Vector Aerospace Graduate Grabs Opportunity to Participate in the Defence Growth Partnership

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector -, a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has given one of its graduates a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to participate in the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) initiative.

The DGP is a joint Government and Industry initiative to ensure a thriving UK defence sector. According to the Prime Minister: "The DGP sets us and industry a joint challenge to deliver a long term strategic vision to maintain our position on the leader board, maximising opportunities for British business and further strengthening the economy."

James Bibby, one of the first graduates to join Vector Aerospace under the new scheme, has now become an active member of the International Business Working Group within the DGP. "This is a fantastic opportunity for myself and Vector Aerospace to assist in the early stages of this partnership," said James. "I see it as an opportunity not only to develop myself further by working with the other leading defence companies in the UK, but also to contribute to the growth of the defence sector in the UK which will in turn give further opportunities to the next generation of engineers."

This statement of strategic intent complements Vector Aerospace's strategy of developing its greatest asset, its people, thereby enabling future growth and contributing to the UK Defence sector.

Vector Aerospace's graduate recruitment scheme also acts as an enabler to strengthen and diversify the skill base of its workforce; providing graduates the benefit of working in a specialist rotary wing and engine aftermarket support environment.

"We are delighted to be engaged with the DGP at such an early stage; this Partnership has the full backing of our parent company EADS and we feel it will benefit our Industry as a whole," said Claire Silvester, Vector Aerospace UK HR Director.  "Our graduate programme is a relatively new initiative and the opportunity for participants to contribute, on behalf of Vector Aerospace, to the DGP is a terrific one which will help their personal development as well as contribute towards the success of this key government/industry initiative.'  

About Vector Aerospace   Vector Aerospace is a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, South Africa, and Kenya Vector Aerospace provides services to commercial and military customers for gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Vector's customer-focused team includes over 2,700 motivated employees.

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