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London Gatwick Airport is on the hunt for future engineers and IT professionals as it announces it has expanded its apprenticeship programme for 2023.
There are currently applications for six vacancies across four different engineering and IT roles available:
• Engineering apprentice x 3
• Transport engineering apprentice x 1
• IT apprentice x 1
• Cyber apprentice x 1
Applications are open until 12th March 2023.
Gatwick’s apprenticeship programme has seen more than 300 people graduate since 1977.
The programme gives young engineers and IT professionals the opportunity to earn while they learn. Apprenticeships range from two to four-year programmes and, depending on the apprenticeship, will include studying at either East Surrey College in Redhill, Nescot College in Epsom or Langley College in Slough, alongside hands-on experience at the airport.
Gatwick currently has 17 engineering apprentices across four cohorts, taking on an equal split of male and female engineering candidates for the first time in 2021. The airport’s successful apprenticeship programme was recognised with second place in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the Rate My Apprenticeship Awards in both 2021-22 and 2022-23. Gatwick also placed second in the South East as best apprenticeship employers.
Dave White, Apprentice Development Lead, Gatwick Airport said: “We are delighted to be able to expand our apprenticeship programme offer this year, providing opportunities across IT as well as engineering, for the first time.
“The airport is an exciting and unique place for any young engineer to learn and develop their skills, and the programme has proved hugely successful over the years. We are confident our new apprenticeships across IT Service and Cyber Security will provide the same excellent environment for learning and development.
“A number of former apprentices – myself included – continue to enjoy wonderful careers at Gatwick. As part of our Apprenticeship Programme, recruits will gain a full insight into exactly what it takes to run the world’s busiest single runway airport.”