Resource Group celebrates aircraft maintenance apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week

Resource Group is flying the flag for its apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week, announcing a new partnership with AirTanker Services Ltd to deliver an aircraft engineering apprenticeship.

The AirTanker apprenticeship scheme will commence in September 2016 and four to six apprentices will start a two year programme to gain a City and Guilds Diploma in On-Aircraft Maintenance (2675) and an Extended Level 3 NVQ in Aeronautical Engineering, On-Aircraft Maintenance (1789) and an EASA Part-66, Category A Licence.

The engineers will begin training by spending eight months at Resource Group’s Aviation Technical Training division at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire, followed by periods of practical on-the-job training at AirTanker Services facilities, RAF Brize Norton.

Resource Group has delivered 300 new starters to industry over the past seven years and as such, the training model has become highly regarded in industry, used by clients such as Thomson Airways, EasyJet, Cobham, CHC and Bond to name a few.

Recently, Aaron Duckworth, a Thomson Airways newly qualified apprentice won a place on Squad UK after competing at the Worldskills UK competition and will go to Abu Dhabi for the world finals in 2017.

Ian Fitzpatrick, director of Resource Group’s Aviation Technical Training division said: “National Apprenticeship Week is a great time to celebrate the importance of investing in future workforce sustainability and we’re proud to support that through partnerships with our clients such as Air Tanker.”

“This is the first step for us to build our future talent by reaching out to the local community and supporting our continued growth.” said Keith Filbey, AirTanker Services MD.

Recruitment for the AirTanker apprenticeship is expected to start in late March / early April with candidates expected to hold 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above including Maths, Physics and English. For information on how to apply to the AirTanker apprenticeship scheme please visit the website.

For further details about the Resource Group apprenticeship course content please click here.

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