SIX West, a provider of flight operations services to aircraft lessors, airlines and private aviation, based at the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, has launched a Student Initiative Competition.
The competition is open to all students in Ireland from transition to sixth year, and designed to create awareness of Ireland’s thriving aviation industry and to encourage students to consider a career in the field.
Founder Jason Williamson said: ‘As an aviation business, with both Irish and international branches, it is vital that we make students aware of the variety of training opportunities available locally, that can lead to fulfilling careers in aviation.
‘Retaining young talent on our shores is essential for Ireland to maintain its position as a global leader in the industry. Whilst other countries are intent on closing the gap that Ireland has built for itself over the past decades, we must focus on nurturing the next generation of aviation professionals,’ he added.
The competition is a collaboration with Atlantic Flight Training Academy in Cork and head of training Mark J Casey added: ‘We are looking forward to supporting young aviation enthusiasts by offering assistance and guidance towards a future career in an aviation-related discipline. Ireland continues to punch above its weight in all sectors of the industry. As a result, Ireland is in a unique position to offer a broad spectrum of career opportunities to secondary school graduates. This competition is an ideal opportunity to take the first steps towards a career in the aviation sector.’
The competition judges are looking forward to receiving submissions from students who show a genuine interest in aviation.
For more information see sixwestservices.com.