Scholarship winners visit Air New Zealand's maintenance hangar

Scholarship winners visit Air New Zealand's maintenance hangar

$8000 scholarships set up students for aviation career.

Congratulations to Cullen and Kirsty for both being awarded an Air New Zealand Regional Maintenance LTD (ANZRML) scholarship.

NMIT and Air New Zealand Regional Maintenance LTD (ANZRML) welcomed Cullen Paurini and Kirsty Brooks into the Air New Zealand maintenance hangar at Nelson Airport recently to celebrate the inaugural awarding of the ANZRML scholarship.

Cullen and Kirsty have each been awarded $8000 each towards their study on the NMIT Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. As part of the scholarship, they will have the opportunity to work for ANZRML helping to establish their careers in the aviation engineering industry.

Air New Zealand and NMIT have a five year partnership for a joint training programme for engineers in the region. Air New Zealand General Manager Regional Maintenance Operations Adam McMillan says ANZRML employs more than 170 people in Nelson to undertake service work on turboprop aircraft, for both Air New Zealand and other international airline customers. The partnership helps futureproof the talent pool required to fulfil growing demand.

"This partnership will ensure a long-term solution to growing skills and talent to the benefit of those pursuing careers in the aviation industry, as well as Nelson and the wider region." he says. Under the agreement selected students will be offered a partial scholarship by ANZRML to attend the two year NMIT certificate in aeronautical engineering programme. These candidates will then complete two years of hands on training at ANZRML before becoming fully qualified aircraft technicians.

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Chief Executive, Tony Gray, says, "There’s no denying that the airline industry is rapidly growing and there are plenty of job opportunities available for skilled and trained aircraft technicians. We look forward to continuing our work with Air New Zealand and to further opening doors for those exploring aeronautical engineering careers."

Click here for more information on NMIT’s Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

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