Travel & Tourism students get first-class training

Monday, 30 April 2018

180430-BA-TrainingStudents on the Travel & Tourism course at Seevic College have benefited from the opportunity of working closely with leading airline company British Airways.

Over the past week a variety of activites have taken place to ensure the students have the best knowledge of the working world when leaving Seevic.

A variety of Level 2 and 3 students were giving the opportunity to go up to the British Airways Academy where they got the chance to go down the emergency slide, go into a smoke chamber and be in a virtual unplanned emergency landing.

The students were guided through the day and had the chance to see the training first hand as to what is expected of anybody working within aviation.

Throughout the virtual unplanned emergency landing the cabin filled with smoke, they had to adopt the brace position and they had to evacuate the plane as though they were a passenger.

This gave the students the chance to see what responsibilities the staff members have and the level of training in which is required.

180430-BA-CertificatesChloe Hall, 16, who is currently studying Level 2 Travel & Tourism said: “The day was exciting and made me more determined to work for an airline company. “

With the dream of working for an aviation company Chloe added: “It was a good opportunity to learn about all the different roles in the Travel & Tourism industry. We learnt about all the different roles and responsibilities of the workers and the importance of these roles to keep the passengers safe.”

As well as this students who are in their final year of their Level 3 course had a mock assessment process.

The students were visited at the college by a trainer for British Airways where they undertook a variety of activities which included:

  • Practising inflight announcements
  • Dealing with complaints and compensation demands
  • Safety demonstrations
  • 2 to 1 interviews.

These days were organised in order to prepare students for their next options whether that be continuing their studies or entering employment.

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