Six students of the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, have been named winners in the British Airways’ Leaders of Tomorrow and will embark on a two-week internship programme to be held in Nigeria and London in July 2014.
The initiative aimed at deepening competencies in the aviation sector, saw Abimbola Caulcrick, a student of Abridged Airframe and Powerplant (AAP-8); Fajemisin Peter Adebola; Adachie Eneojo, both PGD students of Aviation Management; Banigo Michael; Ubong George Itok, both studying Standard Airframe and Powerplant (AP-27); and Ogunranti Olaluwa, a student of Abridged Avionics (AAVO-13), named as winners.
These winners were selected by an independent panel of three judges; aviation writer Wole Shadare, aviation consultant Simon Tumba and petroleum& energy services professional, Tunde Arogunmati.
The internship includes a two-week theoretical and practical training in aviation management in Nigeria and London; visiting BA Training centre in Crane bank as well as the Engineering base in Cardiff. The programme will be concluded with an opportunity to understudy Keith Williams, Chief Executive Officer of British Airways in London, as well as visiting other departments within the company to get firsthand experience of the workings of a global airline.
At the end of the internship, the winners will receive a British Airways’ accredited certification from the CEO to mark their graduation from the Leaders for Tomorrow Academy.
Regional Commercial Manager British Airways West Africa, Mr. Kola Olayinka said, “As the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria need a strong aviation sector. Leaders of Tomorrow is our contribution to this and we expect big things from the winners in the coming years.”
“The value of the programme is that it bridges the gap between the classroom and the work environment, providing hands-on experience with one of the world’s most admired airline.” He concluded.
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