Employment opportunities at Stansted Airport could be boosted after cash injection

EMPLOYMENT, training and apprenticeship opportunities at Stansted Airport could be boosted after the Stansted Employment and Training Academy received a donation of �50,000.

EMPLOYMENT, training and apprenticeship opportunities at Stansted Airport could be boosted after the Stansted Employment and Training Academy received a donation of �50,000.

The specialist recruitment service, which is managed by Urban Futures, was given the cash by the airport to help it continue its work to to create more job opportunities at the Essex hub. It also received an initial �250,000 from Stansted Airport when it was launched in 2008.

The academy’s manager, Anita Garrard, said: “Since opening our doors in 2008, and with the generous support of Stansted Airport, we have supported thousands of individuals looking for new employment and helped deliver many training opportunities for people keen to improve skills and open new doors on their career path.

“Our partnership approach at Stansted, working closely with BAA, airport employers and public agencies, has proven to be very successful and we’ll continue to do all we can to promote the wide variety of career opportunities available at this major international airport.”

Chris Wiggan, head of public affairs at Stansted Airport, said: “As the biggest single site employer in the region, we’re fully committed to helping people gain access to new skills and opportunities and the academy provides a first class walk in facility for anyone seeking employment at the airport, wanting to improve their skills or get connected with apprenticeship opportunities.

“The academy is an integral part of the airport community and we hope this latest cash injection will help open the door to more opportunities, giving more people across the region access to the varied roles on offer here at Stansted.”