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Picture of our students at Belfast Internation Airport
Picture of our students at Belfast Internation Airport

It’s exciting news for our aviation department, as we proudly announce our partnership with the world’s largest airline ground handling company, Swissport, and Liverpool John Lennon Airport!

The partnership comes in light of the company’s new Swissport Academy, which the College will be helping to develop. It aims to provide budding new recruits with the perfect stepping stone into the industry.

Currently the Academy has a number of links to Further Education Colleges across the UK, however for Liverpool John Lennon Airport, we are the first.

For our students studying the Level 2 Diploma in Aviation Environment, this new opportunity means they will now have access to a number of new learning resources, guided airport visits and a guaranteed interview scheme at the end of their course, with a view to a position with Swissport.

Swissport are a globally renowned organisation, which provide a range of ground support services at 310 airports worldwide, including baggage services, lounge hospitality, passenger check-in, boarding, ramp handling and cargo services.

This amazing opportunity will not only open up a number of exclusive career opportunities for our students, but will also provide them with invaluable experience that will prepare them for life in the aviation world.
Jade Lahive, Training Officer at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, visited the College recently to speak to the students about the diverse range of careers amongst their organisation and the standards expected from such a fast-paced and competitive industry.

The students were put through their paces, covering everything from product knowledge to industry standard requirements, essential to their future careers.

Following Jade’s visit, the students will have the opportunity to visit Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Belfast International Airport, to see first-hand the range of employment opportunities available to them on successful completion of the course.

Aviation and Tourism Tutor, Daniel Murphy, commented, “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Swissport and the opportunities that this will bring for the aviation and travel students. The specialist insight into the industry will ensure that the students have the most up-to-date sector knowledge possible, to be able to achieve their career goals.”

Are you interested in a career in the industry? Find out more about our range of travel, cabin crew and aviation courses here.