Airbus UK’s Broughton plant has this week paved the way for the future of over 150 young people via their established apprenticeship schemes.
The Aerospace giant has offered more apprenticeships than any other organisation in Wales for 2018, with a large number of new intakes working a variety of different roles at the Flintshire plant.
This week saw 100 craft apprentices, 40 undergraduates and 10 graduate trainees begin their next step in the world of engineering during what is an exciting time for the site.
With the advancement of technology and the launch of the new Beluga XL and work to expand in other areas, it’s a crucial time for the next generation to be pulled through in a time of excitement for aerospace in North Wales.
The apprenticeships have much critical acclaim in the past from thousands who’ve completed them and gone on to have a long and successful career in the industry.
Craf Apprentice Katherine Tyrrell said “You’re getting the benefit of an education and practical working skills in one whilst getting paid.
“Airbus is a very supportive employer and will drive your development to drive the future of the business”.
Meanwhile Engineering Degree Apprentice George Hollywood admits, “My favourite thing about being a part of Airbus is working in a very friendly environment with engaging projects.
“There are a lot of opportunities to grow as a person and develop new and existing skills. I love that during the first two years of the apprenticeship, you get to experience a little bit of all departments before having a choice of your final year placement where you stay in one place.
“This lets you decide for yourself what you like”.