Apache Aircrew Instructor (Onsite)

  • Job Reference: 00000412397
  • Date Posted: 3 February 2024
  • Employer: Boeing
  • Website: https://jobs.boeing.com/
  • Location: Middle Wallop, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Job Description

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Boeing Defence United Kingdom (BDUK) Ltd are currently delivering the Long Term Training and Support Service (LTTSS) for the Apache AH-64E. To support this capability, Boeing Test & Evaluation are seeking to recruit CFS Trained Apache Qualified Helicopter Instructors to assist in the delivery of all aspects of flying training.

In this role you will:

  • Deliver all aspects expected of a QHI in the training of AH-64E aircrew, including both ground and air training.
  • Contribute to the development of aircrew instructional philosophy, evaluation criteria and approach for standardising training materials.
  • Establish qualification training standards and validation plans.
  • Participate in ground and flight test activities in support of maintenance programs.

The AH-64E Aircrew Instructor is responsible for:

  • Performing the Instructional duties as aircraft captain across the AH-64E training pipeline.
  • Where qualified, assisting with the training of instructors on the AH-64E.
  • Where qualified, and if selected, fulfil the duties of Sqn Exec positions of responsibility.
  • Assisting with ensuring technical accuracy, completeness and quality of training products.
  • Providing consultation to the Training business unit on aircraft technical issues, technology and best training solutions.
  • Interfacing with other key stakeholders around the business to provide aircraft technical Subject Matter Expertise and to recommend solutions.
  • Plans and conducts delivery, ferry, support test flights and functional check flights as aircraft captain and/or co-pilot.
  • Identify risks, issues and opportunities and support the development of mitigation plans.
  • As requested, providing Aircrew technical Subject Matter Expertise to the Courseware Design and Development team.
  • Support the further development and maintenance of safety process.

Some UK travel is expected to support course delivery.

Essential Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Hold a CQT on the AH-64E
  • UK Central Flying School Qualified Helicopter Instructor (Minimum B1 category) with relevant experience on the Apache AH-64E.
  • Be fully aware of general aviation principles and have detailed experience of flying in the UK.  
  • Must have previously been awarded a military pilot's flying brevet from a NATO country.
  • Must be able to pass a UK military aviation medical, preferably without limitations.
  • Able to identify when safety within the flying environment may be compromised and can be relied upon to act decisively to improve aviation safety.  
  • The role will have significant UK MoD and wider Boeing interface and therefore a person who is diplomatic whilst being strong minded is required.

Preferred Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Detailed technical knowledge of the Apache helicopter.  
  • Experience delivering Apache Conversion To Role (CTR) training would be highly desirable.
  • Additional instructional qualifications of IRE, or within electronic warfare or weapons would be beneficial.
  • Proven attention to detail and meticulousness in ensuring the correct standard or pass thresholds are achieved.

What Boeing offers you:

The Boeing benefits package goes above and beyond, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Here's a snapshot of what we offer:

  • Competitive salary and annual incentive plans
  • Continuous learning: You'll develop the approach and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
  • 23 days plus UK public holidays and a Winter Break between Christmas and New Year!
  • Pension Plan with 10% employer contribution
  • Company paid BUPA Medical Plan
  • Short Term Sickness: 100% pay for the first 26 weeks
  • Long Term Sickness: 66.67% of annual salary from 27th week
  • 6x annual salary life insurance
  • Learning Together Programme to support your ongoing personal and career development
  • Access to Boeing's Well Being Programs, tool and incentives
  • Parental leave options available!

Employer will not sponsor applicants for employment visa status.

Work Authorisation: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorisation to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to acquire Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

Security Clearance: This position requires the ability to acquire a UK security clearance for which the Government requires UK Citizenship.

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.


Export Control Requirements: Not an export control position

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world's most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process. Accommodations may include but are not limited to: conducting interviews in accessible locations that accommodate mobility needs, encouraging candidates to bring and use any existing assistive technology such as screen readers and offering flexible interview formats such as virtual or phone interviews.