Career prospects take off thanks to work experience

Career prospects take off thanks to work experience

The career prospects of 12 level three travel and tourism students from City College Norwich took off after they spent three days working at an airport.

The work experience at Norwich International Airport included helping with check-ins and boarding on the customer service and information desks.

They also worked for the airport’s travel agency, Travel Norwich Airport, within the airport terminal building and at a branch in Norwich town centre.

Half of them have since been offered summer jobs at the airport.

Brogan West, aged 17, a student who worked at the airport, said: “Everything was easy to pick up and the training we had from the airport staff was really good.”

Another 74 level one, two and three hospitality and catering students worked at the nearby four-star Holiday Inn Norwich North hotel.

They tried out housekeeping, bar work, food preparation, waitering and management roles.

Cap: Students Brogan West, aged 17 and Daisy Hughes, 18, on the runway

Learners Carlie Titchner, 17, Darin Greenough, 23, Christie Greville and Daisy Hughes, both 18, Catherine Fell and Brogan West, both 17, and Kirsten Beck, 18, at the check-out desk

Learners Carlie Titchner, 17, Darin Greenough, 23, Christie Greville and Daisy Hughes, both 18, Catherine Fell and Brogan West, both 17, and Kirsten Beck, 18, at the check-out desk

From left: Students Bethany Redhead, aged 19, Jack Allen and Cameron Goldie, both 18, William Kerry, 19, Tom Stevenson, 19, and Andrew Lewis, 18, in the kitchen at the Holiday Inn Norwich North hotel

From left: Students Bethany Redhead, aged 19, Jack Allen and Cameron Goldie, both 18, William Kerry, 19, Tom Stevenson, 19, and Andrew Lewis, 18, in the kitchen at the Holiday Inn Norwich North hotel

Bill Heath, general Manager of Holiday Inn Norwich North, with student Emily Day, aged 17

Bill Heath, general Manager of Holiday Inn Norwich North, with student Emily Day, aged 17

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