One Destination

  • Croydon
  • Gatwick Airport
  • 35-40 hours per week


Gatwick Airport began life in 1930 as the Surrey Aero Club, a small flyers club, used exclusively by flying enthusiasts - however it did not stay this way for long. Four years later Gatwick was licensed as a public aerodrome, intended to provide regular air services to Paris and act as a relief aerodrome for London Croydon Airport. In this year Gatwick also gained its first scheduled flights – Hillman’s Airways to Belfast and Paris.

The descendants of Hillman’s Airways still fly from Gatwick; though you might know them better as the company they later formed a part of - British Airways. Today, they have been joined by roughly 45 airlines flying to 200 destinations and carrying over 38 million passengers.


Working together in partnership with Gatwick AirportCroydon Works and London Learning Consortium a FULLY FUNDED employability programme has been developed. This programme is dedicated to those residents of Croydon who are interested in working in one of the many roles currently available at Gatwick Airport. From retail to hospitality the programme is aimed at working with those who may need that extra support in securing employment.


Course start date Monday 2nd March 2020 for 5 weeks


Gatwick Airport is one of the South East’s largest employers, with 30,000 staff and over 200 different employers on site in a number of different industries including catering, hospitality, logistics, retail and customer service.


On successful completion of this programme you will be awarded an NCFE Employability Certificate. You will also be provided with the opportunity to gain valuable skills, which are tailored to support you to be successful in applying for a job, a GUARANTEED INTERVIEW on completion of the programme, vital work placement with Gatwick Airport and a reference to help you gain employment.


To be eligible you must:


  • Be able to pass a 5 year referencing check and Criminal Record Check (details provided on application).
  • Commit to 4 week full-time training programme which includes volunteering and work placements.
  • Be living in Croydon.
  • Be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Have suitable levels of English and maths.

(Full funding is subject to personal circumstances and will be assessed on application)


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