FIVE young jobseekers who went to Airbus in Broughton as part of a UK Government work experience scheme have successfully gained fixed term contracts with temporary staff agency Blue Arrow.
Airbus took part in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) scheme, which saw a group of jobseeker’s allowance claimants spend a month working on the shop floor and gaining vital experience with one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers.
Now, following interviews, five of them have been given three-month temporary employment at Airbus through the Blue Arrow agency.
Mark Stewart, human resources director for Airbus in the UK, said: “Airbus took part in this scheme to help young, unemployed people who wanted to work but lacked the experience to secure a job.
“During their time with us, the group shadowed staff working on the shop floor and many left with qualifications in health and safety and manufacturing process improvement also known as Kaizen.
“Those who achieved 100% attendance were also given a certificate recognising that.
“It was all about learning and gaining hands-on experience with several expressing an interest in pursuing roles in the aerospace industry. Hopefully their time with Airbus will help them reach their goals.”