Humberside Airport joined forces with Grimsby Institute to recently host a group of travel students for a behind the scenes tour of the airport site, along with highlighting opportunities for future employment.
The 16 Level 2 Travel and Tourism students that visited the airport are undertaking the one year NCFE course, which runs alongside L2 Maths and English, and covers a module focusing on aviation, with the aim of placing them in a travel and tourism role.
As part of the trip, they visited Eastern Airways’ maintenance hangar for a familiarisation tour around an aircraft, attended a cabin crew briefing, had an introduction to Humberside Airport’s Air Traffic Control centre, a tour of the airport terminal building, including a visit to the Swissport executive passenger lounge, and a look around Weston Aviation’s private jet aviation centre.
Deborah Zost, Managing Director of Humberside Airport, said: “We were pleased to welcome students of Grimsby Institute’s travel and tourism course for a familiarisation trip to the airport, which is a key element that supports their course work. It’s important that we work with business-focused organisations like Grimsby Institute, which have courses and modules in our industry, as their students could potentially be our employees of the future.”
Debra Gray, Principal and Deputy Chief Executive at Grimsby Institute, said: “Our students had an amazing time at Humberside Airport learning about the range of highly skilled jobs available in the tourism and aviation industry. We value our partnerships with employers such as the airport who work hard to open doors for young people to succeed.”
Humberside Airport provides a range of international and domestic scheduled services, along with holiday charters, private charter flights and helicopter operations to support the offshore gas and renewables sectors to and from the East Yorkshire, Humber and Lincolnshire region.