KLM UK Engineering

The Wensum Trust has teamed up with KLM UK Engineering to inspire the next generation of aviation engineers.

The partnership aims to improve accessibility to an industry which is facing a £1.5 billion skills shortage in the UK. Students can also pursue a direct career path into aviation with KLM UK Engineering’s apprenticeship scheme.

As part of the partnership, KLM UK Engineering apprentices and engineers go into schools to talk about aviation engineering. Children also have opportunities to visit the International Aviation Academy Norwich, which hosts a live Boeing 737 aircraft, to learn more about aircraft and engineering, and to become immersed in a professional hangar environment, which will support their learning in the classroom.

“This partnership will help us to build on ourcommitment to training the next generation of aircraft engineers. I’m excited by how we can support the great work that the Wensum Trust already does to champion each student’s skills and interests, and together we can support young people wishing to pursue careers in aviation maintenance.” 

David Holmes, Maintenance and Training Director at KLM UK Engineering