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Date posted: 09-10-2017
As part of ongoing efforts to encourage more young people to pursue careers in the sector, London Biggin Hill is also working in partnership with the college, the London Borough of Bromley and Bombardier to establish a new London Aerospace & Technology College on-site at the airport. The initiative will address the shortage of aerospace engineers and the wider skills needs of the aviation industry.
Hosting the students and providing the tour, Andy Patsalides, marketing manager at London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “We are always delighted to host students pursuing a career in aerospace and engineering, and show them the rich heritage and exciting innovation that exists side-by-side at a site such as London Biggin Hill Airport.
“Highly skilled engineers have excellent salary prospects and job satisfaction, and employment in the aviation sector is at a record high: as London Biggin Hill is in the process of expanding, I envisage there will be excellent opportunities for these and other students in the future.”
Student Kaisin Dawe adds: “The tour has been enlightening, and has given me a much clearer idea of what it will be like working on real aircraft when I finish my course. I would love to come and work at London Biggin Hill Airport when I’ve completed my Level 3 qualifications, and with the opportunities soon to be available through its expansion, my chances of achieving this dream are very real.”
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About London Biggin Hill Airport
London Biggin Hill Airport is located 12 miles from central London and offers award-winning VIP handling, a choice of FBOs, extensive hangarage, support and maintenance services for all ranges of business jets.
A designated UK Port of Entry, Biggin Hill is free of runway slot constraints. An exclusive six-minute helicopter transfer service to and from the heart of London makes it the fastest transfer of any London airport.
Biggin Hill is the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital and is already home to over 65 commercial and aviation activities.
There are very few places in the world other than Biggin Hill where aircraft operators and support companies can conduct all aspects of their business operations, management and maintenance at the heart of a global city and with the confidence in their ability to expand and develop over time.