GE Caledonian recruits 13 new apprentices from Ayrshire College

Aeronautical Engineering giants GE Caledonian will take on 14 new mechanical engineering apprentices from August – with 13 of the apprentices coming from Ayrshire College. The intake of new apprentices is made up of students on the College’s Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) – Aeronautical, HNC Aeronautical Engineering, HND Aeronautical Engineering and HND Mechanical Engineering courses, as well as the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering course. Six of the students currently study …

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Woodward Prestwick lands top award

A Prestwick Aerospace engineering firm is celebrating after landing a prestigious award. Woodward Aircraft Engine Systems Prestwick was presented with the prize at the annual awards dinner of Scottish Engineering, the support group for the industry in Scotland. The President’s Award for manufacturing excellence was received by Andy Marshall, General Manager, from Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson. Located near the airport, Woodward operates a repair and overhaul facility for aircraft …

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Major space education programme returns to Ayrshire

Mission Discovery, a week-long space school that gives Ayrshire youngsters the opportunity to work alongside NASA leaders, will take place from 11-15 June at Ayrshire College’s Kilmarnock Campus. The announcement that the International Space School Educational Trust’s (ISSET) Mission Discovery programme will return to Ayrshire this summer was made at a special launch event held at the college. Two hundred secondary school pupils will work in teams this summer to …

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