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MOU allows students to gain work experience

Monika Singh
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

AN agreement between the Fiji Airways and University of the South Pacific will enable an industrial attachment partnership for engineering students with the national airline.

A media statement issued by Fiji Airways yesterday confirmed that the memorandum of understanding was signed by the airline and USP's Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) allowing students to work at the main hangar facility under the supervision of senior Fiji Airways engineers and also undertake a number of workshops while on attachment.

Fiji Airways managing director and CEO Andre Viljoen, welcomed the formal partnership with USP.

"As the national airline, we're happy to assist in the growth and development of Fijian students who are interested in aviation.

"Given that we have Fiji's biggest aviation maintenance facility and largest pool of aircraft engineers on staff, there really is no better place for them to get this kind of aviation engineering experience.

"We're very proud of the support we currently offer to Fijian universities by getting students on various attachments and internship programs across all facets of our operations," said Mr Viljoen.

Meanwhile FSTE dean Dr Anjeela Jokhan said: "Today's signing is the culmination of four years of work by both Fiji Airways and the university.

"We didn't get here overnight — months of negotiation, ensuring that IP, safety measures and so forth are covered in the agreement for all relevant stakeholders".

The MOU will allow students from USP's Bachelor of Engineering program to attain 800 hours of industrial work experience at the airline's Engineering and Maintenance facility at Nadi.

The industrial work experience (IWE) is a graduation requirement for the Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ) accredited degrees (formerly known as IPENZ), Bachelor of Engineering Electrical/Electronics and Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical Engineering.








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