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Students flying high through our Swissport Academy courses

Academy status puts The Manchester College students in prime position to fill jobs created by Manchester Airport expansion.

The Manchester College is now a Swissport Academy, which will leave our travel, tourism and aviation students primed to capitalise on jobs created by the Manchester Airport expansion.

Accredited by global airport and aviation service provider Swissport, our six courses offer students a range of qualifications up to degree level, with access to live environments through airside visits.

Those studying the Level 2 Diploma in Cabin Crew and Level 2 Diploma in Aviation are guaranteed job interviews, based on their overall performance.

The industry-recognised accreditation leaves our students in a prime position to fill roles created by the expansion of Manchester Airport, which started in July.

Christine Kenyon, Vice Principal at The Manchester College, said: “The new Swissport Academy comes at a pertinent time, with so much investment and expansion going into Manchester Airport.

“Partnering with an organisation as globally renowned as Swissport is a reflection of our ambition to offer qualifications that equip students with industry-level skills.

“They will receive the kind of genuine experience and opportunities that will prepare them for an exciting career in a growing industry at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.”

Swissport provides ground services for more than 230 million passengers and handles 4.3 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of 835 client-companies in the aviation sector.

With a workforce of more than 62,000, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents. At Manchester Airport, Swissport offers a broad range of award-winning ground handling and cargo services.

The Manchester College Swissport Academy courses comprise Diplomas in Air Cabin Crew, Aviation Environment, Travel and Tourism at three levels, and a Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism Management.

Find out more about starting on the road to a career in the travel, tourism and aviation industry with The Manchester College.