Airport Backs Education Programmes

Airport Backs Education Programmes

4th June 2018

Widnes Vikings’ official partners, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, have shown their support for the club’s education programmes, by offering traineeships for students at the Vikings Learning Centre.

The airport, which handles almost 5 million passengers per year with flights to over 60 destinations in the UK and across Europe, is offering work placements to students on the Vikings’ education programme. Learners at the Centre, which specialises in supporting people who are out of education, employment or training, will have the opportunity to enjoy placements across the airport – including with air traffic control, security, retail and administration and marketing.

The first learner to benefit from this partnership is eighteen-year-old Sasha Kinsey. The Widnes local has been studying for a traineeship with the club, developing her customer service and business experience. This experience has enabled Sasha to successfully apply to study at college to become a Cabin Crew member, where she will also enjoy work experience with the Airport.

Charlotte Jakeman, Education Officer at Widnes Vikings, says: “We are delighted to have the support of Liverpool John Lennon Airport in enriching our traineeship programme. Traineeships support people aged 16-24 to gain valuable work experience and qualifications. Having the support of such a large and recognisable brand will bring real benefits to our learners and enhance the opportunities that we are able to provide.”

Richard Munson, Commercial and Community Director at Widnes Vikings, says: “This support from Liverpool John Lennon Airport for our education programmes is another exciting step in our partnership. The Airport has a genuine commitment to making a difference to the lives of people in the region, and by backing this project we will be working together to support people to gain valuable life skills and fulfil their potential. We are excited to see the progress of our learners with the Airport.”

Claire Henson, HR & Community Manager for Liverpool John Lennon Airport said, “We are delighted to work with Widnes Vikings. Our employability initiative schemes give young people a real insight into life at the airport and the diverse range of career opportunities available here as well as picking up skills that will be useful in a range of professions.”

Airport Backs Education Programmes