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Education Programmes

London City Airport encourages local people to strive for Education Excellence to aid them into employment.

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Programme: Primary tours

Age: Reception (age 4 to 5) – Year 6 (10 to 11)

Local primary school classes are invited to take part in an interactive educational tour of the airport. Staff and students will have the opportunity to witness terminal operations and see the range of different services available landside. To round the visit off, staff and students are taken to a landside viewing area where they will see aircraft take-offs and landings. Occasionally, there may be the opportunity to listen in on the conversation between Air Traffic Control and the aircraft pilot. Students will also complete a booklet as they move around the tour, which can be downloaded below.

Click here to download Key Stage 1 booklet

Click here to download Key Stage 2 booklet

For more information: email Fabienne Gress.

Programme: Your Royal Docks

Age: Year 3 - Year 6 pupils

A teaching resource available for KS2 teachers to use towards building a history module for their class. The pack focuses on the history of the Royal Docks, including the crucial role it played in connecting London to the world in the 19th & early 20th Centuries, life and work in the Victorian Royal Docks and during WW2, and the deindustrialisation of the area. It also gets the students thinking about change and regeneration going on now and into the future.

Download here:

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LCY Enterprise – Year 7

This is a module of 8 lessons designed to introduce year 7 students to commercial business of London City Airport. The modules include setting up an airport, careers and jobs and planning for the future.

For information: email Anthony Angol.

Enterprise – Year 9 students

Aviation Enterprise – The programme is based on the day to day functionalities of different corporate roles within the business. The aim of the programme is to introduce students to the key concepts within each department and show how they work together to drive the business forward.

For information: email Anthony Angol.

LCY Future Prospects – Year 9 and 10 students

This is a two year programme aimed at Year 9 students who have a potential interest in careers related to aviation. A combination of careers insight visits, project-based work experience and mentoring will be the driving tools used to prepare young east Londoners for the world of work potentially creating a pipeline of future LCY employees and making more people aware of the variety of careers in aviation.

For information: email Anthony Angol.

Innovation Workshops – 16 years old +

Technology, Engineering and Math’s) focused workshop based on the works of the airports Continuous Improvement team. This workshop provides students with a variety of challenging real life scenarios Ramp turnaround, connecting with passengers and the journey proposition.

For information: email Anthony Angol.

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Further & Higher Education

University Visits Fund

London City Airport’s University Visits Fund provides schools and sixth forms with financial contributions towards group visits to the UK’s Russell Group Universities.

The fund is intended to inspire students to aim for the very best academic institutions in the country by giving them real and memorable visiting experiences. Studying at a Russell Group University can open doors to career opportunities on completion of their degree.

Funding is open to sixth forms, whose students are getting ready to apply for university, and also to schools who wish to motivate students from a younger age to achieve their goals.

Teachers can apply for a grant of up to £750 per school/sixth form, which can be used towards travel and other costs related to the trip. Applications will be assessed in order of receipt.

Please note, funding is only available to schools or sixth forms in the following boroughs: Newham, Waltham Forest, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering.

To progress your application, please download and complete the below form, and email a copy to Anthony Angol on


Click to view/download the form. 

University Visits – 18 years old +

We design bespoke visits for groups of University students studying subjects relevant to the airport. During the visit, groups will receive a talk from a senior member of management and will also be given the opportunity to ask airport staff questions.

For more information: Email Anthony Angol

Gradbridge Award

The Gradbridge Award is designed to elicit and develop the key attributes that young people require for success in the workplace. It allows graduates to demonstrate the motivation and qualities that businesses look for by drawing on real life experiences from the Award.

In 2016, London City Airport will provide funding for 20 local graduates to take part in the award.

For more information: Email Anthony Angol

Get in touch.

For public affairs enquiries:

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Liam McKay
Head of CSR and Public Affairs

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Alexandra Varlyakova
Public Affairs Executive

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For employment, community engagement and fundraising enquiries:

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Anthony Angol
Senior CSR Executive

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For schools engagement, sustainability and community sponsorship enquiries:

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Fabienne Gress
CSR Executive

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