ATC Lasham apprentices offered help after Southend Airport business closure From Echo Neil Bates,principal and CEO at PROCAT, said: "The long term investment by the management at ATC Lasham in apprenticeships since 2010 is in stark contrast to the sudden closure of the business on Friday.
"We are hopeful a buyer coach outline online can be found for the business and we can re establish our training centre at the airport. Our number one priority now is the apprentices who have lost their jobs. We are absolutely determined to find them new jobs where they can continue their apprenticeship and go on to have successful careers in the aviation industry. Our aviation training centre has been temporarily re located to our Basildon campus with teaching for all aviation students and apprentices resuming on Tuesday, October 6." It is estimated that 27,000 new aircraft are needed in service by 2031, www coach factory outlet com with aviation businesses already reporting skills gaps and unprecedented demand for 7,000 new engineers over the next five years. Workers were called into a meeting on Friday morning and told to leave immediately after being made redundant. Administrators for the firm headed up by James Cook who recently married model and socialite Poppy Delvigne say the firm had 383 staff at Lasham in Hampshire and Southend Airport. One employee, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: "As you can imagine the feeling is pretty low." Another ex employee added: "Yes there are jobs out there, there are other airports where there are jobs such as Luton and Stansted, but the people would need to travel. "Most the people who worked at ATC Lasham lived locally and their families were local but they will now have to travel." ONE of ATC Lasham's main clients says it has a "contingency plan" in place. Easyjet, one of ATC Lasham's main coach outlet handbags tignanello customers at Southend, said they will have to look elsewhere for a maintenance company. A spokesman for Easyjet said: "Easyjet is sorry to confirm that it has received notification that white coach purse outlet its maintenance provider at Southend has gone into administration. easyJet has a contingency plan in place to continue its line maintenance at Southend." SOUTHEND council says it will do as much as they can to assist ex employees, especially those who were on apprenticeships. Ron Woodley, leader of Southend Council, said:"When any major local employer goes into administration it has an impact on the local economy. When it is a well respected and large company employing many local people then that impact is felt very keenly within the Borough and I sympathise with anyone who has been made redundant. "Staff employed at ATC Lasham will be highly skilled within the aviation and engineering sector and I hope that they can find new jobs as quickly as possible.
" An aircraft mechanic, who worked at the aircraft company for two and a half years, looks back positively on her time at the company. She added: "I think everyone is still in shock, and gutted as we all worked well together. There were ups and downs like many companies but we all enjoyed our job.
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