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Schools go sky high for airport careers event

Pupils from secondary schools across Manchester were ready for take-off after attending a ‘Hidden Jobs at the Airport’ experience day at Wythenshawe campus.

The Manchester College’s Schools Liaison Team and the Manchester United Foundation hosted the event which saw businesses working in and around Manchester Airport give students a taste of the wide variety of career opportunities available.

The College's Travel, Tourism and Aviation students checked pupils in on arrival and offered them a complimentary ‘mocktail’ before the schools took part in activities and spoke to representatives from businesses including construction group Galliford Try, Jet2 Holidays, Speedy Tool Hire and World Duty Free.

Stephen Wharton, Employability and Skills Coordinator at the Manchester United Foundation, said:

Events like this are about raising awareness of the wide variety of employment opportunities within an environment such as the airport.

"It helps pupils to make career decisions whether that is looking at further education or trade.”

Camille Duke, Schools Liaison Co-ordinator, said: “This year’s event has been really successful. The pupils were able to explore the wide range of opportunities beyond cabin crew that are available at the airport, so a huge thank you to all the schools and businesses that attended.”

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