On Thursday 22nd September, twelve Marshall Skills Academy apprentices celebrated the successful completion of their 4 year long studies.
Congratulations to the 12 Aerospace ‘Class of 2022’ apprentices who celebrated their graduation recently and will now take up permanent roles within Marshall Aerospace. There are 2 cohorts pictured, – the groups starting in 2017 and 2018.
They were the first to be enrolled on the Trailblazer Engineering Technician standard & to go through End Point Assessments to assess both their professional and occupational competence. Trailblazers is the Institute for Apprenticeships name for its group of industry champions that are developing the level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standards – focusing on the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours apprentices need to succeed.
These two Marshall cohorts were also the first to be interviewed for permanent roles at Marshall.
Georgina Scott-Wilds, Marshall Aerospace Apprentice Lead, worked with managers across the business to ensure the apprentices completed their on the job training and assessments to be successful.
The celebration consisted of words of congratulations and encouragement from; Georgina Scott-Wilds, Marshall Aerospace, Managing Director, Neil Mcmanus and Marshall CEO, Kathy Jenkins.
Each graduate was called upon to receive their certificates whilst Georgie narrated observations from the learning facilitators that couldn’t attend. All twelve graduates were gifted personalised Maglites to congratulate them on successfully completing their apprenticeships and starting permanent roles at Marshall Aerospace.
Below is some of the feedback each graduate received from their team leaders and colleagues when presented with their certificates:
Rosina Chester – When does she start her Airframe apprenticeship? (Having done two already, trim and avionics). Rosina is affectionately known as the 7th year apprentice. Rosina, you have always been someone we could rely on for events, presentations and so on due to your bubbly enthusiasm and professionalism and I thank you for that.
Isaac Stares – From the quiet, shy young man who first came onto Orange team you’ve grown into an excellent, confident engineer. Although, sometimes, I wish I’d kept you further away from Pricey and Lee! Feedback for Isaac can only be positive, great fitter! Conscientious, thorough, and professional.
Will Morgan – Will has been a Blue team member for around three years now and has excelled on work related to confined spaces, namely the wings and fuel tank work. Will has fitted in fantastically with the team and is well liked by all the other team members.
Dan King – Don’t ask about his motorcycle handling skills, very impressive; he is a dab hand at welding, as long as it’s not structural. I have never had so many emails expressing how professional and well presented an apprentice has been. I have known Dan for a little while now and he is an exceptional fitter, polite and very helpful. A great team member to have, especially when you are stuck halfway up a ski slope climbing Ben Nevis.
Connor Pellatt – Connor, as an ex naval rating, has fitted in well on the White team and gets plenty of banter from the ex-RAF boys. That aside, a great team member! Well done Connor from all of the White team.
Callum Cochrane – Marshall poster boy! Good lad whose skills have accelerated, reliable and dependable. His face will soon be on the back of the Marshall trucks and vans, thumbs up and smiling with the caption 'I am the future'.
George Beeston - I will personally never forget your fist day working with me on a Dutch A/C when I tasked you with wire locking fuel nozzles; I wasn’t sure you’d make it past day one! Now look at you, due to complete a ‘J’ type course and an absolute asset to your team!
Oliver Higgins – There was a time when Ollie Higgins was the root cause of half of the hangar been sent home for an afternoon. It took him 10 days to realise that he had lost his sense of taste and smell, and only realised after being briefed at Marshall that this loss was now included in the symptoms of covid. Well done on completing your apprenticeship Ollie, and on behalf of those sent home for the afternoon, thank you!
Oliver Webb – Olly, stepped forward during the lock down periods to arrange & distribute the supplied tea breaks & lunches for White team, he also does a great job standing in for the team supervisor when required to support. A very well-liked member of the White team, well done Olly.
Sam Shook – You have a well-earned reputation as a talented structural fitter and an integral part of the centre wing team.
Steve Wilson – Steve has been a member of the Blue team for around four years now and has been a great asset to the team and me as the team leader. Steve has progressed from apprentice to fitter and now team supervisor in those four years, this is down to merit and his ability to ”get things done”. Steve will always go the extra yard when required as we all know this job is not 8 to 5 Monday to Friday.
Jordan Barnes – As a new apprentice, Jordan and the team arrived at the ground running enclosure and someone said to Jordan, "Go and switch the windsock on" eager to help, Jordan innocently walked off towards the door looking for the switch... You have come a long way since then! Jordan, you were praised by hangar managers for your discussion topic during your permanent role interview and raised some great CI ideas.