London Biggin Hill kicks off outreach year with five new apprentices
London – 8 January 2019: London Biggin Hill is beginning 2019 by welcoming five new apprentices, demonstrating its commitment to local education, outreach and training that will support ongoing growth at the airport.
The positions, first announced in September in association with East Surrey College, have been filled by Rhys Bartlett (22), Joel Chivers (25), Aidan Malahu (18), Sebastian Marchant (19) and Ahmed Shah (18). London Biggin Hill’s new airport apprentices will assist with the daily operation of the hangar and ramp, moving aircraft and supporting customers. Learning their craft, they’ll work side by side with experienced mentors.
Sebastian Marchant says: “I’ve always had an interest in aviation and I’ve wanted to work at London Biggin Hill since I visited their airshows as a child. My family are so excited, as they know that the airport is growing and that I can be part of that development.”
Andy Patsalides, marketing manager, London Biggin Hill Airport says: “Starting the new year with five new apprentices demonstrates our commitment to inspiring and training the next generation of aviation professionals. Record growth for the airport in 2018 means we can invest back into the local community and continue to boost employment.”
“Over the coming months we’ll be announcing a series of initiatives linked to tackling the industry-wide workforce shortage in aviation. The new on-site London Aerospace & Technology College is set to open in 2020, increasing opportunities for scholarships, apprenticeships and specialist education. Only by investing in the future can we hope to continue our upwards trajectory,” added Patsalides.