Education is of the upmost importance to Aviation Skills Partnership.

We want aviation to become a part of the mainstream education system in the UK. We don’t want our industry to appear aloof, inaccessible, and elitist. From a young age, children and teenagers will know that, no matter what their background, a career in aviation is achievable.

We are in the process of introducing localised aviation hubs which will be based in schools, colleges, and universities across the country. This will give young people a local, accessible connection to the aviation industry and will provide them with the resources and information they need to pursue an aviation career. One of our first projects is to create, develop and implement the International Aviation Academy - Norwich which will be rooted in Engineering but will grow to cover all six areas of aviation. Our Hubs are under development in a number of areas throughout the UK and we will provide updates when we are able to.

Aviation Skills Partnership endeavours to connect aviation employers, charities, training providers, universities, colleges, schools, and awarding bodies, so that we can support each other and the aviation professionals of tomorrow.

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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
  • 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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  • Louie Trott

    Louie Trott

    Area: Piloting

    Louie is currently completeing an FAAOA Aviation Gliding Scholarship. 


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  • Oliver Parker

    Oliver Parker

    Area: Piloting

    Oliver is a First Officer with easyJet. 


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  • Anna McGrady

    Anna McGrady

    Area: Piloting

    Anna is a First Officer for EasyJet. She is based at London Gatwick and flies an Airbus A320.

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  • Dee Amos

    Dee Amos

    Area: Engineering

    Dee works in aviation engineering for a major airline. She mentors people in the science, technology, engineer, and maths sector.

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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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  • Etienne Brown

    Etienne Brown

    Area: Piloting

    Etienne is currently studying for his airline transport pilot’s licence at Tayside Aviation on the Professional Aviation Pilot Practice degree.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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