Our links with industry partners are of great importance. We believe that collaboration with members of the aviation industry benefits everyone. The industry get better employees, and the students get better jobs. We work with a wide range of industry partners to ensure that young aviation professionals complete their training and education with the right blend of academic skills, practical / industry skills and employability / soft skills.

Our Aviation Skills Hubs are a key part of this. 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 provide access to industry programmes through new or existing training providers and / or colleges and partners. There are both physical and virtual hubs that specialise in at least one of our six areas of aviation (shown in the career pathways wheel).

Our Hubs are under development in a number of areas throughout the UK and we will provide updates when we are able to.

 
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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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  • 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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  • Ryan Cawsey

    Ryan Cawsey

    Area: Engineering

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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