Gloucestershire aerospace firm announces 10 new apprentices and more jobs

One of Gloucestershire’s most exciting aerospace firms has unveiled its intake of 10 new apprentices for 2022 – as well as plans to announce more job opportunities and further increase its number of apprenticeships as it continues to grow.

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
Some of the latest apprenticeship recruits at Gloucestershire-based aerospace parts supplier Ontic, which is about to open its door to its next round of recruitment too.

It's a global firm serving the aerospace industry worldwide, but Ontic is continuing to grow at home in Gloucestershire, investing in apprenticeships and introducing new job opportunities, too.

The Staverton-based aircraft parts manufacturer, which supplies some of the biggest names in the global aerospace industry, said it had increased its apprenticeship intake for 2022, announcing the appointment of 10 new apprentices.

The new starters will take on critical roles in the business, such as electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and facilities management, while also attending Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET) to hone their skills and gain formal qualifications.

They will have the opportunity to work on projects for customers including industry giants like Boeing, Airbus and BAE Systems, supporting everything from planes and helicopters to submarines and trains.

As well as investing in apprenticeships, Ontic has added 130 employees to its UK workforce so far in 2022, with plans to announce more job vacancies in the autumn — and ambitions to further increase its intake of apprentices in 2023.

Gareth Hall, chief executive officer at Ontic, which employs a total of 470 people at its Staverton and Cheltenham sites, said: ‘We’re a global company, growing at pace, and it’s important for us to recognise and nurture future talent.

‘Our apprentice program gives people the opportunity to fly high, and we believe the skills we help people develop will help make a safe and more sustainable industry for the future.’

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