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300 People Take Off Into Work With London City Airport


The employment programme run by London City Airport and East London Business Alliance (ELBA), Take off into Work, has reached a huge milestone by getting 300 people from Newham into employment in 4 years since it began in 2009. Making it one of the most successful employment programmes in the borough.

The successful programme compromises a two week employability training course run by ELBA, Newham Workplace and the Airport’s Community Relations team and then a two week work placement at the airport within departments such as customer service, retail and car hire. The programme takes place five times per year, with up to 15 candidates and is open for application to all Newham residents over 16 who are not in employment or education.

The Take off into Work Project Manager, Anupma Majhu from ELBA said: ‘I am delighted to have hit the 300 into work milestone for the program. The continued success of Take off into Work is due to commitment London City Airport and on site-employers have to its local residents. I look forward growing the project in 2013.’

The next round of the Take off into Work employment programme is due to begin on Monday 25 February. To apply or for more information please contact Anupma Majhu on

Editors note

London City Airport (LCY) is the only London airport situated in London itself, just three miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City and 10 miles from London’s West End and linked to all via the Docklands Light Railway. Infrastructure improvements in 2011 catered for 3 million passengers and 70,000 movements, while in 2012 LCY celebrated its millionth flight, 36 millionth passenger and 25 years of operation. LCY offers a unique rapid transit proposition – a short check in, door to lounge, and a shorter arrival, tarmac to train. 10 airlines fly out of LCY, serving 43 destinations and the airport has permission to increase its operation to 120,000 movements per annum. LCY is on Twitter (@londoncityairport) and further information about flights, destinations and airport services can be found on our website.

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