easyJet Collaborates with Local Schools to Inspire Students and Promote Aviation Careers

easyJet Collaborates with Local Schools to Inspire Students and Promote Aviation Careers

  • easyJet has hosted students from local schools at London Luton Airport to inspire more young people to discover an exciting career in aviation
  • Visits included a girls engineering day for a local girls schools and a Cyber and Data placement week as well as critical career development skills like CV writing, teamwork and health and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • The initiative is part of the easyJet’s ongoing work to support employability and early careers opportunities and to drive a more diverse community within the aviation industry

London, UK, 2023-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — This month, easyJet welcomed students from Icknield High School, Chalk Hills Academy and Challney Girls School to provide insights into travel and aviation industries to help equip local students with key early careers skills and employability support, and to inspire more young people to discover the exciting opportunities working in the aviation and travel industry.

On 12 and 17 July 2023, easyJet and London Luton Airport (LLA) hosted 30 year nine and ten students from Icknield High School at Luton Airport where students were provided with a first-hand insight into what it takes to run an airline and take people on holiday, including aircraft engineering, data and IT and even designing their very own package holiday product, incorporating flights, baggage, hotels and activities, on a set budget.

The students also had an insight into a live airline environment by going behind the scenes at London Luton Airport Terminal as well as operational areas of the airport including taxiways, the runway and aircraft movements, followed by a tour of the airport fire station where they saw some of the fire-fighting equipment in operation.

The airline also hosted a girls engineering day for year nine and ten students from Challney Girls School where they had a deep dive into the role of aircraft engineering at the airline’s Engineering and Maintenance Hangar at LLA, and eight students from Chalk Hills Academy spent a week with easyJet learning about cyber and data security and the importance of securing personal data. Both groups also had lessons in CV structure, an invaluable skill for future life.

Mahdi, a student at Icknield High School said:

“On this trip I felt really amazed as I saw how big the airport was and I loved the fire truck and the tour of the airport. The easyJet workers that were helping us around the airport were really nice. This trip has been one of the best experiences I have had so far.”

Ms. U. Qayyum, Assistant Headteacher and Business Teacher at Icknield High School said:

“Students had an incredible and thought-provoking day at easyJet where they participated in a range of activities from planning a holiday on a budget, having a tour of the hangar and airport and spending time with the airport rescue and firefighting team to learn about their firefighting equipment and how they would conduct an emergency response. The entire day was remarkable for the students from start to finish and a special thank you to easyjet for their warm hospitality.” –

Miss J. Lam, Careers Co-Ordinator at Icknield High School said:

“easyJet and London Luton Airport organised a fantastic programme for our students to gain an eye-opening insight into the world of travel and aviation, plus the important behind the scenes work that goes into running a successful organisation and business. Students learned a meaningful lesson on teamwork and communication through the budgeting workshop and the exciting airport tour educated them, on the extensive roles and departments that collaborate together to provide passengers with a safe and successful journey. Students also learnt about the importance of maintaining good health and wellbeing in the workplace, with a thought provoking talk from Oliver which inspired them to think about how they can overcome challenges and manage stress. Thank you to Peter, Emily, Joshua, Hannah and the team for this valuable experience and for being such good role models for our students to learn from. I’m sure this will be a memory that our students think back to when they leave us!”

The visits form part of the airline’s ongoing work to support employability and early careers opportunities and to drive a more diverse community within the airline and the aviation industry as a whole.

This year the airline launched a team of Enterprise Advisors – easyJet employees from across the business including Engineering and Maintenance, IT and Data and Operations – who are partnered with local schools in the Luton and Gatwick areas, home to the airline’s largest UK operations, to provide careers advice and employability support to young people.

easyJet has also partnered with leading diversity in aviation youth organisation Fantasy Wings to provide young people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and young women with greater opportunity to launch a career in the industry, through Fantasy Wings’ aviation career development programme. easyJet is sponsoring places for students from 50 schools across the UK to join the programme, which is designed to equip young people with the necessary tools they need to succeed in the industry and land their first-time role through skills development, practical knowledge training, career mentorship by industry leaders and even flight training.

Since 2016, the airline’s Pilot School Visit’s programme has seen pilots visit hundreds of schools up and down the country for young people to learn more about the career, focused on encouraging more girls to become an airline pilot. Schools and parents can request a visit from an easyJet pilot by contacting pilotvisits@easyJet.com.

More information on all career opportunities with easyJet can be found at https://careers.easyjet.com.

About easyJet

easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 69 million passengers in 2022 – with 9.5 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £16m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

The airline joined the UN-backed Race to Zero in November 2021 and has published its roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a focus on new technology and the ultimate ambition to achieve zero carbon emission flying across its entire fleet, which the airline is working on together with its partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Wright Electric. The roadmap also features a combination of fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernisation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal technology. Additionally, it includes an interim carbon emissions intensity reduction target of 35% by 2035 (versus 2019). Since 2000, the airline has already reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by one-third through continued fleet renewal, efficient operations and aiming to fill most of its seats.

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – since launching over 25 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.

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