19 August 2013

British Government supports aerospace careers for young students at Airbus Broughton A350 wing plant

Business Minister Michael Fallon praised Airbus’ dedication to the future of the aerospace industry during a visit to the Broughton plant this week. He was in North Wales to announce the first intake of students in a £6m Airbus-sponsored graduate scheme that will support more careers in aerospace.

Mark Stewart, general manager Airbus UK, with Conroy Iwhiwhu, EDS Innovation Works Aerospace MSc, Michael Fallon and Gareth Davies, head of A350 wing assembly

The government has awarded 100 bursaries to employees and graduates at the plant to study Masters (MSc) level degrees in aerospace engineering, which will help the sector develop the high-level skills it needs to compete globally.

The bursaries will cover the cost of tuition fees up to £9,500 and will encourage participating students to forge relationships with UK aerospace companies through project work and placements.

Based on the article “Business minister praises Airbus graduates scheme” published in The Chester Chornicle

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