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Security Officer to digital expert

Tom worked in Hospitality for a number of years after leaving school and eventually moved into retail. Realising retail was not where he wanted to be long-term, Tom was keeping an open mind for his next career move. A friend mentioned to Tom that there were openings for Security Officers at Heathrow, which strongly appealed…

Climbing the career ladder

Whilst studying at college, Ivan decided that an Apprenticeship would be the next step for him, wanting to continue learning practically whilst still building his academic portfolio. With achieving qualifications in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Multi-Skills in Construction; Ivan was set on developing a career in construction or engineering. When seeking opportunities online, Ivan…

Chasing an ambition and never giving up

Peter joined Heathrow as part of the Master Planning Team in 2009, where he had responsibility for analysing Heathrow’s strategic capacity requirements. He first got a taste of the Project Management with the introduction of A380’s to Heathrow and planning the airport’s stands capacity for them. Peter then left the UK for a new life…

Finding the missing piece in a career

Rhea was studying an Apprenticeship in Hearing Therapy at Bristol University when, to her disappointment, the department shut down and she had no choice but to discontinue her studies and re-assess her career goals. Rhea began a new role at Sainsbury’s, quickly progressing within the business when she was headhunted for the role of Customer…

Following a dream

After leaving school, Hannah wasn’t entirely sure what she wanted to do and began to pursue a career in Retail. Hannah successfully progressed to a managerial position when her company was issuing redundancies, yet she knew that this was the perfect opportunity to do something completely different. Hannah began researching into other options and always…

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Excelling in a career and performance

Matt began his journey at Heathrow over 13 years ago and gained vast experience in his varying roles. Matt’s expertise lies within Security Operations, after becoming a Terminal Controller, Security Manager and most recently, a Performance Manager. Matt specialises in data analysis and enjoys identifying the patterns and meaning behind data, helping Heathrow to continue…

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

On the 6th of March, we celebrated our annual National Apprenticeship Week Event by inviting employers at Heathrow to listen to speeches made by Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye, The Rt Hon The Lord Blunkett and Becky Ivers, People Director – Expansion. Additionally, speakers from Dyer & Butler and Balfour Beatty shared their Apprenticeship experiences. Guest…

Heathrow Shared Apprenticeship Scheme

Heathrow Airport has recently launched a fantastic Shared Apprenticeship Scheme, partnering with K10 Apprenticeships and delivered by the Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy. The Shared Apprenticeship Scheme brings together some of Heathrow’s major construction companies to offer local people the chance to contribute on exciting Heathrow projects, whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The apprentice…

Celebrating Our Peoples’ Journey – 2018 Video

We are very proud to present our 2018 video. This year, our video celebrates the journey of 5 individuals from very different backgrounds through our Community, Recruitment and Apprenticeship services.

2018 Graduation and Awards Ceremony

Thursday November 8th marked the twelfth annual Academy Graduation and Awards Ceremony. This year’s ceremony proved to be another success, with more than 100 Apprenticeship graduates. Hosted by John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow CEO, Paula Stannett, Chief People Officer, and joined by our guest speaker Bonita Norris, the ceremony celebrated the inspiring graduates who represent the remarkable talent…

Careers Open Day – 19th October 2018

We are hosting an open day on the 19th of October for you to come and meet our experienced recruitment team and explore the diverse range of opportunities within Construction and Hospitality at Heathrow Airport. Our employers are always looking for talented individuals to join them in providing our passengers the best airport service in the…

Mark, centre, with Academy Recruitment Officers Justyna and Robert

V1, rotate, careers take off with Aeroflot!

Aeroflot were struggling to fill vacancies in Terminal 4 and Heathrow Cargo Area so they approached the Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy for advice. The Academy helped them to find high-calibre Russian speaking candidates for the specialist roles available. “We would strongly recommend the Academy to other overseas carriers struggling to recruit high-quality, local and engaging candidates…

Apprenticeships in Construction: Video

Being the biggest employer in the local community, Heathrow offers a unique opportunity for local residents to start a career in a wide variety of construction roles through various direct Apprenticeships and our Shared Apprenticeship Scheme. The Academy works closely with our construction partners to support…

New Apprenticeship Offer

We are proud to announce amazing new development opportunities to our current Apprenticeship offer. Our new training solutions create opportunities and enhance individuals’ futures. The Academy already delivers a variety of Apprenticeship programmes that provide amazing opportunities for development, enabling individuals to perform to their…

The Academy at Parliament

At the beginning of March, Karis, an Academy team member who has completed one Apprenticeship and is undertaking her second, spoke at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships, about how beneficial completing an Apprenticeship had been for both her confidence and career. The purpose of the APPG is to provide a forum for…

National Apprenticeship Week Event

The Heathrow Employment & Skills Academy team celebrated National Apprenticeship week on the 7th March by inviting forward-thinking companies to come and hear speeches by Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye and Paula Stannett, Heathrow People Director, The Rt Hon The Lord Blunkett, and guest speakers…

2017 Graduation and Awards Ceremony

Thursday 2 November saw our eleventh (yes, eleventh!) annual Academy Graduation and Awards Ceremony. What began as a comparatively small event in 2004 welcomed record numbers of graduates and guests in 2017, including more than 130 Apprenticeship graduates. Hosted by John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow CEO, and Paula Stannett, Chief People Officer…