Wirral Met College has been working in partnership with Swissport International over the past twelve months to provide Travel and Tourism students with unique opportunities to gain high quality work experience and specialist industry sector expertise.
Swissport International is the world’s leading global airport and aviation service provider, serving airlines and airports spanning from America to Africa and Northern Europe, and Wirral Met is the only college in the North West of England to be granted with the prestigious Swissport Academy status.
Wirral Met is dedicated to providing students with meaningful and valuable work experience to ensure that they are ‘work ready’ and prepared to apply for jobs in industry. Over the past twelve months, students studying on the level two study programme have been taking part in in behind-the-scenes tours at UK and overseas airports, where they gained practical insights into the multitude of careers within the aviation industry. They have also been involved in discussions with guest speakers and had access to a wide range of expertise to equip them to progress into jobs in travel and tourism. One of the key highlights of the partnership is that many Wirral Met students were provided with a guaranteed job interview with Swissport once they successfully completed their study programme.
With the new Swissport Academy, Travel and Tourism students have been able to take advantage of excellent work experience opportunities, working alongside professionals across this exciting and dynamic industry and students joining the college in September 2017 will also benefit from these excellent opportunities.
Meet the student
Rebecca Swindells studied Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism and Cabin Crew and Aviation Operations courses at Wirral Met. After college, Rebecca worked as a rep in Spain. She is now working as a member of the Cabin Crew team for British Airways.
When Rebecca visited the college recently to share her experiences with current students, she commented, “Without Wirral Met I wouldn’t be standing here today with a career that takes me around the world telling everyone how amazing my life has become”.
For more information on Travel and Tourism study programmes offered at Wirral Met call 0151 551 7777 and speak to a Student Adviser.
- Open Evening – Thursday 12th January 2017, 4.30pm – 7.00pm
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