Aeronautical Apprenticeship Launch at Northbrook
N orthbrookCollege took the opportunity of the RAFA Airshow at Shoreham Airport to launch its Aero Apprenticeship Programme.
The event, sponsored by the Skills for Technology Project, included speakers from Virgin Atlantic Airways, British Airways and The Civil Aviation Authority who spoke about their apprenticeship programmes, the changing industry and the skills needed to ensure the viability of the industry in the future. Employers who attended from throughout the region were also treated to a tour of the superb facilities available for aero students at the College. The morning concluded with a champagne lunch before enjoying the attractions of the Airshow and flying displays.
The speakers spoke of the incredible breadth of expertise in the aero industry but, for the industry to maintain its position in the global market, a whole new generation of inspired workers (apprentices), with the new ideas and willingness to gain new skills will be required to push aerospace forwards.
With university places becoming scarcer, many more young people now will look at gaining practical skills as a route into employment. The key challenge, however, has always been encouraging employers to see the benefits to their company of employing an apprentice. Northbrook is committed to offering aero apprenticeships along with the many other subject areas. The College boasts experienced staff and superb facilities with many potential apprentices looking for placements. Northbrook is looking for employers who are willing to give a young person the chance to get a foothold on the career ladder.
For more information on how an apprenticeship could benefit your business please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01903 606375 or email email@example.com