- Gatwick Airport is a major economic driver for the Gatwick Diamond. It generates around 23,000 on-airport jobs and a further 13,000 jobs through related activities. In addition to this the Gatwick Diamond itself is a fantastic tourism destination with its many hotels and leisure and recreational activities on offer.
- tourism noun
- (noun) The commercial organisation and operation of holidays and visits to places of interest.
The World of Work has a sister website in West Sussex called Take OFF ‘Our Future First’. Students involved in Take OFF interviewed Tina Oakley, HR Director at Gatwick Airport – hear her thoughts on working at the airport.
Gatwick Airport is a Founding Partner of GatwickDiamondJobs.com and regularly advertises recruitment positions on the job board. Check if they are currently recruiting
Find out more about their Trainee Schemes in Security and Engineering
If you’re Interested in any aspects of aeronautical activity, you may want to look into the Royal Aeronautical Society the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community.
They have an exiting range of opportunities involving careers and education within the sector. But best of all FREE MEMBERSHIP is available for full-time students over the age of 16 or over!
Benefits of the membership include;
Free 1-2-1 careers guidance for UK-based students
Support towards professional registration (EngTech, IEng and CEng) with Engineering Council
Get involved with their Young Persons Committee which has over 6000 like-minded young professionals worldwide. Exclusive chance to enter the Young Members’ annual Aero challenge competition
Access to Scholarship Schemes such as the Centennial Scholarship Fund
Use of their internationally renowned National Aerospace Library
FREE places at RAeS Conferences (subject to availability)
Access to the Members’ area of the Society’s website where you can update your contact details
Here are some examples of entry level jobs in this sector:
- Air Cabin Crew
- Airline Customer Services Agent
- Customs Officer
- Leisure Centre Assistant
- Tourist Information Centre Assistant
If you’re continuing into further or higher education, please click here to see many other options available to you.
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