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Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The event, which stretched over Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of November demonstrated the wide range of roles available at the airport as well as highlighting the employment programmes available in the five local boroughs, such as the Heathrow Academy.
Heathrow Economic Development Manager, Sundeep Sangha, said, “We were really pleased to see so many enthusiastic young people come to see us at Skills London. It’s been an excellent opportunity for us to showcase the variety of careers available at Heathrow and we want to continue to get local young people involved with the airport. At Heathrow we want to recruit the very best talent as we aim to make Heathrow Europe’s hub airport of choice”
As well as members of the Economic Development and HR teams, a number of apprentices were also on hand at the event to give their perspective on working at Heathrow and experiences of the scheme.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Skills London is a truly fantastic event which I’m proud to support. It gives young Londoners the chance to come face-to-face with potential employers, try out new things and get their foot on the career ladder. With thousands of jobs available, it’s full of great opportunities.”
Skills London had 35,000 potential jobs on offer to young people aged between 15 and 24. Visitors were able to experience a range of trades and professions as well as try their hand at skills such as catering and floristry.