Slough students looking to get into a career in aviation explored how to break into industry at Heathrow Airport’s annual carers fair.

Over 5,600 16-24-year-olds from across the local area and further afield sought career advice from companies working at the airport including British Airways, Heathrow Fire and Rescue and MACE at the Sofitel Heathrow.

Visitors from both Slough and for the first time, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, took the opportunity to explore careers, apprenticeships, internships, graduate schemes and entry-level roles in the aviation, education and hospitality sectors.

The fair follows the news that Heathrow will work towards creating more employment through apprenticeships and work experience days. Responding to the recommendations made by the airport’s independent Skills Taskforce, Heathrow committed to provide 10,000 quality work experience days by 2030 and 1,200 work placement days to local T-level students in construction and digital careers from September 2020.

Heathrow People Director – Expansion, Becky Ivers, said:

“It was wonderful to welcome a record crowd of keen students at this year’s Jobs and Careers Fair. As our plans for airport expansion take shape, we need to develop the skills that will be required to deliver this major UK project.

“Our annual Fair presents a great opportunity to kick that off and helps to ensure the benefits of expansion will be shared right across the region. We look forward to welcoming many of the students back to the airport in the years to come.”