By December 2019, Resource Group will have trained in excess of 700 aviation maintenance apprentices – significantly contributing to government targets of achieving 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and addressing the well-documented critical skills shortage in the aviation sector.

On 17 September 2019, Resource Group will host its annual Apprentice Awards Ceremony which will take place at Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire. The ceremony will celebrate the hard work and dedication of all students who have completed the full time, highly intensive, 8-month theoretical and practical element of the EASA Part-66 Category A programme.

The ceremony will be the biggest event to date, with 77 apprentices graduating and over 200 individuals confirmed as attending. Attendees include the students, together with their families and employers.

All apprentices will receive their graduation certificates and four special awards will be presented on the day, including the Academic Apprentice Aircraft Award, Exemplar Apprentice Aircraft Award, Hand Skills - Aircraft Award, Chairman’s Award (new for 2019).

Resource Group looks forward to continuing to serve the sector by training more of the UKs future engineers and raising the awareness of the fantastic and fulfilling opportunities on offer for young people in the aviation industry.

Resource Group’s CEO, Stephan Hickman comments: ‘‘As part of our group strategy we will continue to invest in and grow our training businesses. The industry we serve demands high standards, not minimum standards. The training philosophy that the Resource Group has built, which places significant emphasis on practical training in an appropriate environment, will remain a cornerstone of our group’s expansion plans both in the UK and beyond.”