A Travel and Tourism student has become the first to get a job with the UKs largest airline straight from college.
A usually chatty Cieran Smith said he was lost for words as he discovered he was one of only three from over 70 hopefuls applying for a role as cabin crew with British Airways who had been successful.
The 19-year-old is now preparing to move nearer to Heathrow’s Terminal 5 where he will live in a crew house and undertake an intensive five-week training course before taking to the skies working on both long and short haul flights.
Cieran, who studies at the Salisbury campus, said: “I am still in shock and can’t quite believe that I have been successful.
“I am so excited and can’t wait to get started!”
After applying for the role, the Level 3 student was invited to attend an assessment day where he took part in role-play exercises, safety equipment procedures and a group task planning a new route.
Travel and Tourism lecturer Rebecca Crummack said: “Only seven applicants were invited through to the second stage of the assessment day from the original 70 and then only three of those were offered a job.
“One of those was someone who had worked as cabin crew years previously so it really is a testament to Cieran and we are very proud of him.
“He is the first student to have been offered a job with BA straight from college and he will gain a lot of experience from it - it is a wonderful opportunity for him!”