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Aviation Skills Partnership Manifesto 2016 - 2021

The UK has historically had a world-leading aviation industry, but is currently facing a deficit in young aviation professionals.

Young people are given the impression that our industry is aloof and unobtainable, a negative perception that we intend to challenge and change.

We need to ensure that young people in Britain see the pathways to the industry as identifiable, accessible, and available to all. We have therefore recently launched our Aviation Skills Manifesto at the House of Commons, to secure the future of Britain’s aviation industry.

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Professional Pilot

Professional Pilot

Our Pilot Pathway is a unique programme that leads to a job as a professional pilot.
Air Traffic Control

Air Traffic Control

We are currently working closely with our partners to develop an Air Traffic Control Pathway.
Airport Operations

Airport Operations

We offer programmes and support from early interest through to developing your career in aviation.
Operations & Crewing

Operations & Crewing

We are currently working closely with our partners to develop an Air Traffic Control Pathway.
Cabin Crew

Cabin Crew

Our great pathway includes the opportunity to attend a Cabin Crew Attestation course.
Engineering & Maintenance

Engineering & Maintenance

We have worked closely with our partners to develop the first aviation engineering degree courses available in the UK.
  • Professional Pilot

    Professional Pilot

    Our Pilot Pathway is a unique programme that leads to a job as a professional pilot.
  • Air Traffic Control

    Air Traffic Control

    We are currently working closely with our partners to develop an Air Traffic Control Pathway.
  • Airport Operations

    Airport Operations

    We offer programmes and support from early interest through to developing your career in aviation.
  • Operations & Crewing

    Operations & Crewing

    We are currently working closely with our partners to develop an Air Traffic Control Pathway.
  • Cabin Crew

    Cabin Crew

    Our great pathway includes the opportunity to attend a Cabin Crew Attestation course.
  • Engineering & Maintenance

    Engineering & Maintenance

    We have worked closely with our partners to develop the first aviation engineering degree courses available in the UK.
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    • 2RAeS
    • 3KLM
    • ATC
    • Airleague
    • Airwayaviation
    • CTC
    • CityNorwich
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    • Helic
    • Kindstoncollege
    • Shinx
    • Space
    • UEA
    • UNiversity-of-south-wales
    • UTC
    • Wolverhampton
    • middlesex
    • mirus
    Ambassador Testimonials
    • Ryan Cawsey

      Ryan Cawsey

      Area: Engineering

      Ryan is an apprentice aeronautical engineer at Magellan Aerospace UK in North Wales.

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    • Louie Trott

      Louie Trott

      Area: Piloting

      Louie is currently completeing an FAAOA Aviation Gliding Scholarship. 

       

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    • Blake Neale

      Blake Neale

      Area: Piloting

      Blake is enrolled on the BSc Hons Professional Aviation Pilots Practice degree program with Tayside Aviation Dundee.

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    • Ninesh Visavadia

      Ninesh Visavadia

      Area: Piloting

      With the help of Aviation Skills Partnership, Ninesh is currently pursuing his dream of becoming a commercial pilot.

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    • Kenny Drummond

      Kenny Drummond

      Area: Piloting

      Kenny is enrolled on the BSc in Professional Aviation Pilot Practice degree programme with Tayside Aviation and Middlesex University.

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    • Amy George

      Amy George

      Area: Piloting

      Amy George is on track to become one of the world’s youngest female commercial helicopter pilots.

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    • Mairi Lewis

      Mairi Lewis

      Area: Piloting

      Mairi began Tayside Aviation’s degree programme in 2015. She holds a private pilot’s licence and is on her way to becoming a professional pilot.

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    • Steven Hadley

      Steven Hadley

      Area: Piloting

      Steven is a commercial pilot. He is earning and learning, flying for Airbus while completing his BSC Honours Degree in Professional Pilot Practices.

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    • Oliver Parker

      Oliver Parker

      Area: Piloting

      Oliver is a First Officer with easyJet. 

       

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    • Ben Russell

      Ben Russell

      Area: Operations

      Ben works for TAG Aviation, they are a leading Aircraft Management and Charter company based at Farnborough airport.

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    Latest News

    • Aviation Skills Partnership attending Pilot Careers Live in London

      Aviation Skills Partnership attending Pilot Careers Live in London

      If you live in, around, or within easy travelling distance of Dublin, we’ve got a date for your diaries. On the 22nd April 2017, Aviation Skills Partnership will be at the Pilot Careers Live event at Heathrow.

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    • Youth Aviation Day 2017

      Youth Aviation Day 2017

      The Youth Aviation Day is an annual event which brings together young people from many different backgrounds and organisations, including; the scouts, air cadets, fire cadets, police cadets, army cadets and more.

       

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    • Simon Witts: 'Towards A UK Aviation Skills Plan'

      Simon Witts: 'Towards A UK Aviation Skills Plan'

      In February 2013, Simon Witts (founder & CEO of Aviation Skills Partnership) wrote a paper entitled ‘TOWARDS A UK AVIATION SKILLS PLAN’.

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    • ASP at the Aviation Education Conference 2017

      ASP at the Aviation Education Conference 2017

      On the 25th March, ASP joined aviation organisations from across the nation at the 10th YES annual Aviation Education Conference at Brooklands Museum in Surrey. We also sponsored this year’s event, as we believe that opportunities to work together for the benefit of young people and the aviation industry are invaluable.

      The focus for this year’s event was ‘How aviation can engage youth’. There were talks from a variety of organisations from many different sectors of aviation, each with their own angle on youth engagement. There were speakers from more recreational organisations such as The Joystick Club, through to the career-focused talk from the RAF recruiting team. The day even took a technological turn as Rob Barsby talked about the Air League Youth Aviation app and the way that social media can engage youth.


      We’re proud to have been represented at the event by one of our excellent ambassadors: Ben Russell. Ben gave a talk on our Aircrew Career Pathways, while CEO Simon Witts gave an enlightening overview of our plans and activities.

      Louie Trott, also in attendance, said “I believe that the continuing work from Aviation skills partnership, will help the younger generation to get into aviation. From the conference the main point I took away was that; in the face of adversity you should always pursue a hankering for aviation.'”

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    • ASP at Norfolk Skills & Careers Festival 2017

      ASP at Norfolk Skills & Careers Festival 2017

      ASP staff Lee Sutton and Devon Green attended the Norfolk Skills & Careers Festival

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    • Aviation Skills Partnership Goes International

      Aviation Skills Partnership Goes International

      ASP will be crossing the pond to attend the HAI Helicopter Expo in Dallas, Texas

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