Eastleigh College student Lucy Sykes, 19, is delighted to have landed herself a role as Cabin Crew with one of the world’s leading airlines, British Airways. Lucy successfully completed her Level 3 Travel and Tourism Extended Diploma at Eastleigh College in July last year and has since been building on her travel experience by working at Passenger Service Agent, Servisair, at Southampton Airport.
Lucy will start her extensive training with British Airways at Gatwick Airport in February. Once complete, she will be working on both long and short haul flights, which will include travelling to exciting locations such as Barbados, Bermuda and New York.
Lucy said “British Airways was my first choice of employer and I was so surprised and thrilled when I received an interview due to the tough competition and number of applicants. Luckily, as part of my College course, I had undertaken interview practise which really helped on the day. I can’t wait to get started in my new role and am looking forward to the whole experience, especially meeting all sorts of people and working with the other Crew members to provide first-class customer service for British Airways travellers.”
Course leader Pat Tryhorn said “The Travel and Tourism courses at Eastleigh College provide the students with a firm basis on which to start their careers within the industry. Within the Level 3 qualification we offer the Level 2 NCFE Introductory Certificate to Cabin Crew which Lucy opted for. We include lots of practical training including life-saving at local swimming pool, Fleming Park, and fire-fighting at Bournemouth Airport, to build on the students’ confidence.
It’s rewarding that British Airways has recognised one of Eastleigh College’s students, it’s a terrific achievement for Lucy and demonstrates excellent career progression from the course.”
To find out more about full-time Travel and Tourism courses at Eastleigh College, visit our Travel and Tourism careers page.
The Eastleigh College Board and Senior Management Team have launched an ambitious strategy for the period 2020-24 that sets out the College’s priorities to see more learners, be more successful, more often.
The College has remained open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic for many learners and as from September 2020 all learners (including those planning to attend at College House) have returned to a full high-quality education programme as per government guidelines.