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Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship

Become an Aircraft Mechanic at Cargolux!

Cargolux currently employs around 350 highly skilled aircraft mechanics who play a vital role in our organization. These dedicated professionals maintain and repair our fleet of 29 Boeing 747 freighters and the aircraft of our maintenance customers.

Our mechanics have solid primary qualifications complemented by extensive on-the-job training. Many of them were trained at our home base in Luxembourg and obtained their internationally recognized EASA Aircraft Maintenance License Part-66 (AML) by following a Cargolux sponsored curriculum at the Lycée Privé Emile Metz in Luxembourg-City.

If you are interested in joining the program and become a qualified aircraft mechanic, you must fulfill the following prerequisites:

  • have graduated from Secondary technical education or completed an apprenticeship with focus a on mechanic section, electro-engineering, mechatronic or equivalent,
  • be fluent in written and spoken English,
  • demonstrate excellent attendance, punctuality, and behavior (both at school and at the work place),
  • demonstrate capacity for logical thinking,
  • be confident, motivated and committed,
  • be hardworking with a strong sense of team spirit
  • enjoy a dynamic and varied work environment
  • have a passion for the world of aviation.


After successful completion of your 2 years apprenticeship followed by 2 years working in our Maintenance department, you can apply for an EASA Part-66 Category B AML (Aircraft Maintenance License). The apprenticeship consists of classroom-based studies at the Lycée Privé Emile Metz in Dommeldange/Luxembourg, and practical work at Cargolux. The apprenticeship consists of an “Apprentissage Adulte” contract.

The Aircraft Maintenance License (EASA Part-66 Cat.B) is recognized in all countries of the European Union and beyond, as well as a Luxembourg end-of-school certificate (Diplôme de Technicien). The apprentice will be trained with relevant airline experience, knowledge and technical skills.

Career options

Once your apprenticeship is completed, you may have the opportunity to apply for a permanent position within Cargolux. Further possibilities for career development are available, leading with time to the position of Assistant Lead, Lead, Foreman or Supervisor, as well as other positions in the technical field.

How to apply?

Should you have any further questions regarding our Mechanic´s Apprenticeship Program, please don´t hesitate to contact Recruitment Services (