IT’S exciting news for St Helens College’s aviation department, who have announced their partnership with the world’s largest airline ground handling company, Swissport, and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The partnership comes in light of the company’s new Swissport Academy, which the College will be helping to develop. It aims to provide budding new recruits with a stepping stone into the industry.

Currently the Academy has a number of links to Further Education Colleges across the UK, however for Liverpool John Lennon Airport, St Helens College is the first.

From exclusive visits to both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Belfast International Airport, they will get to see first-hand the range of employment opportunities available to them, on successful completion of the course.

Aviation and Tourism Tutor, Daniel Murphy, said, “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Swissport and the opportunities that this will bring for the aviation and travel students.

“The specialist insight into the industry will ensure that the students have the most up-to-date sector knowledge possible, to be able to achieve their career goals.”