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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Apprenticeships off to flying start

The Aviation People (TAP) is supporting the UK government’s commitment to create two million apprenticeships over the lifetime of the current parliament, by providing opportunities in the aviation industry. Since May 2014, TAP has been providing a pre-employment training programme and a 10-week work-based traineeship for people interested in learning more about the aviation industry. TAP works in partnership with training organisations and the Department for Skills and Industry to create employment opportunities for unemployed young people. Dozens of apprentices have taken part in the scheme to date, which can lead to a job at a UK-based airport. “Our mission is to develop, equip and train the next generation of aviation professionals,” said TAP Managing Director Arabella Underwood. According to the UK government, apprenticeships play an important role in the UK’s economy, as people are given the opportunity to earn while they learn. The government’s Get In. Go Far campaign aims to inspire young people to consider an apprenticeship alongside university. TAP is part of the Cobra Group of companies. Did you know? More than 20,000 new apprenticeships were pledged by employers during National Apprenticeship Week 2014 and almost half of all firms are set to hire apprentices by 2019.