East Midlands Airport Academy was founded to help people of all ages and backgrounds to upskill and find their perfect job at the airport.
The on-site facility is a one-stop for anyone interested in upskilling and on-site vacancies. It provides free and tailored aviation training programmes to enable job seekers to gain relevant skills and secure employment with one of the on-site employers.
The Academy learners receive unique support when applying for roles following the programme, including CV and mock interview workshops. The Academy team also provides free training programmes to all existing on-site employees keen to upskill and progress their careers within the aviation sector.
East Midlands Airport (EMA), owned and operated by MAG (Manchester Airports Group) is the region’s gateway to mainland Europe, Eastern Europe and North Africa. Served by airlines Ryanair, Jet2, TUI, Flybe, Aurigny and Eastern Airways, the eight million people who live within an hour’s drive of the airport are well catered for in terms of leisure connectivity with a choice of more than 60 international and domestic destinations.
Handling 420,000 tonnes of cargo a year, EMA is also home to the UK’s largest dedicated air cargo operation and is the UK’s no.1 airport for express freight. As a hub for integrators such as DHL, UPS, FedEx and Royal Mail, within one stop of EMA, global trade is facilitated with more than 180 of the world’s largest cities.
Over 9,000 people work across the entire airport site for a wide range of employers many of which support the aviation sector.