Newquay airport recruits 12 MRO apprentices

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Newquay Cornwall Airport in the UK has contracted Lufthansa Resource Technical Training (LRTT) to train 12 aircraft maintenance technicians as part of a publicly-funded apprenticeship scheme.

The apprentices will go through a two-year training programme to become EASA part 66 category A maintenance technicians, which qualifies them to certify MRO tasks on commercial aircraft.

The programme will start in May with a 23-week induction at Newquay airport. This will be followed by eight months at the LRTT facility near Cirencester, which is jointly operated by the UK aerospace personnel agency Resource Group and Lufthansa Training. The remaining 16 months will consist of vocational work experience.

The apprenticeships are mainly financed by the UK's Skills Funding Agency with additional support coming from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly convergence programme by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Newquay's airport is wholly owned by Cornwall Council.