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Aviation: Apprentices

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 69973, tabled on 30 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a new type of professional pilot apprenticeship to incentivise those undertaking airline pilots' licence courses.

Answered on

24 April 2017

In the 2015 General Aviation Strategy the Government made a commitment to promote apprenticeships in England and other GA training initiatives. We regularly review progress when we meet the General and Business Aviation Strategic Forum, most recently in January 2017.

Employers are designing new high quality apprenticeship standards that address the specific skills requirements of their sectors. An apprenticeship standard describes the skills, knowledge and behaviors an apprentice needs, to be competent in a defined occupation.