Careers – South Australia

Parafield Airport, Adelaide South Australia

Address your application to the HR Manager, Flight Training Adelaide.

For further information please contact Bernie Thackeray, Human Resource Manager Tel: (08) 8209 4306.



Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Full Time)

Flight Training Adelaide (FTA), Parafield, SA are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the team for a 4-year Apprenticeship in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical) working on airframes, engines and components.


The position will allow the successful applicants to complete a Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) while learning on the job skills at a reputable company. As an Apprentice you will attend a third-party trade school with a mixture of online and classroom theory subjects and on the job training for practical skills.


Apply at the SEEK website.


Flight Instructor (Fixed Wing)

Flight Instructor Grade 2 or higher or Grade 3 with Instructional experience



Parafield Airport, South Australia, Australia



Flight Training Adelaide is a world-class training provider for the Australian Aviation industry. We employ more than 180 staff and provide flying training and residential facilities for up to 300 cadet pilots from some of the world’s leading airlines. As a result of our strong business growth, FTA is expanding its flight instructor numbers.


With dedicated teams for students, we employ Instructors teaching flight training, ground theory and simulator training, allowing for specialised tuition. Individual specialisation ensures all employees teach in their chosen field, while allowing them to hone their particular skills.



We are currently seeking applications from highly motivated and professional dedicated flying instructors who are either Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3 with Instructional hours. The role is full time on a 7-day roster, working 5 of the 7 days.



  • Current Australian FIR Grade 3 or above; (compulsory)
  • Hold/held Command Instrument Rating
  • Class 1 medical


A pre-employment AOD test is required if successful. This position is only available to Australian or New Zealand citizens, or if you are a permanent resident of Australia.


If you are interested, please provide your Expression of Interest and Resume to Bernadette Thackeray


Aviation Theory Instructor (Full Time and Casual)

We are seeking to recruit an individual with the skill and experience to work as part of an established and successful team, delivering aviation theory from Commercial Pilot License (CPL) to Air Transport Pilots License (ATPL).   The Ground Training Instructor position is responsible for the preparation, delivery and assessment of aviation theory subjects at commercial airline level, to cadet pilots undergoing training at FTA at CASA CPL; and CASA /EASA ATPL.


If you are interested, please provide your Expression of Interest and Resume to Bernadette Thackeray


Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

We are currently looking for suitably qualified Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers to join our team of highly skilled professionals. The role is in our Engineering Department based at Parafield Airport, reporting to the Engineering Manager. FTA operates and owns a large fleet of fixed wing Diamond, Socata Tobago and Mudry CAP10 aircraft and also Schweizer helicopters.


The position requires a CASA B1.2 licence or overseas equivalent.


The salary for this role will depend on qualifications and experience of the LAME applicant and is between $75,000 to $90,000 per annum.


If an overseas licence conversion is required for the applicant, FTA will ensure the applicant is paid the salary of an AME until the licence conversion is complete, then the salary will be that of a LAME in the indicative range as stated above.


If you believe this role is for you, please provide your Expression of Interest and Resume, and if applicable your visa status, to Bernadette Thackeray


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