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London Biggin Hill Airport launches new apprenticeship scheme

London – 12 September 2018: London Biggin Hill is announcing a new apprenticeship scheme to open up a variety of career paths in the aviation industry to local people.

Working in association with East Surrey College, London Biggin Hill is aiming to recruit five apprentices, whose main duties will be to assist trained airport professionals with the daily operation of the hangar and ramp.

Natalie Smith, HR manager at London Biggin Hill, says: “This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and developing organisation. The new apprenticeship scheme will ensure our clients continue to receive an extraordinary customer experience at the airport, as well as helping to fulfil our commitment to providing jobs for the local community. In the last 12 months we’ve increased employment at the airport from 1,000 to 1,300 roles, a real boon for those living in the area.”

Leon Bartholomew, Ramp Coordinator at London Biggin Hill Airport, adds: “In this job we support some of the world’s most elite clients and corporations on a daily basis, so we have a real responsibility to our customers to maintain the highest possible levels of professionalism and service. It’s a great team and we’re looking forward to seeing it grow.”

Richards Brooks, East Surrey College, says: “We are delighted to be working with London Biggin Hill on this new apprenticeship scheme. The prospect of gaining experience at Europe’s fastest growing business aviation airport will appeal to a number of our students, particularly those looking to work in aviation or customer service-focussed roles.”

The new scheme follows a year of expansion at the airport, which has also seen the announcement of the on-site London Aerospace & Technology College, set to launch in September 2019.

Applications for the apprenticeship close on 30th September. Further information and details of how to apply at



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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.