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World Class Experience for West Suffolk College’s Chloe-May

When Chloe-May Webb landed her dream job she never thought she would be flying round the world with the Fifa World Cup and VIPs from many countries.

She studied Travel and Tourism at West Suffolk College and always wanted to be cabin crew, particularly after college trips to Stansted Airport and Virgin airlines.

“I tried being a travel agent but it wasn’t me.” Then she saw an advert on social media that Titan Airways wanted cabin crew. They are chartered by anyone to fly from Stansted to anywhere in the world.

She got an interview and was offered the job the same day, beating 20 other hopefuls.

Now, a couple of years on Chloe-May says; “Its been amazing – hard work, but I think it’s the best job. It’s great because you can go anywhere and do anything.”

Now promoted to senior cabin crew Chloe-May has been flying to numerous countries across the world since January promoting the Fifa World Cup. She has travelled to places including Russia, Japan, China, Mongolia, Columbia, Chile, Minsk, Iceland, America and the Faroe Islands.

On each trip the cup is accompanied by VIPs including top footballers past and present. She has also had passengers like top music star Sam Smith and the cast and crew from Game of Thrones and Fortitude. “I’m not star struck they are all passengers to me”. She added that it was nice to do a proper service giving out individual drinks to passengers, although sometimes they had to source different food requests to serve.

Flying lots of football teams across Europe to matches has also led to perks when she is sometimes given a ticket to a match where there is an overnight stop.

The 22 year old from Bury St Edmunds went back to college to inspire students on her old course and explain about her role.

Chloe-May said:

“It’s not as glamorous as you think, it’s really hard work but it’s a 100 per cent worthwhile career. You can get loads out of it if you work hard. You get to see the world and get paid for it. I don’t think I could do anything else.”

Travel and Tourism lecturer Jason Ling commented;

“When Chloe-May joined West Suffolk College she always wanted to have a career as cabin crew. We are all very proud of her and it is great to see her hard work has paid off and she is now enjoying her dream job of flying the world”. 

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