Learners Prepare For Career Take-Off At Heathrow Training Day
College learners took their knowledge to new heights after spending a training day at Heathrow airport.
A group of 15 Travel and Cabin Crew learners visited the British Airways Global Learning Academy Training Centre at the high-profile international airport in London.
They took part in a Safety and Emergency Procedures Assessment day to boost their knowledge and support the programmes they are studying.
During the training they focused on dealing with a planned and unplanned emergency on a real aircraft.
They boarded the plane to participate in safety demonstrations and slide evacuations and learn more about pilot incapacitation, survival, landing on water and life raft exercises.
The group also gained an insight into dealing with a plane oven fire and experienced wearing smoke hoods which would be used in a plane fire emergency situation.
British Airways is the UK’s largest international airline and one of the world’s leading global premium carriers with a fleet of over 280 aircraft.
The state-of-the-art Global Learning Academy brings together all areas of training within British Airways into one centre of excellence and offers a range of flight, cabin and engineering training products and equipment.
After completing the training, learners all passed three assessments for their City & Guilds qualification and also received a British Airways SEP certificate which they can use when applying for airline jobs and add to their CV.
Cabin Crew Tutor Laura Cooper says that learners all benefited from the trip to the capital as they aim for future cabin crew careers or roles in the travel industry.
Laura said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for learners to step outside the classroom environment and gain hands-on training at one of the world’s busiest airports.
“All the students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we’re really grateful to British Airways for hosting the day.”
Studying Travel and Tourism and Cabin Crew programmes can open up an exciting range of job opportunities around the globe.
Laura added: “With the restrictions that learners have faced this academic year, they were all on cloud nine after the training on a real aircraft and being able to use the latest airline industry equipment.
“Hopefully, this visit has whetted their appetites even more as they pursue a career working for a major airline or in the travel sector when they complete their studies.”
Click here to find out more about Travel and Cabin Crew programmes at Coventry College.