Resource Group to train more apprentices
Resource Group started the year with an inspection of its EASA Part-147 technical training business by the U.K.’s Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) with a successful outcome. A key quote form the report stated:
“Directors have a very clear and long-term strategy to provide high-quality engineering apprenticeships to the aviation sector. They work very closely with a small number of blue-chip aviation companies to provide skilled and knowledgeable engineering apprentices, which employers value very highly, even at an early stage in their apprenticeships.”
In 2018 Resource Group trained 90 more maintenance apprentices for companies including British Airways, EasyJet, DHL, Thomas Cook Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airlines. This year this number will rise to more than 130, and in doing so the company will have trained more than 700 maintenance apprentices by the end of 2019, helping address critical skills shortages in the MRO sector. The importance of the role Resource Group plays in supporting the aerospace sector was highlighted by a visit from parliamentarian Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP FRICS to its training facility in Gloucestershire in February.
According to the Resource Group’s Managing Director for Training Services, Ian Fitzpatrick said, We are actively looking at options to grow our capacity this year to address demand that we are seeing for this type of training.”
Aside from basic maintenance training, Resource Group has bolstered its online academy of technical personnel and flight crew eLearning products with the launch of a new North Atlantic operations high level airspace course and has carried out a refresh of its popular Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) modules. April 2019 will also see the formal launch of its eLearning training development services.
Aviation Resourcing and HR Outsource Solutions
Its aviation resourcing business and pilot recruitment business starts 2019 with a new office and staff in Hamburg, Germany, and in Madrid, Spain. The company sees particular growth and strong demand in the German and Spanish markets, and it already uses its presence in these markets to support a number of European regional airlines with fully complaint payroll and cross-border HR solutions. Especially in light of BREXIT, the company’s ability to manage these situations is a benefit that allows customers to focus on their core business.