At Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG), we take pride in guiding our people to set and achieve their career goals. In this week’s #TalentThursday, meet Paul McInerney our Training Manager at Atlantic Aviation Group.
What inspired you to work in Aircraft Maintenance?
I remember being in school and the career guidance teacher brought to my attention that the Irish Air Corps were advertising for aircraft apprentices. After reading the brochure and discussing it with the teacher, I seen it as an exciting career that would allow a lot of opportunity and also allow me to do mechanical work which I enjoyed.
Where did you work prior to AAG?
I served my apprenticeship in the Irish Air corps and did a stint in both Irish Helicopters and Club Air who were a charter airline.
How long have you been an employee in AAG and what positions have you held since you began your career here?
I joined the company back in January 1989 as a Mechanic. Since then, I have progressed through various roles – Supervisor, Inspector, Dual Roller, Senior Supervisor and Production Manager. All of these roles brought their challenges but also great enjoyment and allowed me to develop my skills in many different ways.
What is your current role in AAG and what does a day in AAG look like for you?
I am currently Training Manager in AAG.
My day to day role includes ensuring that employees are receiving their required training. That apprentices, cabin trainees and CAT A trainees, with the cooperation of Production, are given the opportunity to develop their skills throughout all areas of the aircraft. Also to work with production in identifying further training necessary for the organisation to develop further. To ensure that planned training is completed. In our Part 147 training school, the Atlantic Aviation Institute, I ensure that courses are run on schedule and that the required standards are maintained.
What are the benefits to working in AAG?
There is a good work/life balance here in AAG, I can get home easily to my family each evening due to no traffic in the West of Ireland! It also allows me to be involved in my local community through sports and other activities. AAG is a growing organisation and as such offers significant career opportunities for all its staff
What’s your favorite thing about working in AAG?
My favorite thing about working in AAG is the people in the organisation and how we work to support each other. Also every day is a different day bringing different challenges so you never get bored!