Students Quiz Airport Professionals
‘What’s my job?’, was the question posed to students when airport staff attended a careers day at Helena Romanes School in Great Dunmow last month.
The event, held on December 1, gave Year 10 Business Studies students the chance to meet airport employees to find out what working at an airport is really like.
Joanne Davies, Stansted Airport’s Education Coordinator, said:
“‘What’s my Job?’ gives students’ an insight into the various professions available at the airport. They meet staff face to face and get to understand what skills are needed at work and what it takes to achieve at this level. Stansted is the biggest single site employer in the East of England and there are so many opportunities open to young people once they leave education. There’s a great community spirit among the staff at Stansted and the majority are local people.”
Staff taking part included a security officer, HR manager, international sales manager and environmental data analyst. Pupils had to guess what job each of the business people did for a living. Once revealed, the visitors told the students about their education, qualifications, career and what is involved in doing the job.
Lee Cooke, Head of Vocational Studies at Helena Romanes School, said:
“Students said they learnt lots about the employment opportunities at the airport and were motivated to know they had such a range of opportunities so close to them for future employment.”
Taking part in the initiative was Student Tegan Abbs, who said:
“It was really interesting. We had to find specific questions to get the right answer, but it helped us to broaden our ideas on job prospects.”