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Boeing opens new £20m Gatwick training building in Manor Royal Crawley

The impressive new facility will allow more training to be conducted in the area.

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The training building was opened by Crawley MP Henry Smith and is located in Manor Royal, a short walk from one of Boeings other sites.

Henry Smith MP opens the new facility with Angela Golder Campus Manager and Boeing President and UK Managing Director Sir Michael Arthur.

The new £20m training building has space for 4 simulators bringing the total they have in Manor Royal to 11.  This makes Crawley now have the largest Boeing campus outside of the US.

The simulators allow air crew to be trained from across the UK and the world.

Mr Smith was also introduced to the ten new apprentices that Boeing has taken on within the last 18 months.

10 new apprentices have joined Boeing within the last 18 months.

Currently 70 people are employed on Gatwick training campus and overall in the UK Boeing employs 2,300 and growing.

Henry Smith said:

“I am really delighted at the level of investment that Boeing is putting into Crawley.  It is fantastic as well that there are 10 high skilled apprentice engineering places that the company is investing in.  It really is a vote of confidence in the aviation industry that Boeing has in Crawley.”

Sir Michael Arthur President of Boeing Europe and Managing Director of UK & Ireland said:

“Very important to be at Gatwick itself because what we have is a throughput of pilots every day.  We are converting pilots who have been flying existing machines to new machines and being so close to Gatwick means they can get their certification here and almost walk back straight onto their planes. This is our biggest operation outside the United States.”

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The Employ Crawley jobs fair returns for its second year

The Employ Crawley jobs fair is back for another year, offering residents the chance to find out more about local vacancies and take part in workshops.

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The event is open to all ages and takes place in Crawley Library from 10.30am until 4.30pm on 5 March.

Come along and meet with a wide range of local employers from various industries including retail, hospitality, driving, finance, and social care and airport services.

This is a great opportunity to speak directly with the employers about their vacancies, what they expect from candidates and their companies.

Find out how you can become part of the Gatwick family with an introduction to their free, four-week Gatwick One Destination Employability Course at 11.30am.

The Employ Crawley Team will also be on hand to offer help and advice to those looking for local jobs and advice on local training opportunities.

Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, Councillor Peter Smith, said: “Our first jobs fair was incredibly successful so I am delighted we are hosting another one this year.

“This event is a great opportunity for those looking for a career change, new employment or training opportunities. Our friendly Employ Crawley Team will be on hand to offer help and advice.”

For more information about Employ Crawley, visit www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk/employcrawley

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