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Trans Maldivian Airways launches Sheet Metal Apprentice Program for Maldivians

Apprentice program
World’s largest seaplane operator is looking for young, enthusiastic individuals to join their upcoming Sheet Metal Apprentice Program.

World’s largest seaplane operator is looking for young, enthusiastic individuals to join their upcoming Sheet Metal Apprentice Program. The seaplane operator reveals that they are conducting this program as part of their continuing efforts to introduce more local talent into the different areas of aviation. Trans Maldivian Airways states that there is a good demand for sheet metal technicians and they hope to see more locals express interest and join the field in the future.

The apprentice program is a three-month-long, intensive program that will be held in the Trans Maldivian Airways Maintenance Hangar. Selected individuals will get a chance to work in a world-class hangar, attend training, develop their knowledge and skills. In addition to that, selected individuals will also receive a stipend from TMA for the period of the program.

Trans Maldivian Airways further states that at the end of the program, individuals who demonstrate willingness, right attitude and skills will also get the opportunity to join as a full-time member of the Aircraft Maintenance team at the world’s largest seaplane operator.

The program is set to commence in April 2021. And Interested candidates are invited to send their CVs to

To assist the development of individuals, TMA provides Thalassaemia affected children and their parents services free of charge. Moreover, TMA ran successful Zuvana Pilot Training and Engineering Training programs for interns as well.

Also read: Celebrating Women Power at Trans Maldivian Airways

TMA served the nation for over 30 years and currently operates more than 150 daily flights, serving more than 80 resorts in the island archipelago. The seaplane operator is regarded as the backbone of tourism infrastructure in the Maldives.

Recently TMA announced plans to start wheel-based operations in the Maldives with the introduction of ATR aircraft to the existing fleet of twin-otters. Furthermore, the world’s largest seaplane operator will induct 4 twin otter aircraft by the 3rd quarter of 2021.

Feature image by Trans Maldivian Airways

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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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