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Employment and Skills Academy

Stansted Airport Employment and Skills Academy

The Stansted Airport Employment and Skills Academy, operated by Urban Futures in partnership with Stansted Airport, is an airport-based centre for recruitment, training and skills support.  The Academy provides a gateway for employers to access this support and for individuals to take advantage of employment opportunities.

The Academy delivers a range of services including:

  • Online listing of airport vacancies via its dedicated website
  • Walk-in facility for anyone seeking employment at Stansted
  • Training support for airport employers and their staff
  • Accredited pre-employment training for the unemployed

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The Stansted Airport Employment and Skills Academy regularly hosts job fairs in collaboration with Stansted Airport. The fairs enable job seekers to meet with potential employers face to face, obtain careers advice and receive guidance about the application process for jobs at the airport. In 2013, the Academy helped to get over 400 local people into work at the airport.

The Stansted Airport Employment and Skills Academy also holds training courses. The free vocational training programme is for young people who are not in employment, education or training. It covers a range of subjects including retail, customer service and sales, and involves modules on preparing for employment, working as part of a team, CV writing and interview techniques. Once complete the Academy team help students apply for the various roles across the airport.

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Photo – Anita Garrard with young people outside the Academy.

"This is one of the only courses of its kind in the area, so it’s a brilliant opportunity for young people wishing to gain a qualification and then maybe embark on a career within the airport industry."

Anita Garrard, manager of the Stansted Employment and Skills Academy

"Stansted is an important local employer and the Airport’s Employment and Skills Academy is doing a tremendous job helping to get people the skills they need to find work."

Priti Patel - MP for Witham

You can find out more information about the Stansted Airport Employment and Skills Academy and view current on-airport vacancies by visiting our Jobs section of this website, or by visiting

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