Travel, Tourism, and Aviation students at Nottingham College have been finding out about careers, from the professionals both at home and abroad.
After a group of Travel and Tourism students attended a specialist travel show at Olympia in London, meeting professionals from around the world, 38 Aviation students then took to the skies and visited Ireland.
The Aviation students began their journey at East Midlands airport, flying to Dublin and then listening to guest speakers at Dublin airport. Staff at Dublin airport handle millions of passengers every year and deal with up to 740 aeroplane movements every day.
The students got to find out about current aviation procedures and passenger flow at the busy airport. During the day they also got a whistle-stop tour of Dublin, to find out more about the city.
Aviation student Chloe Robinson said:
“The highlight of my trip was going through the airport and travelling on the aircraft. We got chance to go on the hop-on hop-off bus in Dublin to all the main attractions. It was an amazing trip and I enjoyed exploring a place I have never been to before.”
Caroline Glorioso, Faculty Area Manager for Travel, Tourism and Aviation at Nottingham College, said:
“Trips like these allow our students to see some of the career opportunities that we have been exploring back at College. Being able to speak to industry professionals across a range of different job roles and industries, and sometimes even from different countries, is so inspiring for them.”
Students Junior Ghali (left) and Chinelle Keletigui (right) came face-to-face with a ‘gorilla’ at the Uganda stand at the travel show in London.