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Mirus and ASP Collaborate to Inspire and Connect the Engineers of Tomorrow

6th October 2016

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Like any other high-technology industry, the Aviation business faces the potential of significant skills shortages in years to come. With the number of aircraft in service set to double by 2030 and airport expansion plans under negotiation, the requirement for skilled people to support the industry will be unprecedented. Mirus and Aviation Skills Partnership (ASP) have agreed to collaborate to inspire people to enter this vital area of the industry and connect them with the exciting career opportunities at Mirus. With its unprecedented start-up success, Mirus is rapidly growing and need to attract the passionate, skilled people required to support the business moving forward.

ASP was established in 2013 to identify, create, develop and implement the skills solutions that the aviation industry needs, in partnership with training organisations, employers, educators, and potential new or existing employees. ASP is dedicated to improving career opportunities across the six areas of aviation (Pilot, Air Traffic Control, Airport Operations, Operations & Crewing, Cabin Crew, and Engineering & Maintenance). Engaging with and inspiring people from an early age, ASP is committed to encouraging more young people to choose aviation as a career.

The joint activities that will be delivered via Mirus’s partnership with ASP are designed to create a skilled and motivated workforce. The initiative involves industry based activities where 11-19 year olds can develop personal skills and raise their awareness of careers available, at the same time enabling Mirus to develop a structured approach to their talent pipeline.

Simon Witts, Founder & Chief Executive at ASP said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Mirus Aircraft Seating. This will enable us to work together on a wide range of programmes that will help young people achieve their dream of a career in aviation and in this excellent organisation. We hope, through this partnership to also expand further the range of training offered via the International Aviation Academy at Norwich, opening in April 2017”

Ben McGuire, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Mirus Aircraft Seating said “This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with a leading Aviation Industry Partner and connect our prospective employees to ASP’s extensive range of programmes. We see this relationship as a significant step towards achieving our ambition of inspiring and bringing up the next generation of Aircraft Seating Engineers & Specialists.”

Mirus is proud to be a part of this exciting and hugely important partnership. With a commitment to proactively inspire, train and connect young people with a career in aviation, the initiative promises to help develop the technically proficient, sustainable and vibrant workforce that Mirus is looking for. This close connection with the International Aviation Academy will also ensure the development and retention of skills into the local Norwich area and continue to build upon the regions strong aviation heritage. Norwich is the home of the world’s first commercial metal-built aircraft and already has a reputation for training some of the world’s best aviation engineers. Mirus is committed to operating in a sustainable and intelligent manner, and, seeking to implement this philosophy from the outset, this partnership is one of the first steps of many that will see us achieve this.