Local girls have been given a unique opportunity to meet with female engineers, pilots and other staff at London Stansted Airport, at a special event to mark the 3rd United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science.[Read more…] about Stansted marks ‘Women and Girls in Science’ day with networking event for local children
Jobs & Skills
- Airport’s latest initiative to boost skills and training
- Announcement follows recent opening of new on-site Airport College
- Corporate Social Responsibility Report published to showcase community achievements
London Stansted Airport’s Employment and Skills Academy is launching free English and Maths courses to allow current airport employees, jobseekers and local residents to develop their skills.
- Vacancies growing as London Stansted set to be fastest growing London airport this year
- 40 different airport businesses were exhibiting their career opportunities
- Roles on offer include retail, catering, border control, cabin crew and more
Hundreds of jobseekers came to find out about opportunities at London Stansted Airport this week, where 40 airport-based companies exhibited at the Stansted Airport Jobs Fair.
London Stansted Airport is celebrating the work of its own apprentices while highlighting the value they can bring to other airport-based businesses throughout National Apprenticeship Week.
London Stansted currently trains and employs 25 apprentices in roles including Engineering, Customer Services, Property Maintenance and Vehicle Maintenance, and with the new Stansted Airport College set to open on site by September, the number of Apprentices supported by Stansted will continue to grow.
An open drop-in session has been held today at the airport to provide details about available apprenticeship options at the college, and to share with on-site business partners the opportunities and value that apprentices can bring.
On Thursday morning, current Apprentices working at Stansted will come together at a celebratory brunch for networking, hosted by Manchester Airports Group Apprenticeships Manager, Katy Hennessy. And in the afternoon, they will head to the airport’s education centre, the Aerozone, to volunteer their time with a group of Harlow schoolchildren learning all about aviation and career opportunities available at the airport.
Ellie Miller, from Little Dunmow, is a Creative and Digital Media Apprentice based in Stansted Airport’s social media team. She said: “An apprenticeship was the perfect fit for me as I was unsure what career path to venture down. Enrolling in an apprenticeship scheme has given me the room to work in an industry I’ve always been interested in, as well as the opportunity to be guided by professionals. I have truly loved every minute of the past four months and I couldn’t recommend it enough. And the discount in World Duty Free is a real perk!”
Ben Clarke from Chelmsford, has been a Customer Service Apprentice for four months. He said: “It was the role itself that attracted me to Stansted Airport, and the chance to study for something is a benefit. No day in the role is the same in terms of what you’ll be doing which keeps you on your toes, it’s a challenge and I would recommend it to anyone.”
MAG Apprenticeships Manager Katy Hennessy said: “Apprentices form an integral part of our workforce at Stansted Airport and I’m delighted we are celebrating their hard work this week. Apprenticeships combine practical on the job training along with working towards a nationally recognised qualification. Here at MAG we have a history of successful apprentices that have joined the organisation to become valuable members of the team. Recruiting apprentices has allowed us to bring great new talent into our organisation, whilst providing them with the opportunity to combine both education and paid work.”
Media opportunity – Thursday 8 March:
10-11am, Employment and Skills Academy, Enterprise House, Stansted Airport
Meet apprentices currently working at Stansted Airport.
Apprentices volunteering at Aerozone
12 noon-2pm, Aerozone, Stansted Airport
See 12 Stansted Apprentices volunteer at a session with schoolchildren from Harlow at the airport’s purpose-built on-site education centre
London Stansted owner and the UK’s biggest airport group, MAG, has launched a major new recruitment drive, called MAG Connect, in response to expected growth in the coming years.
MAG Connect, which is being announced as part of the MAG’s 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility report, will take MAG’s recruitment drive out of its airports and into nearby areas where it will have the greatest impact.
The first MAG Connect initiative started on Tuesday 19th September as London Stansted Airport held a jobs fair in Tottenham, an area of London which is only 35 minutes from the airport by train, with fares subsidised by 80% for airport employees, but which has relatively high unemployment. The jobs fair kicked off a new partnership between London Stansted Airport and Tottenham Job Centre Plus, which is designed to prepare the airport for further growth.
London Stansted has won a top award for its work in training young people and helping them find jobs at the airport. The airport picked up the Employer Skills Award in the largest employer category at the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) Skills Awards.
The award recognises businesses that are committed to developing skills and employment opportunities for young people. The airport’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme was highly recognised, in particular its education and community outreach projects.