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Aviation Australia’s Group Training apprentice has secured a role at Asia Pacific Aerospace

Alex Boughen has successfully secured a full time permanent role at Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA), after completing his apprenticeship in just over a year, under Aviation Australia’s Group Training (AAGT) program.

Alex began his apprenticeship with Asia Pacific Aerospace in March 2017 after completing the theory side of his Certificate IV in Aeroskills at Aviation Australia, in 2011.

“Apprentices are given approximately four years to complete their apprenticeship. Alex had done quite a bit of work in the aviation industry prior to gaining his apprenticeship with APA, thus his quick progression,” said Steve Harridge, Aviation Australia Human Resources Manager.

Between studying at Aviation Australia and gaining his apprenticeship, Alex gained industry experience working with Toll People and Flying Fighters.

Aviation Australia’s Group Training is a significant part of Aviation Australia’s business capability, enabling employers to utilise Aviation Australia as a management agency until their employee’s apprenticeship is complete.

“The benefit for the on the job employer is that they do not need to manage the administration whilst their employee is completing an apprenticeship. Once all of their practical competencies are signed off, their apprenticeship is complete. Employment ends with AAGT and their on the job employer has a choice to employ the newly qualified tradesperson,” said Steve.

Other aviation corporations that utilise Aviation Australia’s Group Training capability are Asia Pacific Aerospace, Boeing, Complete Aircraft Care and Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia.

Alex Boughen with Manager of Commercial Programsfor Asia Pacific Aerospace, Peter Faunt

Alex Boughen with Aviation Australia Human Resources Manager, Steve Harridge

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