On the 25th of April 2017, ASP hosted the Aviation Skills Partnership Manifesto Update VIP event at the House of Commons. The event, organised in association with Chloe Smith MP for Norwich North, was a re-affirmation of ASP’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of aviation professionals.

 

There were several speeches throughout the evening. Chloe Smith MP welcomed the assembled VIPs and gave her full political support to ASP and our goals. Simon Witts, ASP CEO, took the opportunity to celebrate the partnerships between the companies and organisations that contribute to ASP and the brand new International Aviation Academy – Norwich. Finally, Sir Christopher Coville, of the ASP Advisory Board, drew on his military experience to expand on the wider benefits that the ASP manifesto will have on the industry.

You can read the ASP manifesto here


The evening ended with the presentation of the Aviation Skills Partnership Awards, as presented by Andy Perkins and Abi Witts. The results were as follows:


Aeroplane Skills Young Person of the Year 2017 - awarded to a young person (under 25) who can demonstrate the impact that investing their skills and development has had on their career and life.

Gavin Ritchie (WINNER)
Bridget Donaldson (RUNNER UP)
Sam Gervais
Mairi Lewis

Aeroplane Skills Provider of the Year 2017 – Part 1 - awarded to an industryprovider who can demonstrate how their aviation education and skills provision is having a positive impact on the skills of young people in the aviation sector.

Tayside Aviation
CTC Aviation
Airways Aviation
Marshall Aerospace (WINNER)
KLM UK Engineering

Aeroplane Skills Provider of the Year 2017 – Part 2 - awarded to an educationprovider who can demonstrate how their aviation education and skills provision is having a positive impact on the skills of young people in the aviation sector.

City College Norwich / UEA
Space Studio West London
Kingston College (WINNER)
CEMAST
University of South Wales

Aeroplane Skills Business of the Year 2017 - awarded to the business or organisation who can demonstrate how their investment and commitment to supporting skills development in the aviation sector is having a positive impact on their business and the wider sector.

Ryanair
EasyJet (WINNER)
Loganair (RUNNER UP)
Serco
Babcock Mission Critical Services


Aeroplane Skills Coach/Mentor/Trainer/Teacher of the Year 2017 - awarded to an individual from the Further Education Sector who can demonstrate how their support for the sector is having a positive impact on the skills of young people and/or inspiring the next generation of young people to seek a career in the aviation sector.

Jerry White – City College Norwich
Ben Jokiel – Kingston College
Steve Dingsdale – CEMAST
Andrew Morgan – Space Studio West London
Brian Berry – Engineering UK / ex Heathrow UTC (WINNER)
Marjan Bledowskim - Tayside
Martin Yates

ASP would like to congratulate all the award recipients and to thank all who attended for their continued support.

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