Iberia Maintenance has welcomed the new class of 68 vocational training students, who will do their internship with the company.

The students have studied at the Centro Formación Profesional Profesor Raúl Vázquez and the IES Barajas and will carry out training internships in classroom or DUAL mode for periods of between three and nine months, where they will complete the curriculum while adapting to a real working environment.

These internships are monitored by Iberia tutors in the different production areas where the students are assigned: Engines, Components, Heavy Maintenance and Line Maintenance.

María Guilarte, Iberia Maintenance’s Transformation Director, explained the strategy behind this collaboration with the two training centres: “Aircraft maintenance is a sector that requires highly qualified professionals with very specific training.

“With these collaboration agreements, our aim is to train today’s students, who will be tomorrow’s professionals, and to anticipate a possible shortage of certain profiles in the labour market. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of them”.

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José Luis Benítez, Director of CIFP Profesor Raúl Vazquez, said: “Dual vocational training provides a great opportunity for young people to enter the labour market after acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge applicable to the current needs of companies.

“Specifically, in our collaboration with Iberia Maintenance, we contribute to training the specialised profiles needed by the airline industry and which, in addition, have a high employability rate.

“Being in permanent contact with companies is key to training great professionals. Initial training takes place at the educational centre and at the end in the workplace. The training that we are carrying out jointly between companies and educational centres is of high quality and is the training that companies demand.

“It is necessary to highlight the advantages of vocational training as an undoubtedly valid method for the insertion of professionals in the labour market and that the message reaches young people who are evaluating the different educational options.

“The world of aviation requires highly qualified workers, but that does not mean that only engineers are needed, but a very wide range of professionals, who can then continue training to complete the necessary studies to continue growing”, says Pablo Valbuena, Head of Studies at IES Barajas.

Since the start of the agreements to carry out vocational training internships in 2018, around 300 students have completed their training at La Muñoza, 40% of whom have been hired by the company.
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