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Inspiring Young People - Work Experience

Inspiring Young People - Work Experience at East Midlands Airport

Work Experience

The airport is a diverse, fast-paced and truly exciting workplace and we have great pleasure in inviting numerous students to join us for an action-packed week each year.

The 2019-20 Aviation Work Experience Programme runs from September 2019 to August 2020. 

You can download the 2019-20 application form here

The programme is mainly observational, however students may be assigned small projects (information gathering and research, written pieces etc) to help them gain an understanding of how the departments work together to make the airport operate. This will give students plenty of time to ask questions, and gain an understanding of some of the many varied roles that are available at East Midlands Airport.

If you have an interest in any element of Aviation including travel & tourism, hospitality, and logistics, you are welcome to apply to our Aviation Work Experience Programme.   We also offer ‘taster days’ in specific areas, and where possible will try to tailor programmes to suit interests.  Available work areas include Air Traffic Control, Air Traffic lighting/maintenance, Airport Police, UPS brokerage, DHL freight & logistics, Flight check-in and boarding, Passenger Services, VIP lounges, Airport Security, Airfield operations, Jury’s Inn Hotels, Airport Duty Manager (shadowing), Car Park Meet and Greet operations.

Depending on which month you’re applying for, please ensure that you get your application to us on time and are available for an interview.  The application deadlines and interview dates for each month are below and we will contact you to confirm your interview date within two weeks of receiving your application.  Please note that no placements can be confirmed before interviews have taken place.

Your placement month

Deadline for applying

Interview date

September 2019

June 2019

July 2019

October 2019

July 2019

Aug 2019

November 2019

July 2019

Aug 2019

December 2019

Aug 2019

Sept 2019

January 2020

Sept 2019

Oct 2019

February 2020

Oct 2019

Nov 2019

March 2020

Nov 2019

Dec 2019

April 2020

Dec 2019

Jan 2020

May 2020

Jan 2020

Feb 2020

June 2020

Feb 2020

March 2020

July 2020

March 2020

April 2020

August 2020

April 2020

May 2020


Please send your completed application form to Email: community@eastmidlandsairport.com

Or post to:

Community Relations
Building 34
East Midlands Airport
Castle Donington
Derby
DE74 2SA
Tel: 01332 818414

Guidelines:

  • Applicants must hold a valid passport or the placement cannot go ahead due to the majority of the placement taking place ‘airside’.
  • Students must be 15 years of age or over at the time of their placement.  This opportunity is for students aged 15-19 living in the East Midlands area.
  • Priority will be given to schools and colleges nearest the airport, as well as students from our partner schools.
  • Please ensure that you tell us which week you’d like your work experience to take place.
  • Applications must be received by the deadlines stated in order to be considered – see monthly deadline dates above and on the application form.
  • Please note students are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses.
  • Students will be required to arrive at the relevant department on time and appropriately dressed. A detailed timetable will be supplied to successful applicants.
  • Please use the correct postage for your application envelope and ensure your application is legible and your email address is clear and correct.