Inspiring Young People

Work Experience at East Midlands Airport

inspiring young people

Work Experience at Manchester Airports Group (MAG)

Work experience is an important opportunity for young people that enables them to better understand the working environment and make the transition from education into working life by giving them first-hand experience of the workplace and insight into jobs and sectors. MAG is pleased to support short-term periods of work experience/shadowing within the organisation, where possible, to allow young people to learn about our business, aviation industry, different job roles and to gain a better understanding of working life more generally.


MAG is an attractive and interesting employer and is extremely popular, with hundreds of applications received every year. To ensure young people receive a quality placement which supports the individual’s interests and aspirations, and that the programme can be delivered safely and to a high standard, MAG offers work experience placements only to students at our partner colleges (Nottingham College and Derby College) and dependants of MAG colleagues.

I don’t meet the requirements for a work experience placement…what now?

MAG is just one of around 90 employers based at East Midlands Airport. Different companies will have their own policies regarding work experience, so if you would like to undertake a placement with an on-site business partner then you will need to contact the company directly.

AeroZone Education Centre

The purpose-built education centre, is designed to showcase the career opportunities available at the airport, to help prepare young people for the world of work, and to build their confidence in key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills. The AeroZone is a free resource for schools and colleges, with all speakers giving up their time voluntarily to tell the story of the airport’s rich history, and to show visitors the exciting range of careers available in aviation

For more information, please direct your teacher to the Aerozone page of our website which includes a booking form

If you are interested in more information on what it's like to work at East Midlands Airport and about roles we have at the airport, please visit