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
Stansted Airport College has been officially opened at a ceremony led by Robert Halfon MP, Chair of Education Select Committee and London Stansted CEO Ken O’Toole.
The College, which has opened its doors to almost 300 students for its first term, is a brand-new £11 million technical skills facility, the first purpose-built on-site college at a major UK airport and the only Further Education centre in Uttlesford.
- ‘Aerozone’ facility has welcomed 10,000 visitors in first three years
- Centre offers STEM and career training opportunities for children of all ages
- Celebration event for Saffron Walden schoolchildren marks milestone
London Stansted Airport’s flagship community project, the Aerozone education centre, celebrated welcoming its 10,000 visitor with a special party event for local schoolchildren this week.
The brand-new Stansted Airport College is celebrating its 250th confirmed trainee, as construction work on the site intensifies ahead of the planned opening this September.
Scarlet Jemmett, currently a pupil at Leventhorpe in Sawbridgeworth, has been accepted onto the Hospitality & Events Management course following the latest round of interviews held this week (Tuesday 8 May).
- The Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry launches construction phase of innovative £11m on-airport college
- The project is funded by Stansted Airport, Harlow College, Essex and Uttlesford Councils and South East LEP and will create 500 further education places in the region
- The first of its kind in the UK, the college is due to open in Autumn 2018
Today, the Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry MP, was at London Stansted Airport to see the start of the construction phase of the new on-site technical college and to also launch the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
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.