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Summary: Short promotional film focusing on the Air Ministry’s aviation apprenticeship scheme.
Description: Film opens with examples of development work carried out by the Ministry of Aviation, including footage of rockets, vertical take-off aircraft, and prototype aircraft in flight, followed by scenes of apprentices at work, filing, cutting, operating lathes and milling machines in a training shop. The Air Ministry offers a programme of training for school leavers and others to enable them to work in Britain’s air and space research. Familiarity with a large variety of heavy, complex, power machines is essential. The Air Ministry is one of the largest employers of engineers and scientists in the United Kingdom, with an emphasis on advanced testing techniques to help the engineers of the future. Film clips of X-ray and binocular microscopes, ultra sonic testing, ultra sonic flow detectors, tensile strength rigs and large X-ray rooms for examining large components are shown.
Hostels provide accommodation at Air Ministry establishments and offer many sporting and relaxation facilities, communal areas and a canteen. All apprentices receive expert training without cost to their parents, not only in the Ministries workshops and testing rooms but also via day attendance at a local technical college, and all receive two weeks annual holiday. The film concludes with the words “The Ministry of Aviation offers you access to the exciting world of Aviation.”
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Air Ministry (Production sponsor)