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SpiceJet hosts the first AME apprenticeship for Indian aviation
Introduces year long program to uncover young talent with hands-on experience

Gurgaon, 15 March, 2017: In a first of its kind initiative by an airline in the country, SpiceJet, India’s favourite carrier, unveiled an extensive apprenticeship program for engineering and maintenance workforce in its bid to tap young and valuable talent across the country.

With the Indian aviation grappling with the dearth of quality engineers in the industry, SpiceJet has pioneered a year-long DGCA approved enterprise to roll out industry ready candidates. This apprentice program is a small contribution of SpiceJet towards Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Skill India.

On March 15, 2017, in the august presence of key dignitaries which included Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, SpiceJet hosted the convocation ceremony of the first batch which comprised of 21 students (2 girls, 19 boys). The program which commenced in August 2016 brings onboard raw students from various AME institutes across the country. The students with an average age of 22 have already been exposed to Pratt & Whitney facility in Hyderabad and will in further course visit similar facilities. The trainees were offered a stipend along with the training and on successful completion of the program, they will be offered jobs in SpiceJet.

The extensive training program encompasses three months theory based class room guidance followed by an immediate exposure to on-ground experiential learning in actual environment with e-learning being pursued on an ongoing basis. The training is imparted by industry veterans with an average experience of more than 20 years who have been exposed to all kinds of aircraft (from turboprops to wide-bodied).

On the occasion of the ceremony, Mr. Ajay Singh – CMD, SpiceJet said, “Aviation is one the fastest growing and most exciting sectors in India. The sector can provide huge employment opportunities for skilled professionals. We are delighted to be the first airline in India to launch a skill development initiative that will equip a large number of talented young engineers with the skills required for a meaningful career in aviation. We are proud to be a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Skill India. ”

The apprenticeship program will also offer an excellent opportunity for the candidates to grow with the airline while enabling the company to endeavor new organic growth prospects. The new consecutive batch of the yearly program will commence from March 2017.