Thank you Lesley Crisp, Principal Economic Development Officer at Hertsmere Borough Council, for inviting us to inspire local young talent in an aviation career at this year's Generation Hertsmere event.
We were delighted to join other Hertsmere businesses, including Sky Studios, the NHS and Warner Bros, at the Generation Hertsmere event at the Double Tree by Hilton in Borehamwood.
Over 500 teenagers came through the doors to talk to companies large and small about their futures. We attended as London Elstree Aerodrome to spotlight the range of opportunities in the aviation industry at Elstree and other organisations.
Thank you Flight Training London and London Elstree Aviation for joining us. We spoke to many enthusiastic local students about education and career pathways into piloting, engineering, operations, management and air traffic control.
The event was opened by the Mayor of Hertsmere, Cllr John Graham; Adrian Hawkins OBE, Chair of Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership Skills Advisory Panel; Sajida Bijle, our Managing Director; and Cllr Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development.
We were inspired by the energy and curiosity in the room, and we look forward to playing a more active role in promoting the future of flight in our borough and county through events like this as well as our ongoing work with The Air League and a new partnership with The Aviatrix Project - two organisations dedicated to enabling careers in aviation.
Please take a look at the resources we have uploaded at www.londonelstree.com/career-opportunities including details of how local schools can get involved and interesting career journey stories.