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Stansted Boosts Employment Academy Funding To £300,000

31 Jan 2012

Stansted Airport has donated a further £50,000 to the Stansted Employment and Training Academy, operated by Urban Futures, boosting total donations from airport funds to £300,000.

The latest funding is in addition to the £250,000 commitment made by Stansted Airport when the academy first opened its doors in 2008, will help build on the existing work of the Academy and is part of a long term commitment by the airport to support employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities.

Chris Wiggan Head of Public Affairs, London Stansted Airport said:

“With unemployment rising above 2.5million and one in five young people now out of work, we’re delighted to do our bit to support the important work of the Stansted Employment and Training Academy with a further £50,000 funding.

“As the biggest single site employer in the region, we’re fully committed to helping people gain access to new skills and opportunities and the Academy provides a first class walk in facility for anyone seeking employment at the airport, wanting to improve their skills or get connected with apprenticeship opportunities.  

“The Academy is an integral part of the airport community and we hope this latest cash injection will help open the door to more opportunities, giving more people across the region access to the varied roles on offer here at Stansted.”

The Stansted Employment and Training Academy delivers a range of services including:

  • online listing of airport vacancies via its dedicated website stanstedairportacademy.com
  • walk-in facility for anyone seeking employment at Stansted
  • educational visits for primary, secondary and tertiary educational facilities
  • training support for airport employers and their staff
  • accredited pre-employment training for the unemployed

Anita Garrard, Manager of the Stansted Employment and Training Academy, said:

“Since opening our doors in 2008, and with the generous support of Stansted Airport Limited, we have supported thousands of individuals looking for new employment and helped deliver many training opportunities for people keen to improve skills and open new doors on their career path.

“Our partnership approach at Stansted, working closely with BAA, airport employers and public agencies, has proven to be very successful and we’ll continue to do all we can to promote the wide variety of career opportunities available at this major international airport.”

For more information on services the Stansted Employment and Training Academy can provide look online at stanstedairportacademy.com, telephone 01279 661007 or visit the Academy in person at Stansted Airport (Open 09.00am – 16.00pm Monday to Friday).

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For further information contact Stansted Airport press office:
T: +44 (0)1279 680534
E: stanstedmediacentre@baa.com
W: stanstedairport.com

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