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We are excited to announce that Doncaster UTC has been named as one of 12 new providers for the International Air and Space Training Institute in the UK.

The International Air & Space Training Institute (IASTI) is a team of experienced professionals committed to educating and training the next generation of aviation professionals. IASTU work with aircraft manufacturers, airlines, educators, trainers, and governments to face the global challenges of a shortage of skilled people, environmental sustainability, and keeping ahead of technology.

Together, we will provide world-class training for students aiming to progress into the air and space industry. For the first time, education and training programmes have been co-designed by the air and space industry using the job roles as the blueprint for qualifications. IASTI operates in partnership with industry giants like the RAF to fulfil job roles for pilots, engineers, and ground-crew in airlines, the military, airports, and logistics companies in the UK and abroad. That means when our students graduate, they can slot into one of their partner firms as an apprentice or contracted employee and hit the ground running.

September 2022 will see the first cohort at Doncaster UTC complete the Engineering pathway, leading to "A-Licence" mechanic/technician and "B-Licence" aviation engineer roles. This will expand to incorporate a ground pathway leading to groundcrew roles including aircraft handlers, air traffic control, and airport operations; as well as a flight pathway leading to pilot roles in year 2. This is an exciting time for our young engineers and will bring some fabulous employer engagement opportunities for them.

Mr. Garath Rawson, our principal, adds, "This will be a fantastic relationship that will immensely assist future engineers. Working with Boeing and BA would not only provide our students with valuable information that they would not otherwise have, but it will also help to ensure that they become our future global competitive employees."