Cotswold Airport launches 2016 Aviation Scholarships for young people.
Record numbers of young people, with dreams of becoming a pilot, aviation engineer or air traffic controller, are expected to apply for a place on Cotswold Airport’s 2016 Aviation Scholarships programme.
The scheme, which was first introduced eight years ago, gives teenagers aged between 14 and 18, the chance to embark on a career in aviation and gain vital experience. The programme is funded by Cotswold Airport owner and chief executive Ronan Harvey has already helped change the lives of dozens of young people.
Applications are now being invited from young people based in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire with a view to filling the 12 available places.
During the scholarships the students will experience some flying in fixed wing aeroplanes, gliders and helicopters. They receive tuition at the airport’s aviation ground school and see at first-hand the work of air traffic controllers, flying instructors, engineers and receive expert guidance from aviation professionals.
Application forms are available on the downloads page of this website. www.cotswoldairport.com/downloads
The closing date for applications is 31st January 2016, and interviews for the lucky short-listed candidates will be held the following month.
The scholarships will run from 29th March 2016 to 8th April 2016 (excluding 2nd & 3rd April)