Final call to board aerospace summer school
Belfast Metropolitan College (Belfast Met) and Bombardier have joined forces to offer a rare behind the scenes glimpse into the aerospace industry. The two week summer scheme is set to give young people aged 16-24 the chance of a lifetime to learn first-hand from industry experts about aviation.
The Belfast Met Bombardier Aerospace Summer School, beginning on 11th August, will provide students looking to enter the aerospace industry, or simply curious about it, with opportunities to visit the Bombardier manufacturing sites and look into the process of building a plane – from nose to tail.
The summer school – run in conjunction with Bombardier and sponsored by the Department for Employment and Learning – will see a total of 60 students gain extensive experience normally only available to professionals within the aerospace sector. Participants will have the opportunity to ‘earn their wings’ at 20,000 feet in a Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Attendees will be able to explore various roles in the industry, with many diverse areas of learning in the school – from air traffic control and aircraft design, to composite materials for aircraft, and rocketery. Even ‘Flight in Nature’ will be studied – how the study of the natural world has helped inspire modern aircraft designers.
To apply for a place in the summer school, interested students should contact , or go to www.belfastmet.ac.uk to find out more about the initiative.