A one-way flight into industry for College students

It was a proud day for the Travel and Tourism department at St Helens College recently, as they celebrated the success of this year’s level 2 Cabin Crew students, who graduated from their course and gained their wings in the proud presence of family, friends, tutors and fellow students.

The students have successfully secured employment with some of the industry’s top, global airlines, including; Jet2.com, British Airways, and Thomas Cook Airlines, where they will be based at some of the UK’s largest international airports, from Manchester and London Stansted to London Heathrow.

Before stepping on board their first flight, the students will face an intensive five-week training programme with their employer, often involving over 20 exams and assessments, which they all feel fully prepared for, due to the rigorous training that they have received on their course.

To celebrate their fantastic achievements, the Travel and Tourism department held their very own industry inspired, ‘Wings Graduation Ceremony’, accompanied by family and friends, which saw the students collect their official wings badges and certificates, relating to their smoke cabin procedures training, wet drill survival training, and first aid training.

Proud tutor, Richard King, commented, “I am extremely proud of each student and what they have achieved during their time on the course. I have no doubt that they will go on to make great cabin crew members. There is always a sense of pride for me knowing that I’ve fully equipped and prepared each student with everything they need to know to launch their career.”

He further added, “From the outset, I have very high expectations from the students. This includes the expectation to train and behave in a manner required by the airline industry. The dedication, commitment and respect that the students have all demonstrated, has certainly paid off for them and I wish them every success in the future.”


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