London Biggin Hill Airport has hosted students from London South East Colleges’ first Aerospace and Engineering courses which launched last week.

As part of ongoing efforts to encourage more young people to pursue careers in the sector, Biggin Hill is also working in partnership with the college, the London Borough of Bromley and Bombardier to establish a new London Aerospace & Technology College on-site at the airport. The parties involved hope the initiative will address the shortage of aerospace engineers and the wider skills needs of the aviation industry.

Andy Patsalides, Marketing Manager at London Biggin Hill Airport and host of the tour, commented, “We are always delighted to host students pursuing a career in aerospace and engineering, and show them the rich heritage and exciting innovation that exists side-by-side at a site such as ours.

“Highly skilled engineers have excellent salary prospects and job satisfaction, and employment in the aviation sector is at a record high: as London Biggin Hill is in the process of expanding, I envisage there will be excellent opportunities for these and other students in the future.”

The airport is also involved with the Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship scheme.