carry out associated duties as directed by the business needs, such as but not limited to; audits, completion of Aviation Safety procedures (In-Forms, DASORs etc), Narrative Fault Reporting (MOD Form 760 series), Unsatisfactory Feature Report for Military Air Environment Technical Information (MOD Form 765), Technical Queries and Quality procedures.
  • Achieving and maintaining authorisations and currency.
  • Remain current with all amendments to company standard operating procedures and all other relevant technical data provided 


What you'll need to do the role

  • Be appropriately experienced and have completed, as a minimum, MOD Phase 2 technical training: or 
  • Be appropriately experienced and have completed suitable civilian training (civilian contractors only).
  • Have a minimum of 5-years' experience in equivalent civilian industry or Armed Forces in a relevant trade group.
  • Possess good fault diagnosis skills, demonstrating a thorough understanding of aircraft systems.
  • Technically competent.
  • Hold full driving licence.
  • Possess good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Be competent using IT.
  • Have been previously employed within an EASA/Mil Part 145 organisation.
  • Have working knowledge of military or civilian aircraft maintenance documentation and publications.


Because the aircraft are stationed around the UK you'll not only need to travel away, which may involve several overnight stays, but you must also hold a full driving licence. You'll also need to be medically fit to work in an aircraft engineering environment, with manual handling and aircraft rigging and de-rigging (physically demanding) as part of the job.


Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work: The Air Cadets rely on us to keep their aircraft in the air and in great working condition - helping to develop the RAF's next generation of skilled personnel.


A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people: You'll receive all the benefits of being part of a large corporation - whilst still enjoying the close-knit nature of our team where all individuals feel supported.


 What we offer

  • A 2.5% Trade Allowance may be provided subject to role requirements and successful completion of training and authorisations granted.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • An early finish on a Friday
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • Interesting and enjoyable work
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities


Why Serco

Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.


A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations.


Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Are you interested in finding out more about a career in defence with Serco?

To discover more about the amazing careers at Serco, meet our team, what we offer and women in defence please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.








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08/02/2023 02:06:00
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