Meeting the engineers of the future

For over 70 years Middlesex Aerospace has been actively nurturing talented school leavers and developing them into leading engineers. It’s a track record we are very product of, with many of our longest serving employees starting out as apprentices.

Maintaining an active apprentice scheme means we have to be continually on the lookout for a new intake. To do this, we go out and talk about the world of precision engineering to budding engineers at schools and colleges across the local area.

In February, Middlesex Aerospace could be found at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) at their first careers fair of the year.  This was followed up by a talk at the College in March to a group of students. This gave them the chance to hear about how they can start their careers with us.

First steps into the world of work

May will be a busy time for our search for future engineering talent. The start of the month will see 15 students from Bishop Challenor Secondary School visit our facilities. They will be taken round for a guided tour and informal chat. They can also ask any questions they may have about why they should choose an apprenticeship. Giving them a clearer picture of the advantages compared to going into higher education for an academic degree.

At the same time, we will start a short programme of work experience. 2 students from The Costello School will be here at the start of May to get a taste of work in our facilities. While in July students from The Hurst School in Tadley and Robert May’s School in Odiham will be spending time with us.

Committed to finding talented engineers of the future

For thousands of students every year, apprentice schemes present a far more attractive career path that is better suited to their abilities.  The opportunity to gain highly valued skills – and earn at the same time – is a compelling reason to become an apprentice with Middlesex Aerospace. And with demand for our work in the aerospace engineering sector continually growing, we believe it is a career path with a real long term future ahead.