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Heathrow Jobs and Careers fair well attended

Thu 21 March 2019, 1:25 pm

Young people from Hounslow were among thousands of students from the region learning about how to become pilots, engineers and firefighters at Heathrow Airport’s annual careers fair.

The event held at the end of last month, at the Sofitel Heathrow hotel, encouraged pupils to take on roles across the airport with advice from British Airways, Heathrow Fire and Rescue and construction company Mace.

Firms were searching for talented youngsters to take on apprenticeships, internships, graduate schemes and entry-level roles in the aviation and hospitality sectors.

The fair came on the heels of Heathrow launching the country’s first airport-owned Shared Apprentice Scheme in construction to develop skills in this area.

Heathrow has committed to offering 10,000 work experience days by 2030, and 1,200 work placement days to T-level students in construction and digital careers from September 2020.

Becky Ivers, Heathrow's people director – expansion, said: “It was wonderful to welcome a record crowd of keen students at this year’s Jobs and Careers Fair. We look forward to welcoming many of the students back to the airport in the years to come.”


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