First group ready to take off after cabin crew course

The first batch of students to complete the cabin crew initial training course at Fareham College's Cemast
The first batch of students to complete the cabin crew initial training course at Fareham College's Cemast
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THE first group of students has completed a cabin crew initial training course at a new college.

The course is run at Fareham College’s Centre of Excellence in Engineering & Manufacturing Advanced Skills Training (Cemast) and run with training and recruitment company Skypeople and Aviation Skills Partnership.

It is the only one of its kind offered by a UK college in the south of England and is a legislated qualification, in accordance with the European Air Safety Agency (EASA) and approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Skypeople has launched the cabin crew initial training courses at the Cemast campus in Lee-on-the-Solent, to take advantage of the facilities at the new site.

The pinnacle of the training was a visit by ThompsonAirways cabin crew recruiter Ben Edwards, who ran a workshop giving advice and guidance about applying to work as cabin crew and offered all successful students priority application status for Thompson Airways cabin crew recruitment.

Ben said: ‘It was a fantastic day and an absolute privilege to work with such a determined and enthused group.

‘I look forward to meeting them all again at 36,000 feet and congratulate them all on receiving their attestations.’

Fareham College travel and tourism student Hannah Sutton said: ‘To get first hand advice from Ben was fantastic.

‘He provided lots of hints and tips that will really help us to have the competitive edge when it comes to applying to work as cabin crew.’

The course offers all the stages of the Cabin Crew Attestation, the first part of which can replace initial stages of cabin crew training traditionally run by airlines.

No previous qualifications are necessary and it is open to anyone over the age of 17 who is interested in joining a European-based airline as cabin crew.

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