Chloe Smith and the Foreign Secretary visit Norwich International Aviation Academy

City College Norwich & KLM UK Engineering have recently joined forces to deliver an Aviation Engineering Course as part of the Norwich InternationalAviation Academy, which has recently gained government funding through the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.

Chloe was proud to welcome Philip Hammond to meet apprentices already working at KLMUK Engineering, in her capacity as Founder and Chair of the Norwich For Jobs Project. KLMUK Engineering are signatories to the Norwich For Jobs Project. Apprentices at KLMUK Engineering take part in a course which provides four years of academic and practical tuition to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Mechanics.

The Aviation Skills Partnership was established in 2013 to create, develop and implement the skills solutions that the industry needs in partnership with training organisations, employers, educators, experiences and potential, new or existing employees.

Chloe comments: "I was proud to show the Foreign Secretary a Norwich innovation which will make us nationally and internationally significant. I have supported the Academy since its inception because it will bring so many opportunities to our young people in a skilled industry."