New jobs portal launches for aviation sector

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A new Aviation Skills Retention Platform (ASRP) has been launched by the government to boost employment and upskill candidates in the aviation sector, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

The platform is an ‘online skills and recruitment centre’ helping candidates find jobs that match their existing skillset.

The government has partnered with several leading employers, including the Civil Aviation Association, BAE Systems and Rolls Royce to offer an initial 2,185 vacancies, with more added every day.

The scheme will help preserve essential expertise while addressing the wider skills shortage in the market, by  supporting those who are currently not working, and nurturing existing skills to lay the foundations for future growth when international travel restarts.

This follows the news that a 6-month renewal of the Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme has been approved as part of this year’s budget.

The scheme, initially launched in January 2021, supports airports and ground handlers with fixed costs while travel restrictions remain in place.