London Stansted Airport and Harlow College have recently announced their commitment to developing and delivering a Technical and Professional Skills Centre located at London Stansted Airport. This will provide invaluable vocational training opportunities, with a focus on addressing geographical gaps in local provision and skills.
The project will train approximately 530 young people and adults per year in vocational skills, traineeships and Apprenticeships and will support the development of employment growth at London Stansted Airport. It will enable employers at the airport to recruit young people and adults with appropriate levels of skills, and will allow local residents to acquire advanced and higher level skills.
The centre will focus on:
- Training opportunities to meet skills gaps in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), engineering and aerospace – aircraft maintenance engineering; operational and plant engineering; business, logistics and finance, supply chain management; asset management; hospitality and service industries, higher-level customer care and the visitor economy.
- Pre-apprenticeship study programmes, apprenticeships and higher-level qualifications, bridging acknowledged technical skills gaps from level 3 to 5.
- Areas that match broader and growing skills needs of the Airport and that will benefit from growth at the Airport