01 March 2018
Seven young people have recently been given the opportunity to train for exciting roles at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, thanks to a traineeship scheme delivered at South Liverpool Homes’ Reach hub in Speke.
Local young people’s education and training provider Employability Solutions delivered a six-week traineeship from Reach with work placements in the exciting environment of Liverpool’s ever-expanding international airport.
All the young people needed support to move forward in a positive direction and the airport traineeships alongside the inclusive support from Employability Solutions and Reach provided the perfect opportunity.
The seven trainees from across South Liverpool have positions in Airport Security, Retail, Engineering, Air Traffic Control, Air Traffic Engineering, IT & Customer Services.
The trainees have completed their induction week and are ready to get started in their chosen area. Trainee James (21) said, "This is an amazing opportunity. The Airport is on my doorstep and I'd love to get a job here or use it to move into something, maybe an apprenticeship. Really excited to get started!"
Following this opportunity, the goal is to support the trainees into sustainable employment, training or education, and apprenticeships play a vital role in giving them supported, progressive long-term opportunities.