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Magnetic MRO and OSM Aviation launch a pioneering joint apprenticeship program.


Magnetic MRO and OSM Aviation (OSM) have announce a unique partnership cooperation, launching an apprentices-program aimed at OSM recruits and employees. Selection of the first group of qualified technical apprentices from Norway is in progress and will start their 24 months practical studies program at the renowned Magnetic MRO in Tallinn, Estonia from early September 2020. 

Globally, the aircraft technical trade has undergone dramatic changes and shifts in manpower requirements over the past decades. At a regional-level, there has been a steady reduction and a slow-down of maintenance activities carried out in Scandinavia. As a consequence, there has been a sharp decrease in interest among young talentse and the industry is struggling to meet the demand of qualified personnel.

OSM Aviation, – a leading global specialist in employment, training and administration of aviation personnel worldwide, has also encountered the lack of internship opportunities in the region for the students who require such apprenticeships in order to complete their technical studies.  Thus, a joint program was established in cooperation with Magnetic MRO. The first application wave has proven successful with more than 60 students applying for the internship, laying the foundation for a continuous and promising program offering.

 “The reduced volume of aircraft maintenance technical production in Scandinavia has resulted in a reduced capacity among major stakeholders to provide enough qualitiative training and follow-up of apprentices during their 24 months apprenticeship program. It is important to note that the level of detail and technical depth during the apprenticeship program remain limited, to such a level that the industry is unable to utilize the “Blank AML” candidates to the fullest capacity upon completion of the apprenticeship program. This pioneering collaboration between OSM and Magnetic MRO truly addresses this issue knowing that MMRO is a highly reputable and renowned organization for base maintenance in northern Europe, “ says Thom-Arne Norheim, Technical Director of OSM Aviation.

We are delighted to enter this partnership cooperation to alleviate the deficiency of the aircraft technicians globally. We consider this pilot program to be our small step in supporting the industry to train and develop more young people to a future as aircraft technicians. We also value the call for such cooperation as the proof of our well-established reputation and positive outlook towards the highest standards of our services and professionals.

Ene Krinpus, HR Manager at Magnetic MRO.

 The reduced volume of aircraft maintenance technical production in Scandinavia has resulted in a reduced capacity among major stakeholders to provide enough qualitiative training and follow-up of apprentices during their 24 months apprenticeship program. It is important to note that the level of detail and technical depth during the apprenticeship program remain limited, to such a level that the industry is unable to utilize the “Blank AML” candidates to the fullest capacity upon completion of the apprenticeship program. This pioneering collaboration between OSM and Magnetic MRO truly addresses this issue knowing that MMRO is a highly reputable and renowned organization for base maintenance in northern Europe.

Thom-Arne Norheim, Technical Director of OSM Aviation.