Jet Aviation Basel starts new apprenticeship programme


Jet Aviation Basel apprenticeship

Jet Aviation Basel begins to implement a new Swiss apprenticeship programme from autumn 2014.
Jet Aviation Basel apprenticeship

Jet Aviation Basel apprenticeship

Jet Aviation Basel has received authorisation from the Department of Education in the Canton of Basel to start an apprenticeship programme.

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In cooperation with the Department of Education in Basel, Jet Aviation Basel is initiating this new apprenticeship programme to commence in the autumn of 2014.

Johannes Turzer, vice president and general manager of maintenance at Jet Aviation Basel, said: “We are very pleased to provide these development opportunities to highly motivated aviation students.”

“The new apprenticeship program is the next initiative in our ongoing efforts to attract young people to this industry. It will augment our well-established program with our French partners of the Lycée Jean-Mermoz in Saint-Louis, France. Our goal is to ensure we have the skilled workers that we will require in the future in order to continue meeting the highest business aviation standards,” added Turzer.

Neil Boyle, vice president of the Jet Aviation Basel completions centre, said: “In an industry where the finest and rarest materials are hand-crafted by skilled craftsmen, we have a strong interest in helping our youth learn and develop industry-specific skills from day one.”

“As a leading completions facility for private and executive aircraft, our upholstery apprenticeship program represents an excellent career opportunity for young artisans possessing a flair for detail and a passion for perfection.” Boyle added.

Jet Aviation Basel is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8 and has already completed numerous Airbus 319ACJ, A320, A330, A340 and Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747-400 aircraft. The facility is also able to perform completions on many other types of business aircraft.