Having a Smart experience

Having a Smart experience

Towards the end of 2015 we announced the start of our partnership with East Surrey College.

We’re pleased to say that the relationship has been going from strength to strength and two of their students on the BTEC Diploma in Aviation Operations course have taken up work experience placements here at Smart House.

Alex and Nat have been spending one day a week with us learning the ropes of how a busy aircraft charter company operates. In turn, we’ve learnt that 18 year olds have copious amounts of enthusiasm and blue sky ideas!

Both enjoyed a visit to one of our trusted operators at Biggin Hill in Kent and got to experience first hand just what it feels like to board a private jet.

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In Alex’s words:

“My placement with Smart Aviation has enabled me to gain valuable aviation experience and knowledge which I can translate to my college assignments and future prospects. My own knowledge of the air charter industry has in turn broadened and I’m now fully aware of the role, operations and scale of the sector which I’ve seen to be exciting and dynamic. I’m looking forward to my remaining weeks of the work experience placement with Smart; at 18 with little out of class industry experience, to be given an opportunity like this is fantastic! It’s great as a college student to be able to work with industry professionals and put my existing aviation knowledge in to practice.  The Smart team have been very friendly and welcoming and I’m grateful for their partnership with the college.”