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Resource Group join the Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Project

Project Spitfire AA810 is dedicated to the memory of all the men of the Photographic Reconnaissance Unit who risked, and gave , their lives during the Second World War.

The majority of the men who flew AA810 had an engineering background; indeed for some their career progression was halted permanently with their commitment to defend their country which was newly at War. Sandy Gunn was studying to be a diesel engineer when he joined the RAF in 1940; he would never return to realise his career prospects.

Now, 100 years on from his birth and recognising the severe shortage of future engineers in the UK, and indeed the western world, on 27 September 2019 at Cranfield University Airfield, the Spitfire AA810 Project launched the Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Program (ACP).

The purpose of the Sandy Gunn ACP being to:

  • excite young people’s interest in engineering generally via the medium of aerospace;

  • inform them of the current and potential related career opportunities available;

  • explain the routes into those careers;

  • build a support network of like-minded individuals that will help maintain, and further, the purpose of the ACP as each member progresses their career.

  • The ACP will utilise a travelling presentation road show with ACP staff and industry speakers which will move around the UK to spread relevant and up-to-date industry information. Additionally an annual workshop will be held where those interested in discovering the hands-on skills required to restore WW2 aircraft can do so in the project’s workshop.

Resource Group is proud to announce that we have joined the Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Programme. 

Dr Michael Smith FRAeS, Chairman, Sandy Gunn Aerospace Careers Programme, said:

“Recognising that the whole point of the ACP is to introduce young people to the potential and extremely varied careers available in the Aerospace & Aviation industries, we are delighted that the Resource Group, a most significant stepping-stone in that careers progression, has now joined Project AA810. As a previous search consultant and professional executive coach for the aerospace, defence and motorsport industries, I warmly welcome them to the team.”

Stephan Hickman, CEO Resource Group, said:

“Resource Group is an aerospace skills business and we are passionate about motivating young people into the industry. The aims and objectives of Project AA810 align with our own and the ACP provides a platform that promotes and builds on these. The story behind Spitfire AA810 and the men who flew her and similar aircraft provide a source of inspiration and unique values that Resource Group is immensely proud to be associated with.”

 

For further information on the Spitfire AA810 project please click here. 

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