Our travel and tourism students have recently been highflyers at Newcastle Airport.
Their first visit was funded by NECOP to assess the students as part of their cabin crew qualification.
The fire masterclass taught the group how to classify a fire and which type of extinguisher to use whilst on board an aircraft. They also had the opportunity to get kitted out in fire fighter equipment and protective gear to put out fires with the firefighting training academy.
The final activity involved a smoke-filled cabin where each student took on a firefighting role relevant to their cabin crew role.
Faye Clark, Lecturer in Travel & Tourism, said:
“The group had a fantastic time learning in a practical environment. They were professional and worked well as a team.”
The group met with the Group Operations Manager for Jet2 and were guided around Newcastle Airport, meeting the ground operations and customer service team, and visiting the crew room where they were able to listen to the team briefing.
The tour was taken outside where the group were able to see how the team worked together to check passports and boarding passes, and board their Jet2 flight to Dalaman in Turkey.
The students had an excellent time on both trips, gaining a behind the scenes insight into how the industry operates. The group are excited about the opportunities available to them after they complete their course at NCD.
Faye Clark continued:
“It was great for our students to experience first-hand where the sector could take them – Turkey would be nice! We hope to continue to build a fantastic relationship with Jet2 and Newcastle Airport – the third best airport in Great Britain.”