London Biggin Hill Airport, together with East Surrey College, has announced an apprenticeship scheme designed to recruit individuals to assist with daily hangar and ramp operations. The program is intended for students who demonstrate an interest in aviation or customer service focused careers. Under the initiative, five apprentices will be selected to work in tandem with trained professionals; interested candidates can apply through September 30.
“This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and developing organization. The new apprenticeship scheme will ensure our clients continue to receive an extraordinary customer experience at the airport, as well as help to fulfill our commitment to providing jobs for the local community,” said Natalie Smith, HR manager at London Biggin Hill.
During an expansion phase, the airport has seen an increase in employment from 1,000 to 1,300 roles within the last 12 months. An on-site London Aerospace and Technology College is also set to launch in September of next year.
“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,” said Richard Brooks of East Surrey College.