London City Airport is the largest private sector employment site in the London Borough of Newham. In 2009, 51 employers based on-site employed over 2000 people. We need to employ excellent staff to ensure our business thrives and to exceed the expectations of our passengers.
Many of our staff live in Newham and surrounding London boroughs. This benefits our business as our staff are flexible, able to work shifts, and share their knowledge of the local area with our passengers.
To encourage local people to apply for roles at London City Airport, we actively engage with local jobseekers, employment organisations, students, schools, colleges, universities and other supporting organisations in East London through our Local Employment Programme. We work with individuals and groups in a variety of ways, from attending local careers fairs to organising intensive workshops for job seekers led by the airport’s Community Team.
The London City Airport Local Employment Programme aims to:
London City Airport was honoured with the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award in recognition of the Airport’s significant contribution and commitment to the economic regeneration of London through one of its local employment projects, Take Off into Work (TOIW) In 2010.
TOIW provides airport specific employability training and into-work support for unemployed Newham residents. A partnership programme between LCA and Newham Workplace, TOIW delivers two weeks of airport specific employability training followed by a work placement (up to nine weeks) followed by an interview with one of the 55 employers at the Airport. LCA has developed the employability training element of the programme with the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) to address the needs of LCA employers and their recruitment challenges. The two week, classroom based workshop focuses on three areas: transferable skills, airport specific training and life skills.
Since March 2009, the Airport has supported over 300 people into work and continues to run the programme five times per year.
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