Learning & Development

The world of work is ever-changing with industries, careers and jobs growing at a rapid rate and brought on largely by new technologies and a greater shift towards ‘agile’ working. As our job roles evolve, our skill sets need to evolve too, preparing us for the readiness to learn, grow and adapt to our new environments.

That’s why the Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy promotes and supports skills development. Its main goals are to help Team Heathrow colleagues with their personal and professional development.

Support Available

Universal Framework for Essential Skills

This is a toolkit developed by the Skills Builder Partnership and informed by industry leaders. The Framework helps users to identify how skills are used and transferred in every stage of life and provides ‘build it’ steps to help develop essential skills. The Toolkit is a free downloadable resource for colleagues and their employers.

Essential and Basic Skills Courses

Access to basic skills courses (e.g. digital literacy, customer services, English language) are available to Team Heathrow colleagues through the Heathrow Skills Partnership. The Heathrow Skills Partnership is the Academy’s network of six local colleges and three universities working in partnership with one clear aim: To help all learners, whether young or adult, to gain skills, qualifications and experiences needed to achieve fulfilling employment and careers.

Whether you are the employer or the colleague, The Academy can help facilitate the right learning solution for you Contact: enquiries@heathrowacademy.co.uk

Professional Development Apprenticeships

A range of intermediate, advanced and higher level courses are available in:

  • Leadership and management
  • Customer Services
  • Business Administration
  • Project management
  • Digital solutions
  • Sector specific learning: retail, hospitality, warehousing, quantity surveying, procurement, formworks

These courses are offered as a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification and delivered by the Heathrow Skills Partnership and other quality training providers.

Whether you are the employer or the colleague, The Academy can help facilitate the right learning solution for you. Contact enquiries@heathrowacademy.co.uk