A Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire programme has helped twelve trainees from Ayrshire complete a National Certificate (NC) in Aeronautical Engineering.
Many of the group were made redundant from engineering company Simclar earlier this year. Some already have employment with Ryanair’s maintenance division at Prestwick Airport, and the others are guaranteed interviews with the company.
The twelve candidates from across Ayrshire completed the James Watt College course which provides foundation training for entry into maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) area of the aerospace industry. The MRO sector is worth more than £812m in aerospace sales in Scotland alone.
The trainees were supported by the Ayrshire Redundancy Response Partnership, which worked with them to identify their re-training needs following Ayrshire’s large-scale redundancies. They accessed the course through Training for Work, a Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire programme that aims to get unemployed adults back into the workplace.