New apprentices get ready for take-off at Stansted Airport

Stansted’s latest apprentices Amber Wright from Takeley and Julia Hultzer from Newport started their training to become customer service ambassadors on Monday

Stansted’s latest apprentices Amber Wright from Takeley and Julia Hultzer from Newport started their training to become customer service ambassadors on Monday

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Stansted Airport celebrated National Apprenticeship Week by welcoming its latest intake of new trainees.

Robert Halfon MP meets apprentices, trainees and former jobseekers who have benefited from the airport’s award winning training and education programmes at Stansted in December 2016. Robert Halfon MP meets apprentices, trainees and former jobseekers who have benefited from the airport’s award winning training and education programmes at Stansted in December 2016.

The week, from March 6 to March 10, is organised to highlight apprenticeships and traineeships and the postive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The airport trained 22 apprentices last year and a similar number are expected to be recruited during 2017.

Two of the airport’s latest apprentices are Amber Wright, from Takeley, and Julia Hultzer, from Newport, who started their training to become customer service ambassadors on Monday.

Amber said: “I have always loved helping and talking to people and the airport offered me a great opportunity. I’m really looking forward to working at Stansted as you are able to gain so much experience in many areas of the company and meet a wide variety of people.”

Chris Wiggan, Stansted Airport’s head of external affairs, said: “Our apprenticeships programme offers young, talented individuals the opportunity to begin their career on a structured and supported programme, as an alternative to continuing in higher education.

“We have a proven track record in recruiting apprentices, particularly within our engineering and customer service teams.

“Last year, we recruited and trained 22 apprentices, with most ending up in full time positions in customer services and engineering.

“This helps us to build our pool of talented youngsters and allows our experienced colleagues to pass on their invaluable knowledge to their future successors.

Skills and Apprenticeships Minister, Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP, visited Stansted in December last year to see how the airport is boosting education, job and training opportunities for young people and jobseekers.

The minister talked to apprentices, trainees and former jobseekers that have benefited from the airport’s award winning training and education programmes and successfully found full time employment at Stansted.

Speaking in December, he said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to meet such motivated and talented young people who have been benefitting from the great opportunities and state of the art facilities on offer at both Aerozone Stansted and the airport’s employment and training skills academy.

It has been great to see Stansted’s commitment to developing quality apprentices in STEM areas, offering people the ladder of opportunity they need to secure long-term careers.”

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