The Air League has launched a scholarship, backed by Marshall Aerospace. The aim is to support young people in exploring aviation and aerospace careers.
The Air League, an aviation and aerospace charity in the UK, with a vision focused on changing lives through aviation, has been working with Marshall Aerospace for the past six months to bring this opportunity to life.
Marshall Aerospace, based at Cambridge City Airport, is one of the largest privately owned independent aerospace and defence companies in the UK.
Four scholars will have the opportunity to shadow engineering and maintenance personnel as well as work on current projects underway at the airport. The scheme will include full board accommodation for the two-week duration of the scholarship and travel costs can be covered.
Applications opened on 17 April and will close on 21 May. The scholarship is open to all who would be interested in sparking a career in the aviation sector, who is 18 or over by 1 June 2023, a UK citizen, and an Air League member. Air League membership is available by signing up for individual membership on the charity’s website.
“At The Air League, our vision is to change lives through aviation and believe there should be no educational, financial or social barriers for those who want to succeed,” said Ian Morrison, CEO of Air League. “We’re therefore thrilled to be working with Marshall Aerospace to provide four new paid scholarships for the next generation of aspiring aerospace engineers. Marshall Aerospace is a stalwart of the local aviation industry, and their support sends a strong signal of how important it is for businesses across the industry to support paid placement schemes like this one.”
“Marshall Aerospace has a proud history of supporting young people to launch their careers in aerospace engineering and we are delighted to be involved in this new initiative, particularly at a time when our industry is facing such a significant skills shortage,” said Neil McManus, managing director, Marshall Aerospace.
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