Qatar Airways has congratulated the latest seven graduates of its internationally-recognised Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship Programme, during an official graduation ceremony at Doha International Airport (DIA).

Managed by the airline’s Technical Department, a total of 18 apprentice mechanics and engineers have successfully completed the programme in 2019, with a further 40 trainees set to graduate in 2021.

The programme offers graduates the opportunity to build upon their existing academic and technical skills, whilst gaining direct experience of Qatar Airways culture and procedures.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said they look forward to having their new graduates join their technical department.

Having a strong and capable technical team creates a foundation for us to keep our aircraft flying and its passengers travelling, and I would like to congratulate the latest round of candidates for successfully completing the Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship Programme.’

He said that the new graduates will play a pivotal role in maintaining the safety and efficiency of Qatar Airways fleet.

We look forward to celebrating the achievements of the next group of programme graduates in 2021.’

Qatar Airways Maintenance Training (QAMT) is internationally recognised for its exceptional training standards and service quality and has been awarded Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO) approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.

QAMT’s facilities include 10 classrooms equipped with newly-installed Airbus Competence Training (ACT) and Boeing Desk Top Simulation (DTS) training media, which provide engineering students with a training experience utilising access to virtual aircraft. Candidates also experience first-hand training with real aircraft.

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