Low-cost airline easyJet is partnering with aviation youth organisation Fantasy Wings to promote careers in aviation.
The aim is to provide young people from black, asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and young women aged 13-25, the opportunity to launch a career in the industry.
To launch the partnership, easyJet is sponsoring places for students from 50 schools across the UK to join Fantasy Wings’ aviation career development programme.
Fantasy Wings is a UK-based organisation whose mission is to inspire young people who are interested in a career in aviation and grow awareness of the great range of careers of offer, from engineering and operations, to air navigation and of course, flying.
The programme focuses on real-life experiences, skills development and networking opportunities that to provide genuine opportunity and career development through training and workshops, that will allow students to excel in the Airline Pilot and Aviation Industry. Students interested in flying also have the opportunity to be selected for a full Private Pilot Licence sponsorship.
The sponsorship will cover all costs of the programme, as well as travel, accommodation, and all training materials.
Chris Brown, Training Captain at easyJet and Fantasy Wings mentor said, “Having been a long-time supporter of Fantasy Wings and seeing the fantastic work they do, we are incredibly proud to be launching this partnership by supporting young people on their aviation career development programme.
“We look forward to working with the Fantasy Wings team to see more young people from black, asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and young women interested in the airline and aviation industries to grow and excel in a career in aviation.”
This year’s Fantasy Wings programme will start in October 2023 and enrolment will open to students between the ages of 13 and 25 who are based in the UK. Anyone wishing to find out more about the programme can register their interest now at fantasywings.co.uk/register