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Skills for Aerospace

Date: 23 May 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00

 

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The space industry in the UK is a small but growing sector - highly specialist and demanding of good technical skills, with opportunities for FE to engage.

This event held at the Marshall AeroAcademy offers a chance to see aviation technologies up close. The day will include an update on training in the sector and the collaborative approach by key employers, such as FlyBe and Virgin Atlantic, in developing joint working on the skills sets that are fundamental and necessary to the industry.

The technologies will also be covered: experts will be talking on their specialist areas of aviation engineering at Marshall, including engineering design, manufacture and fitting, use of advanced and composite materials, inspection and testing

The session is ideal for:

  • Curriculum leaders in aeropace/aviation, mechanical engineering, electrical & electronics, materials/composites
  • Lecturers and assessors in engineering, including mechanical/ manufacturing /control & instrumentation
  • It will also be of interest to business development directors looking to understand the aerospace sectors

This is a fantastic chance to

  • visit a site not often open to lecturers and teachers
  • meet experts in training for the aerospace industry
  • be updated on technologies in aviation
  • link to industry to learn of their skills issues
  • network with colleagues from other colleges
  • and for lecturers, to return to your teaching refreshed and enthused.

About the Host

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is the United Kingdom’s leading independent aerospace company and is renowned and respected worldwide for its quality of service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.

As an independent service provider, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group specialises in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of military, civil and business aircraft; and its capabilities include engineering design, manufacture and test; and the provision of personnel, training and advice.

It holds many type approvals, granted by national and international authorities, airlines, airframe manufacturers and defence agencies, which enable the company to design and certify modifications and perform maintenance on a number of civil and military platforms. Based on its 475 acre site in Cambridge since 1937, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has an annual turnover in excess of £280 million and employs over 2,000 people.

The company has a worldwide customer base and the company continues to explore global engineering support opportunities. Whilst much of the company’s activities are based at Cambridge, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is also established in Australia, Canada, and The Netherlands.

What the day looks like

09:30 Registration - tea and coffee
10:00 Introductions
10:45

Presentations & Cast studies:

  • Cockpit upgrades
  • Composites
  • Tanks
12:30 Lunch
13:15

H&S Brief for hangars (5 mins) include photography brief

Tour of the site

The tour will include a brief history of Marshall ADG, a talk about the WING project, a walk through the working hangers of Marshall seeing the C-130’s (and any other aircraft available) of various nations in various states of maintenance and a talk on the long term testing of the complete wing and fuselage in 21 hanger – our dedicated test department.
15:00

Opem Discussion

Skills for the sector - skills issues and implications for colleges and teaching & learning.

15:30 Q&A and feedback
16:00 Close of day

 

BENEFITS

Further Education Colleges and their representatives that attend our Masterclasses benefit from:

  • Delegates will be given direct contact and link up to specialists nationally and internationally
  • The Masterclass carries 6 CPD points
  • Participants receive a NEF Certificate of Achievement
  • Masterclass participation can be used towards the professional registration of CPD with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

LOCATION

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Cambridge International Airport

Newmarket Road,

Cambridge

CB5 8RX

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