First Cohort Completes Inaugural BermudAir Summer Student Programme

Bermuda’s flagship airline, has praised the first
group of participants in the company’s inaugural Summer Student Programme. The first cohort of
students, aged from 16 to 19, spent two weeks with the BermudAir team, learning about all aspects of its business and the aviation industry generally.

“We were delighted to have these very keen students join us for this initial programme, and our team were really impressed with how focused and engaged they were throughout,” said Adam Scott, Founder and CEO of BermudAir. “These young men are enthusiastic about joining the aviation industry. Our team were happy to help them along the way by sharing their considerable knowledge
and expertise.”

Since launch the company identified helping to establish and promote aviation as an attractive career option locally as a priority.
“Our ultimate goal is to support and facilitate pathways to careers in aviation,” said Deanna Durham, the company’s Head of Human Resources. “This initial Summer Student Programme is one aspect of that. It was designed to be a learning opportunity for the students, and for us implementing it for the first time. As such, we invited this first group of students who we knew are interested in aviation as a
career to participate. And while learning they also gave us feedback that we’ll use to structure a longer programme next year.”

The students, Tai Cedenio, Kaden Darrell-Maybury, Joshua Kelly, Kimon Lawrence, Benjamin Redburn, Owen Sullivan, Christian Warren and Aiden Wells, participated in classroom sessions as well as practical learning visits, tours and demonstrations on-site at L.F. Wade International Airport and on board BermudAir aircraft.

 

Tariq Lynch-Wade, a qualified pilot and Head of Safety at BermudAir provided direct instruction and shared his own experience with the students alongside members of BermudAir’s flight crew, cabin crew, flight operations, ground operations, engineering, commercial and management team members. “Being able to help provide the students with this kind of stepping stone towards their aspirations and seeing them embrace it so well and with great questions is fantastic,” said Mr. Lynch-Wade. “We’re
looking forward to building on this positive start to help nurture a new generation of aviation
professionals right here on-island.”

The company is looking forward to hosting male and female students in the next iteration of the
programme, and will be issuing more information on that and an application process in the coming months. Mr. Scott thanked the industry partners locally who helped BermudAir deliver the 2024 programme, including Skyport, Cedar Aviation, the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority, Air Traffic Control, Blue Sky
Flights, World of Aviation, Dr. Monica Hoefert and the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service.

“We truly appreciate the collaboration, time and support of all the partners involved in the
programme,” said Mr. Scott. “It’s a testament to how deep the desire is here to get young people
involved in the industry.” More information about BermudAir is available on their website www.flybermudair.com

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