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Birmingham Airport supports future working generation

Posted 9 March 2018 · Add Comment

Birmingham Airport is continuing to support graduates, interns and apprentices by giving them the chance to gain valuable experience in a range of airport departments.



Currently there are 11 positions across the airport’s information technology, finance, motor transport, terminal operations, airfield safety and fire safety divisions.  

David Winstanley, Chief Operating Officer at Birmingham Airport, said: “The programmes continue to give enthusiastic and bright people the chance to get real hands on experience of the inner workings of an airport. We also benefit enormously from having them here as they bring fresh thinking and new ideas. We hope to help them in their career progression, inspire them and hopefully see some continue working here to become the future generation of managers and leaders.”

Sasha Drake and Giles Baldwin were selected from a number of applicants to work within terminal operations whilst studying for Aviation Management degrees at Coventry University.

Giles said: “I’m working with and learning from some of the best airport professionals and this industry experience is absolutely vital for my career development.

“I’m getting great opportunities to get stuck into some big projects including the new fast track immigration system. I enjoy the technical aspects of the airport operation and I’ve been supported and encouraged to flourish here.”

Sasha said: “I’ve had great hands on experience dealing with the day to day terminal operation and leading on projects such as uniform changes for staff.

“I really enjoy the customer facing part of the role and assisting passengers and this has motivated me to aim for a full-time position within the terminal management team.”

The airport is currently developing a work experience programme to give more people an insight into a career at Birmingham Airport next year.

 

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