Careers take off at Priestley

A BRAND champion for a popular airline jetted into Priestley College to inspire the next generation of travel workers.

Nicola Jewett spoke to the college’s Travel & Tourism students about the career pathways available to them at Jet2.

Former St Gregory’s Catholic High School pupil Megan Williams, who also studies Law, said: “It was really interesting to hear from Nicola because there are so many more options available to us within the company than we realised.

“I want to work as cabin crew so everything was interesting to me and it has made me realise even more how much I want to do the job.”

Nicola’s presentation increased awareness of career opportunities, apprenticeships and graduate schemes within Jet2.

The award-winning airline flies to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and European cities and has been operating in some form for more than 30 years.

Millions of passengers fly with the company every year.

Mia Booth, a former pupil at Bridgewater High School, combines Travel & Tourism with studies in Business and wants to work abroad as a hotel rep.

“What Nicola was telling us was that it is best just to get into the company so to apply for everything,” said Mia.

“Once you are in they have a great manager who looks to develop everyone and so you are able to move around within the company.”

Tutor Vicky Turner said hearing from people within industry was a crucial opportunity for students.

“For them to hear from people who work for the companies they might one day be applying for jobs with is useful and inspiring,” she said.