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Manchester Airport today announced a major drive to create the next generation of aviation talent.

The airport’s MAG Connect programme will educate and inspire people of all ages – from primary school pupils to PhD students – about the range of exciting and dynamic opportunities a career in aviation can offer.

The initiative will be replicated across other airports owned by Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which is the UK’s largest independent airport operator, and also runs London Stansted and East Midlands Airports.

A network of education and employment facilities will be used to deliver the programme in Manchester, including the Aerozone centre for school-aged children which launched earlier this year, and the Airport Academy, which helps jobseekers develop their skills and access job opportunities at the airport. It comes as the Department for Transport’s new ‘Generation Aviation’ scheme was unveiled, as part of the Government’s commitment to develop skills in the aviation sector.

The programme was announced today at an Airport Academy Open Day, with a variety of employers based on site at Manchester Airport giving talks to jobseekers referred from JobCentre Plus, before conducting a Q&A session and a terminal tour.

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