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Careers taking off at the airport for College high flyers

A group of former Doncaster College students are celebrating having landed jobs in the aviation industry at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. 

A total of six of the College’s former students have all secured jobs working in various roles for Servisair and Securitas, the ground handling agent and security providers for the airport, ranging from Passenger Service Assistants, Cabin Crew and airport security. 

The employment success reinforces the strong partnership between Doncaster College and the airport. In addition to this year’s new recruits securing jobs, a number of College alumni from 2012 who were successful in achieving positions at the airport last year have had their contracts renewed for a further year.  

Steve Gill, Managing Director at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “We have a long standing partnership with Doncaster College and it is fantastic news that the former students have been recruited by Servisair and Securitas and are now working at the airport. 

“It is important that students enrolling on aviation focussed courses at the College see a career progression into their chosen sector. As a regional airport we are always keen to recruit local people, which has a positive impact on the local economy. 

“The continued success of the last year’s College students who work at the airport is testament to the development opportunities we have. 

“I wish the employees every success in their careers and look forward to hearing about their progression.

Doncaster College is a large provider of further and higher education in South Yorkshire, with hundreds of further and higher education course options. With a turnover of circa £38 million, the College is based across two main sites, the £65-million pound Hub campus on the town’s waterfront and the University Centre Doncaster campus situated at High Melton.  

The College offers both full and part-time courses in aviation, travel and tourism including Air Cabin Crew Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma, Aviation Environment Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma,  Travel and Tourism Levels 1 and 2 City & Guilds Introductory Diploma and Travel and Tourism Level 3 Edexcel BTEC National Certificate. 

George Trow, Principal at Doncaster College, added:  “We work hard to deliver courses which give our students the knowledge and skills to secure a career in a field which they are passionate about.

“We offer a number of travel, tourism and aviation courses at the College and these courses are perfect for those wanting to enter the aviation industry.

“We are delighted that the majority of the recent Servisair positions have been filled by our former students and look forward to continuing our excellent, mutually beneficial working relationship with the airport.”