It’s all about the people for Humira. She enjoyed interacting with customers in her previous career in banking, but she wanted a change of scenery and a new challenge. So Humira decided to follow in her sister’s footsteps and join Heathrow. “I was always quite ambitious, driven and motivated,” says Humira, “and I always wanted to progress. I saw how much fun my sister was having working at the airport, so I thought I’d get in on that too!”

After working her way through different roles in security, she recently moved into HR and her career has really taken off. “I’m now working as a HR Business Partner, which is all about developing our people and helping them bring their best to work.” She puts her soaring success down to the opportunities she’s been given at Heathrow. “I had to leave college after the first year due to family commitments, so I put all my academic achievements on hold.” Through the Academy, Humira has now finished her apprenticeship, a Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management.

“There is so much that the Academy can offer. It can help people pursue their dreams and their career like I have. I’ve grown a lot and as a result I can give back more to the business.”