Jobs and internships for students together with significant research projects are at the heart of Melbourne Airport’s partnership with Victoria University.

In the first ever university partnership for the airport, students of the west will have the chance to contribute to one of the biggest economic drivers in the state.

The three-year Memorandum of Understanding will also look to enrich the visitor experience to the airport through a First Nations Education framework, research and STEM programs at the new Tech school development in Brimbank will also be explored.

Melbourne Airport CEO, Lorie Argus, said the partnership with Victoria University will enable student placements, job and tertiary learning opportunities each year.

“We’re excited to create formal education and training pathways with Victoria University, giving local students exposure to our staff and aviation specialists which could lead to exciting careers in aviation. The projects delivered under the MOU will help guide our future planning and we look forward to working with young people in the community under the three-year agreement.”