This is what BA does to their full time employees, right. Sorry, low hanging fruit there.
I do know that in the states, there are a lot of aviation related internships for students, at least on the engineering side. People go work with Boeing, NASA, or airlines among others during the summer and some of these positions are paid or the interns are at least given a stipend. Also of course there are the summer programs for ROTC students with the military. Hopefully I can snag an internship next summer.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
AAMDanny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 331 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3845 times:
Hey I'm doing Airline and Airport Management at Buck's New Uni (Was Buckinghamshire Chilterns Uni)
If You e-mail the right people in the right places, you can sometimes visit Airlines headquaters etc. I'm currently on my seasonal work placement at a major UK Holiday Charter Airlines, working as crew, and I know fellow employee's who do simular travel courses like mine have asked and have been invited to our Hanger for the day to see how the entire behind the scenes operation works
The Airlines usually like to invite people in who share the same interest as them, it's just generally down to who get's the request... I'm not talking about a internship but maybe a visit to the HQ and see how things are done etc.
A few of my coursemates got chance to go behind the scenes at Southend Airport. Ok not work experiance but it's something to chat about on future interviews and a great way to see the inner workings of an Aviation Organisation, ask questions etc etc.
Quoting BAfan (Thread starter): I just feel that the UK aviation industry (in general), has a poor position when it comes to offering students the opportunity to complete mini internships.
I completely agree. And I really think a lot of these Organisations have no idea how many of us are actually studying what they do at Univeristy level. And how eager we are to get involved.
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6144 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3775 times:
You could also try getting your feet wet in the General Aviation realm...here in the 'states, it is not uncommon to enter an aviation career path by getting a (minimum wage) job re-fueling private aircraft and business jets...the infamous "lineboy" job
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