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BIH regularly recruits for pilots, engineers, administration and aviation sales personnel to add to its talented 150-strong air and ground teams. Our current vacancies are listed below.  Should you be interested in applying for a role, please forward your CV to the details provided and we will be in touch.


Licensed Helicopter Engineers B1.3 and/or B2 (Employed).

Do you enjoy change and are looking to work on a number of different aircraft types, with great people and a range of fabulous benefits that can let you live life flexibly?

British International Helicopters currently operate AW189, S61 and AS365 N2 type helicopters from a number of different sites around the globe, predominantly supporting the Ministry of Defence with training, passenger transfers, tasking and SAR.

As we move our business forward, we are looking for a number of flexible people to join us in our new phase of exciting expansion, with the AW139 to be added this year.

You will need to be qualified in one or more of our existing aircraft types, although we are willing to support the right candidates with additional type ratings that fit with our operation, especially the AW139.  Having a ‘C’ licence in one or more types would be an advantage and would also be reflected in your pay.

Working on both line and base maintenance, you will need to be able to demonstrate competence in fault finding, scheduled maintenance and installation of modifications, including the use of hand tools and specialised test equipment.

Ideal candidates will have the ability to work with minimal supervision. You must also be an effective team player, capable of working as part of a small dedicated team of engineers and be able to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business. Organising your workload within the limits set and taking responsibility for your own work is also essential. You will also need to be dextrous, physically agile and in general good health to obtain work permits in remote parts or the world.

We can offer a number of different employment contracts including:

  • Annual Hours Flexible contract (permanent employment of between 900 and 1800 hrs per year) – We agree at interview the number of hours you can commit to us, and the company will plan that in with our work schedule

Or

  • Fixed Term employment contracts of 6 or 12 months

The benefits you can expect to enjoy from us are:

  • Pay dependent on qualifications and number of applicable type ratings
  • 33 days paid annual leave per year (pro-rata depending on hours)
  • Defined contribution pension scheme with life assurance
  • Sick pay
  • Fully funded training opportunities on new aircraft types (some unbonded)
  • Accommodation or accommodation allowance*

If you are interested, please send your c.v and details to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via email at recruitment@bih.uk.com, and we will be in touch.

Note: All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and/or Falkland Islands.
(* where applicable for people not living close to one of our sites and pro rata depending on hours of work) 


B1.3 Licensed Engineers (AW189 Type Rated)

British International Helicopters Services Ltd provides helicopter support and Search & Rescue to a number of sites across the world including the UK and Falkland Islands.

We are currently seeking an individual to join our ~Engineer Department as a AW189 B1.3 Licensed Engineer, at our site at Mount Pleasant, on the Falkland Islands, in the South Atlantic.

To help us achieve our goals, we are looking for an individual who can appropriately manage their own workload, you will need to be organised, flexible and happy to work in a fast-moving and demanding environment, where the priorities can change at short notice and deadlines are often tight.

Working on both line and base maintenance, you will need to be able to demonstrate competence in fault finding, scheduled maintenance and installation of modifications, including the use of hand tools and specialised test equipment.

Ideal candidates will have the ability to work with minimum supervision. You must also be an effective team player, capable of working as part of a small, dedicated team of engineers and be able to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business. Organising your workload within the limits set and taking responsibility for your own work is also essential. A Type Rating on the AW189 is essential for this position.

The role will be based on a rotational pattern of 6 weeks on, 6 weeks off; working 6 days per week, during 6 weeks on dependent upon operational requirements.

This position is based in the Falkland Islands, the successful candidate will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falklands Islands resident.

If you are interested in this opportunity and possess the relevant skills and experience to be successful, please submit your CV via email Lynn Goodwin (HR Advisor) via email: recruitment@bih.uk.com


Structural Airframe Repair Engineer (Unlicensed) – Flexible Contract

British International Helicopters currently operate AW189, S61 and AS365 N2 type helicopters from a number of different sites around the globe, predominantly supporting the Ministry of Defence with training, passenger transfers, tasking and SAR.

We are currently recruiting for a skilled Structural Airframe Repair Engineer (Unlicensed) to join our operation team in the Falklands and UK on a flexible permanent basis. Reporting to the Chief Engineer at the location employed, this is an exciting opportunity to join our highly professional team.

As a Structural Airframe Repair Engineer, you will be responsible for performing a wide range of repairs to both traditional and composite structure, in addition to assisting with general aircraft maintenance tasks in the further capacity of an Unlicensed Aircraft Engineer. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in structural and composite airframe repairs, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and installation of mechanical modifications, including the use of specialist hand tools and test equipment.

Essential:

  • Formal aeronautical training in aircraft maintenance disciplines e.g. apprenticeship or C&G training
  • Further formal training in specialist airframe structure and composite component repairs
  • At least 2 years’ experience in base and line maintenance
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to take responsibility for own worklist
  • Effective team player – able to work as part of a small dedicated team
  • Excellent communication skills – have the ability to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business

Ideal candidates will have the ability to work with minimal supervision. You must also be an effective team player, capable of working as part of a small dedicated team of engineers and be able to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business. Organising your workload within the limits set and taking responsibility for your own work is also essential. You will also need to be dextrous, physically agile and in general good health to obtain work permits in remote parts or the world.

The benefits you can expect to enjoy from us are:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • 33 days paid annual leave per year (pro-rata depending on hours)
  • Defined contribution pension scheme with life assurance
  • Sick pay
  • Fully funded training opportunities on new aircraft types (some unbonded)
  • Accommodation or accommodation allowance*

If you are interested, please send your c.v and details to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via email at recruitment@bih.uk.com, and we will be in touch.
Note: All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and/or Falkland Islands.

(* where applicable for people not living close to one of our sites and pro rata depending on hours of work)

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter, letting us know your current situation, what relevant experience you have and how you match our requirements. Applications should be addressed to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via Email: recruitment@bih.uk.com

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