AYRSHIRE college will train a high number of a of aeronautical engineering apprentices at its Ayr and Kilmarnock campuses this year.

A team of 50 apprentices from seven different employers are starting at the college’s purpose-built, state of the art aeronautical engineering training centre for the 2019/20 academic year.

Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance Ltd, Spirit AeroSystems, Chevron Aircraft Maintenance, Collins Aerospace, Cormack Islander Aircraft, British Airways Maintenance Glasgow, and Loganair are all working in partnership with Ayrshire College to train this year’s aeronautical apprentice intake at Ayr.

Aerospace is a growing sector in Ayrshire, with the imminent investment from the Ayrshire Growth Deal set to create new jobs in the area. Ayrshire College is perfectly placed to prepare people for industry as it’s currently the only college in the west of Scotland to offer Aeronautical Engineering courses.

The new starts take the total number of apprentices from aerospace companies studying at Ayrshire College to almost 200.

Alistair Aird, Curriculum Manager for ACES at the Ayr Campus, said: “It is testament to the quality of our learning and teaching provision that employers are sending their apprentices here.”