Aviation sector invited to forge closer links with education


Aviation professionals are being given the chance to learn more about the parallels between education and aviation as part of the Department for Transport’s Generation Aviation Week.

Early careers platform, Talentview Aviation, is hosting two 90-minute webinars to help bridge the gap between the aviation sector and further and higher education providers.

The Careers Under the Radar – What Really Makes the Aviation Industry Tick sessions will feature a series of speakers from the world of aviation and education, and discuss emerging and trending issues, including net zero and sustainability.

Richard Smith, engagement director for Talentview Aviation said, “These webinars are aimed at raising awareness of the hidden links that already exist between the aviation and education sectors.

“They’re a valuable chance to reinforce where there are overlaps and highlight the opportunities to share best practice and learn from each other. People will receive up-to-the-minute insight on the future direction of both industries and hear the views of several leading figureheads from both sectors.”

The first webinar, which will focus on higher education, is being held in conjunction with Universities UK.

The session, starting at 10am on November 1, will explore the role of universities and graduates in meeting employers’ skills needs, as well as the wider net zero and sustainability agenda.

Vivienne Stern MBE, chief executive at Universities UK said, “There are some excellent examples of universities collaborating with employers in the aviation sector to meet skills needs and drive commitment to sustainability and net zero. Universities UK is dedicated to promoting the positive impact made when higher education institutions work with different sectors.

“We are delighted to be working with Talentview Aviation and employers in the aviation sector to build on these examples and raise our ambitions for how we can help meet the skills and talent needs of the sector, provide opportunities for students and graduates, and ensure the future growth and success of the sector.”

Aimed at further education providers, the second webinar will take place at 1.30pm and will discuss these issues from a further education perspective.

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