Ten students aged between 15 and 18 will take part in a week-long aerospace educational programme at London Biggin Hill Airport.
The annual Aim High scholarship, run with aviation charity fly2help, is designed to inspire young people to pursue careers in the aviation industry by providing them with hands-on experience of different jobs.
Each year, ten students aged between 15 and 18 are chosen to participate following a thorough application process, including an interview.
“Aim High is part of a plan to ensure sustainable growth by motivating young people to consider a career in aviation,” said Colin Hitchins, community engagement manager, London Biggin Hill Airport. “It comes as the airport prepares to launch the new London Aerospace & Technology College in 2019.
“As a key employer in the area, it’s our vision to attract generations of the same family to work at London Biggin Hill and in the last 12 months, we’ve increased employment from 1,000 to 1,300 jobs.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming ten of the airport’s next potential recruits during this year’s Aim High scholarship week.”
Applications for this year’s Aim High scholarship close on 17 September, with interviews taking place on 30 September. The programme will take place the week commencing 22 October. Visit www.fly2help.org/aim-high to apply.