Heathrow colleagues share their skills in the first ever Heathrow Communications Training Day for local University Technical College (UTC) Heathrow.
Students from University Technical College enjoyed a day of immersive learning provided by Heathrow colleagues.
The students, aged between 14-16, worked in groups to create a crisis communication plan based on different scenarios that could occur whilst working at Europe’s busiest airport. Team work, communication, problem solving, and clear decision-making principles were key to the students delivering a successful outcome.
The day provided an interesting way for students to learn about the airport whilst building a set of skills aimed at enhancing their employment opportunities or further study.
Colleagues from the Heathrow Communications and Business Assurance teams also educated students on the Heathrow Decision Making Model, responsibilities of the Press Office and the importance of protecting and enhancing brand reputation.
The students also took part in a workshop which encouraged them to think about how they could work with stakeholders and identify opportunities to resolve a crisis.
Director of Communications, Nigel Milton said: “We want to help equip young people within our local community with the skills needed to access the wide range of exciting opportunities on offer at Heathrow and beyond.
As a partner of the UTC Heathrow, we were delighted to host the first Heathrow Communications Training day to help students access quality career insights and develop key communication skills.
– Heathrow Director of Communications, Nigel Milton
As a partner of the UTC Heathrow, we were delighted to host the first Heathrow Communications Training day to help students access quality career insights and develop key communication skills.”
More about UTC Heathrow
UTC Heathrow offers students aged 14-19 the opportunity to study highly regarded, full-time, technically oriented courses with an emphasis on aviation engineering, maths and science. Students gain the skills and experience to improve their employability within the engineering sector, emerging with a well-rounded education.
The Heathrow Engineering team supports the college with their Pipeline Programme – a programme that involves Heathrow colleagues hosting mentoring sessions, activities and support lessons, and students visiting Heathrow engineering to gain a better understanding of the sector.
Heathrow’s Chief People Officer, Paula Stannett, also serves on the board of governors at the college.
With over 75,000 people working at Heathrow across 413 different companies, there are a diverse range of opportunities including Engineering Apprenticeships, Engineering Future Leaders programmes and more. For more information on Careers at Heathrow, visit our website at: www.careers.heathrow.com
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