Attracting and nurturing talented young people into leading precision engineers of tomorrow is essential to the future success of our business. Middlesex Aerospace has operated an apprenticeship scheme since 1950. Over a third of our staff, including members of the senior team, started out as apprentices. Over the decades we have committed to investing in future talent and develop strong relations with the education sector. This allows us to provide an outstanding apprenticeship scheme in both the technical certificate and NVQ programme.
The latest apprentices to join our scheme are Jason Buckle, who is 18 years old from Basingstoke, and Scott Wilson, 19 years old from Medstead. Jason and Scott have now settled in as first year students at Basingstoke College of Technology, studying Level 3 Engineering Technician.
As apprentices Jason and Scott attend BCoT on a day release basis over the next three years. This gives them a combination of class-based study with practical experience within our facilities. For their first year at Middlesex Aerospace both Jason and Scott have been placed in the Toolroom. They are receiving mentoring from Dave Andrews, who possesses over 50 years experience. This is providing invaluable experience and advice to augment their college course.
It is great to have them both on the team at Middlesex Aerospace, and we wish Jason and Scott every success in their chosen career with us.