Twenty More Universities Join Turkish Aerospace’s Intern Engineer Programme

1 Aralık 2018
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Launched last year by Turkish Aerospace Industries (Turkish Aerospace), the Intern Engineer Programme was joined this year by 20 more universities with a protocol signed on October 16, bringing the total number of universities included into the programme to 40. The protocol was signed at a ceremony held at Turkish Aerospace’s premises by the rectors of the universities that have been newly included in the programme, and by Prof. Dr. Oğuz Borat, Chairman of the Board of Turkish Aerospace; and Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil, President and CEO of Turkish Aerospace.

The ceremony also saw the signing of a protocol with the Credits and Dormitories Institution, according to which, students joining the Intern Engineer Programme will be accommodated in Ankara, depending on the Credits and Dormitories Institution’s quotas.

Students eligible to participate into the Intern Engineer Programme include third- and fourth-year (junior and senior year) students from such engineering departments as mechanical, electrical and electronics/communication, aeronautical, aircraft, space, industrial, computer, metallurgical, materials, chemical and mechatronics. Within the scope of the programme, intern engineer candidates will find the opportunity to work at least one full day a week at Turkish Aerospace. There are plans this year to have Turkish Aerospace engineers visit universities in cities in which the company is not conducting activities and to carry out studies together with students. The students will also be insured by their universities during the internship period, and shall receive a salary from Turkish Aerospace.

Emphasising the importance of the intern engineer programme in his speech during the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Kotil said: “The government has assigned us great tasks and projects, and universities are the only resource we rely on to carry them out. The protocol we have signed here today with our esteemed universities and students, with the aim of achieving our goals, will contribute to the future development of our country. Together with [these universities], we will increase our number of engineers, and will carry out projects with our young people.”

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