Marshalls honours and employs Broughton apprentices
Marshall Aviation Services honour four on the completion of apprenticeship.
Marshall Aviation Services has honoured – and permantently employed – four apprentices at an awards ceremony at the company’s Broughton, North Wales facility, which it aquired from Beechcraft in September 2013.
Steve Fitz-Gerald, chief executive officer of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, said: “Today, we celebrate the excellent record of achievement of our four apprentices. They have excelled themselves and should feel very proud. The company has run an unbroken apprenticeship programme since the 1920s and we recognise the value it brings in providing young people with the skills they need to develop and add value to the workplace.
“It is vital that we continue to provide opportunities for young people to get on in life,” added Fitz-Gerald.
Following the completion of a three year Modern Apprentice Programme with the company, Ben Worrall, Rhys Edwards and Andy Thomas (who completed a dual apprenticeship in electrical and airframe), along with Tom Griffith (who completed an airframe apprenticeship), were all presented with their certificates by Fitz-Gerald.
Over the course of their apprenticeship programme, Worrall, Edwards and Thomas achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Electrical and Airframe and Griffith achieved a NVQ Level 3 in Airframe. Three of the students additionally achieved the accolade of being commended at the North West Aerospace Alliance Awards Finals in 2011/12.
Marshall’s Broughton facility maintains a regular apprentice intake of up to three students per year from local colleges including Coleg Cambria – the College of North East Wales.
In 2012, Marshall consolidated its business aviation activity under the management of Steve Jones and launched the JETability brand, a one-stop shop for business jet users.