Shuttleworth gets grants for engineering apprentices

Funding boost for apprenticeship programme at Old Warden

The Connolly Foundation, a Bedfordshire-based charity, has awarded grants to five engineering apprentices who are currently training to restore, maintain and preserve the historic aircraft of the Shuttleworth Collection.

David Oldham, chief operating officer of the foundation, presented the grants and met the apprentices face-to-face. He said, “It was a privilege to be able to award these bursaries to help maintain the knowledge needed to keep the historic planes at Shuttleworth flying.  The Connolly Foundation is keen to reward those who seek to develop their knowledge and their careers.”

The Shuttleworth chair of trustees Tim Routsis added, “We are hugely grateful to the Connolly Foundation for their generous support of our engineering apprentices and trainees, enabling us to develop a pipeline of skills necessary to keep this wonderful collection in the air.”

The Connolly Foundation's David Oldham and Shuttleworth's Tim Routsis with the apprentices.
The Connolly Foundation's David Oldham and Shuttleworth's Tim Routsis with the apprentices. CONNOLLY FOUNDATION