Sikorsky Australia is widely regarded as Australia's leading helicopter support organisation. We’re proud of the work we do to support the Australian Defence Force and are seeking likeminded, talented individuals who share our commitment to excellence.

We offer a wide range of careers across various functions including:

•    Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Certifying and Non-Certifying)

•    Logistics and Planning

•    Support Services

•    Apprenticeships and Traineeships

We aim to provide all our employees with a positive and challenging work environment.  Sikorsky Australia offers employees extraordinary opportunities to learn and grow with the company and support employees through a variety of professional development and training programs. 

If you are looking for a company that value their people and is committed to fostering a culture of innovation, then explore the exciting job opportunities and take your career to new heights.

We value diversity and are a committed equal opportunity employer, which means that we value principles of fairness and merit in all our dealings. 


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Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Looking for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the Aviation Industry?

What’s the difference?

Traineeships are available within a broad range of non-trade related occupations and are typically completed over a one to two year period. e.g. Logistics and Warehousing or Aircraft Surface Finisher. Apprenticeships cover skilled trades and take around three to four years to complete e.g Mechanical, Avionics and Structural trades.

Apprenticeships can be started in the aviation industry from 15 years or older however some occupations may have a minimum entry age. Candidates over 21 years of age are classified as mature age apprentices. Aviation apprenticeships are part of the Aeroskills training package with nationally recognised qualifications. Aviation is a highly regulated industry and working in these sectors you will need to meet licensing requirements.

Some entry pathways include through school based programs or an industry employer offering apprenticeship/traineeship programs. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects at school would be an advantage when applying for an apprenticeship. Another avenue is through aviation organisations with the benefit of earning a wage while you study and gain the practical experience for your trade. Apprenticeships Australia offers a range of schemes for funding and assistance to apprentices and trainees such as interest free trade support loans for tooling and everyday costs while completing your apprenticeship and a living away allowance if applicable.

More information can be found at Apprenticeships Australia and under Resources for Students tab on the Australian Apprenticeship Pathways Website:

“As an Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, I come to work each day knowing that I am well supported to learn new skills whilst working on the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R fleet.” – Beau Buckpitt

Apprenticeships & Traineeships available through Sikorsky Australia


Avionics engineers inspect, service and repair, test and troubleshoot the avionic/electrical systems and components on the aircraft. They are responsible for maintaining all the onboard avionics and electrical systems such as: Aircraft Electrical Systems; Power Distribution systems; Automatic Flight Control Systems; Navigational & RADAR Systems; Flight Instrument Systems; Communication Systems


Mechanical engineers inspect, service and repair, test and troubleshoot the mechanical systems and components on the aircraft. They are responsible for maintaining all systems excluding the avionics systems. These systems are, but not limited to: Flight Controls; Transmission Systems; Fuel Systems; Hydraulic Systems; Landing Gear and Brake Systems; Powerplant Systems


Structural engineers inspect, service and repair airframe structure, fabricate primary and secondary structures and components on the aircraft. They use a variety of specialist equipment to conduct major airframe repairs and replacements including composites. They are responsible for repairing all parts of the aircraft structure such as: Stub Wings; Rotor Blades; Stabilators; Flight Control Surfaces; Fuselage Structures; Aircraft Support Frames.


Sikorsky Australia offers a  traineeship program Certificate IV in Supply Chain Operations. Tasks and responsibilities that will help support Sikorsky Australia’s through life support function and the Royal Australian Navy are: Maintaining aeronautical product control; Inventory management systems; Stowing and preserving aeronautical components; Work with global supply chains; Forklift operations; Conduct stocktaking.

In this role you will also perform warehousing and distribution, logistics support & analysis, sales, general administration or other miscellaneous activities.

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To learn more about Apprenticeships and Traineeships currently available at Sikorsky Australia please click the link below

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