24th October 2017
York College is launching a unique Aviation Engineering and Maintenance Apprenticeship in January 2018, training skilled professionals in aviation maintenance, design, engineering and manufacturing.
Trainees will ultimately become aeronautical or aerospace engineers, capable of designing and developing products such as airliners, helicopters, fighter jets and space vehicles. They will also work on components that make up aircraft such as landing gears, engines and electrical/electronic systems requiring a highly specialised skillset.
Places are still available on the five year Apprenticeship, covering Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5, with York College delivering the engineering aspect of the programme, in conjunction with Brooks Aviation Consultancy Services (BACS), a UK CAA approved training provider. The qualification will enable apprentices to obtain nationally recognised educational qualifications alongside the globally recognised European Aircraft Engineers’ Licence.
Dave Brooks, Director at BACS Limited says: “We are delighted to form a partnership with one of the country’s leading Further Education Colleges. The Aviation Engineering Apprenticeship, designed by both organisations, has been well received by the International Aviation Community and the UK Aviation Industry lead Aviation Apprentice Trailblazing Committee. York and Yorkshire has a rich Aviation heritage and this scheme will support the local, national and International Aviation Community in delivering World Class and high calibre training for people keen to enter and work in Aviation Engineering. This is simply the highest standard course and level of Training available in the UK and offers the best and most robust training for Aviation Engineers. We can’t wait to start the programme in January 2018.”
Lisa Wheeler, Head of Engineering at York College is delighted to offer this exciting training opportunity: “Aerospace engineering offers some of the best hands-on careers in the world. Having the opportunity to work for aerospace manufacturers and design organisations, employees can become highly skilled in building and designing the airframes and other components of aircraft such as the engines or avionics systems. Another exciting career path is aircraft maintenance, with engineers traveling around the world maintaining, inspecting and servicing aircraft whilst adhering to high international safety standards.”