MAG unveil new £500k training facility at Stansted Airport

13:14 26 June 2014

Stansted Airport’s Training Team pictured in The Flight Deck. (From left to right) Lead Trainers Curtis Walsh, Kitty Nash, Ayhan Kizil and Training Manager, Teisha Lock.

Stansted Airport’s Training Team pictured in The Flight Deck. (From left to right) Lead Trainers Curtis Walsh, Kitty Nash, Ayhan Kizil and Training Manager, Teisha Lock.

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Stansted’s owners have underlined a commitment to staff career development by unveiling a new £500,000 training facility at the airport.

The Flight Deck, the 550 square-metre hub located on the top floor of the airport’s HQ, Enterprise House, will provide a dedicated area for staff to train and develop their skills for years to come.The Flight Deck, the 550 square-metre hub located on the top floor of the airport’s HQ, Enterprise House, will provide a dedicated area for staff to train and develop their skills for years to come.

Known as The Flight Deck, the 550 square-metre hub located on the top floor of the airport’s HQ, Enterprise House, will provide a dedicated area for Manchester Airports Group (MAG) staff to train and develop their skills for years to come.

The announcement adds to a raft of other projects already underway across the airport, which include a major £80m project to upgrade security, the departure lounge and retail areas of the terminal. The projects bring the total investment at the airport by MAG to £260m over the next five years.

Daniel Gallo, Stansted Airport’s HR director, said: “The new learning centre is testament to MAG’s commitment to the professional and personal development of its colleagues.

“Investing to develop our colleagues at Stansted is key to creating and building a capable and talented workforce, and by investing in training and development we can upskill our employees, helping them to build a successful career at the airport.”

He added: “By ensuring we have a firm training and development programme and first class learning facilities, we are confident that we can enhance the quality of existing colleagues and attract new people to our organisation at every level.

“I’m very excited to open the new centre and look forward to seeing our existing and future colleagues benefit and develop their careers from it.”

Housing specialist security training areas, classrooms, IT suites, video conferencing and offices, the training hub can also be hired by external organisations and companies wishing to hold conferences, meetings and events at the airport.

Able to accommodate groups of many sizes the rooms offer a unique setting with views of the runway and control tower.

The airport’s training and development team will also use the new facilities to offer a range of Government approved aviation security courses designed for airports, airlines, the armed forces and private security firms.

Delegates can study for the Aviation Security Manager Certificate which covers a range of modules from firearms and dangerous goods to leading and motivating staff.

Teisha Lock, Stansted Airport’s training manager, said: “Together with our expertise, The Flight Deck will enable us to offer first class training courses for a variety of organisations within the aviation and security industry. Our trainers have many years of experience in both security and training which enables them to offer practical advice and support.”

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