in Aerospace / Events

‘Aviation Live’ inspires aviation apprentices

Posted 11 February 2020 · Add Comment

During the 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week, which took place last week, 3rd to 7th February 2020, 35,000 school children tuned-in to ‘Aviation Live’ – a broadcast organised by Gatwick Airport and Learn Live, designed to inspire the aviation apprentices of the future.


Courtesy Gatwick Airport


Thirty-five thousand students from three hundred UK schools tuned into ‘Aviation Live’ on 4th February – in a real-time broadcast designed to inspire young people to consider a career in aviation.  

Children from as far away as Scotland and Cornwall tuned into the broadcast at Oakwood School, Horley and put questions to airport staff in a ‘Top Gear-style’ studio format.

The event was purposely timed to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week and questions were put to easyJet’s first apprentice cabin crew member and a Border Force employee who completed an apprenticeship.

The live broadcast also ‘patched in’ to two Gatwick engineering apprentices standing beside the runway, while telling the 35,000 viewers about what inspired them to become an apprentice at the world’s most efficient single runway airport.

Throughout the broadcast, the children and young people were particularly interested in getting advice on the apprenticeship application process.

The event was organised by Gatwick and Learn Live – an organisation that brings live learning into the classroom – in a partnership specifically designed to encourage young people to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related-careers.

Liberty Frankland, Engineering Apprentice at Gatwick Airport said: “It was so inspiring to see the amount of engaging questions and the interest that everyone had in apprenticeships. I really hope they came away from Aviation Live with a new and positive view on the job opportunities there are at Gatwick and in the aviation sector.”

The Aviation Live event is part of Gatwick’s Education Employment and Skills programme, which includes other Learn Live broadcasts and airport roadshows designed to encourage local children to take Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects by demonstrating their relevance to a wide range of careers at the airport.

Gatwick’s broad community engagement programme – which includes Education Employment and Skills - is designed to generate meaningful and lasting impacts on the lives of local communities, particularly the young, elderly and other vulnerable groups.

Tim Rose, Teacher at Oakwood School, Horley, said: “The recording of Aviation Live was a great success and we had 100 Year 7 and Year 8 students participate as a live audience during the broadcast - watching with enthusiasm - and just a little bit of envy, as four of the Oakwood Year 11 students stood and asked questions from the runway at Gatwick Airport.

“The students were really excited and keen to get involved in the programme and were impeccably behaved throughout the live recording.”




 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Aircraft order backlog offers longer-term reassurance in challenging 2020

Figures for January and February aircraft orders and deliveries show 314 aircraft orders, the largest January-February in the last six years and a 471% increase on the same period last year.

Airbus supplies face masks to support fight against COVID-19

Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight between Europe and China to deliver additional face mask supplies to France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom health systems, in support of the COVID-19 crisis efforts.

UK aviation industry calls for more Government support

Almost 40 cross-party Members of Parliament have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer - backed by the the Airport Operators Association (AOA) and Airlines UK - to call for more support for the UK aviation industry to deal with the

ADS members join VentilatorChallengeUK consortium

Today it was announced that the UK’s aerospace, automotive and medical sectors have come together within the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium, to produce 10,000 medical ventilators.

Osprey CSL launches Osprey KIDS

Aviation consultancy Osprey Consulting Services Limited (CSL) has created a dedicated website providing aviation-based home learning, activities and resources for parents and children, called Osprey KIDS.

Chapman Freeborn responds to heavy demand from China

Over the past 48 hours, global charter broker company Chapman Freeborn has experienced a surge in cargo charter requests for humanitarian cargo and medical supplies (typically N95 respirators) from China into Europe and Africa.

IQPC SK0403300420
See us at
DVD 2020SMI favws BT06020406203CDSE BT2702150720