Meet the Apprentice – Ryan Lynn, Spirit AeroSystems

Every year for Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we like to showcase Ayrshire apprentices who are at various stages of their learning.

So far this year we have introduced you to Caitlin WhiteJamie DonnellyAnnie HarrisonTj FreeburnCatriona Cook, Darren Montgomery, and Mark Gibb.

On day 4, we would like to introduce Ryan Lynn.


Ryan Lynn is a 17-year-old apprentice with Spirit AeroSystems, who has an unwavering desire to learn.

There has never been any doubt that Ryan would look to become an engineer, and it’s fair to say that if he had the choice to join any business in the world – he wouldn’t hesitate in picking Spirit AeroSystems.

It’s a business that’s close to his heart – his late father worked there for many years and it’s always been Ryan’s dream to follow in his footsteps. So when the opportunity arose to apply to Spirit, he didn’t hesitate.

Ryan said “Ever since I was a kid I’ve known that I wanted to work for Spirit AeroSystems. My Dad always spoke highly of the company and after he passed away I decided I wanted to do what he did. I’m glad I’ve now got the chance.”

As a first year apprentice, Ryan spends five days a week at Ayrshire College. Once he begins the second of his four year apprenticeship, he’ll go to four days a week on site with Spirit and one day at the College.

Ryan said “We’re doing two courses right now – NC Aeronautical Engineering and SVQ Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) Level 5, which is based in the workshop. The PEO is my favourite as it’s the practical side of the apprenticeship. There’s a lot to it and it’s only going to get harder, but I’m prepared for that.

“Once we go on site, we’ll be doing the HNC qualification at the College. I’m looking forward to getting on site. I think we get to move around different departments before getting into what we want to do.”

Ryan is delighted with how his apprenticeship is going so far and is sure he made the right decision.

He said “I think for engineering, an apprenticeship is the best way to go.

“I’m really happy I got in. Hopefully once I’m done with the apprenticeship I’ll be fully on the shop floor and working my way up to becoming a team leader.”


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