ASPIRING Airbus apprenticeship applicants from across the UK have been sitting their first round of selection tests at Deeside College.
In total, 300 applicants, who hope to gain an apprenticeship at Airbus in Broughton or Filton, near Bristol, were chosen to sit assessments in the college’s Centre of Engineering Excellence.
These assessments are the first stage of recruitment for Airbus in the UK’s 2010/11 intake of apprentices and consisted of tests on literacy, numeracy and basic engineering principles.
Nick Tyson, head of faculty for engineering and the built environment at Deeside College, said: “To see this many enthusiastic applicants attend the initial stages of the Airbus recruitment for Modern Apprentices at the Deeside College Centre of Engineering Excellence was a fantastic experience.
“It is testament that Aerospace Engineering is captivating the imagination of our young people.”
The candidates will start their first year apprenticeship, full-time at Deeside College, in September.