Seevic students chase their dreams at Southend Airport

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

IMG_7889Two Seevic College students have spoken about their work experience at Southend Airport – and how they hope it will lead to their dream jobs.

Chloe Sheldrake and Courtney Mott have been working at Southend Airport since before Christmas and spent half term week getting valuable experience at a busy regional airport.

The pair, along with other students from the college in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, form part of the airport’s Here to Help program and man key points of the airport such as the entrance, security and arrivals.

They wear “here to help” tshirts and offer travellers information about getting around the airport, advise them on what they can and can’t have in their luggage or help with their onward journey.

Courtney, 16, from Benfleet, said: “I really enjoy working here, I feel lucky to get this placement.

“I’d love to be an air hostess which is why I am studying Travel and Tourism at Seevic.

“This work placement gives us first-hand experience and it widens your knowledge. You see airport staff in television programmes or when you go on holiday but it is different when you work here.

“Working here has made me want to work as an air hostess even more.”

Chloe, also 16 and from Benfleet, added: “It is my dream to be an air hostess too and I really like working here.

“I’ve learned a lot through my placement. I have been taught about the security procedures, how to calm people down and deal with people in the right manner. It has really helped a lot.

“I love meeting different people every day."

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