Monday Aug 15:

Please keep hydrated during this heatwave. If you are travelling through the airport, you can find cold water at our refilling station at Gate 7. To reduce plastic waste, you can also refill your water bottles at any of our cafes/restaurants throughout the terminal.

Local Employment in Newham

Take off Into Work

Take off Into Work (TOIW) is the airport’s successful local employment scheme which provides Newham residents over the age of 18 with a variety of training, work experience and access to job opportunities.

TThe programme is run in partnership by LCY and Newham Workplace. The programme consists of a twoweek airport specific training followed by a work placement of up to nine weeks and possibly a job interview with one of the employers at the Airport.

Since September 2009, over 733 Newham residents have managed to secure a job at the airport or one of its concessions. The range of jobs that candidates were recruited into included Security, Ramp Services, Customer Service, Airline Passenger Handling Agents and Retail.

For more information on the TOIW please email us at

For more insight in the TOIW programme watch the video below:

London City Airport is the largest private sector employer in the London Borough of Newham. The airport needs to employ excellent staff to ensure our business thrives and to exceed the expectations of our passengers.

In 2016, 55 employers based on-site employed over 2000 people. 64% of our staff is living in an East London Borough. This benefits our business because our staff is flexible and share their knowledge of the local area with our passengers.

To encourage local residents to apply for vacancies at the airport, we actively engage with local jobseekers, recruitment organisations, schools, colleges, universities and other supporting organisations in East London. We work with individuals and groups in a variety of activities, from attending local careers fairs to organising intensive workshops.

To get an impression of the different jobs at the airport watch our video below: