From Security Officer to Ground Handling & Aviation Fuel Manager ✈️ Luke Cox tells us about his #lifeatheathrow experience over the last decade
Congratulations to our Head of IT Business Change, Komal Tekchandani, for winning the 2019 Revolut Everywoman Ltd Woman of the Year Award! . . Komal has worked to deliver change in an engaging and inclusive way has attracted global recognition, including from the Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, who named Komal as one of his “top global change makers”. Komal has led a Digital Workplace transformation at Heathrow, which has encouraged innovation and built capability across the organisation, from front line colleagues to the CEO. Her aim from the start has been to empower and inspire others, to spark innovation and transform ways of working The travel industry celebrated outstanding talent from the UK and beyond with the announcement of the 2019 Revolut everywoman in Travel Awards winners. The awards celebrate inspirational women whose attitude, work ethic and commitment to supporting other women are making a positive impact on this rapidly evolving industry.
And the winner is...... The Heathrow People team have won the 2019 Firm Award for Best Emerging Talent Recruitment Strategy! Find out more about Heathrow's emerging talent programme: Congratulations to thehttps://careers.heathrow.com/early-careers/
“I think Heathrow expansion is going to be an amazing opportunity for so many young people" - Karis Francis, Heathrow Academy. Earlier this year, we launched a plan to deliver against our commitments to our local communities, including the creation of 10,000 apprenticeships by 2030, made possible through Heathrow's expansion: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMCBf
Heathrow’s community investment programme aims to support the economic prosperity of the communities surrounding the airport, and promote education, employment and skills. Our key objectives are to: • Support skills development to reduce local unemployment • Raise awareness of high quality careers at Heathrow to young people, their parents and wider jobseekers • Positively engage with local schools, colleges and universities • Help business grow This infographic contains key facts and figures for Heathrow’s community investment programme in 2018.
At Heathrow, we’re always looking for new ways to support our colleagues to reach their potential. That’s why in November 2018 our first Career Returners joined us for a six month programme in Engineering, IT, HR and Construction. They’ve already embedded themselves into our senior leadership teams and have started making a difference on key projects, such as upgrading our baggage systems and helping design an expanded Heathrow. Our programme allowed us to connect with great talent that may otherwise have been overlooked. We’re delighted with the results. As an inclusive employer, this programme helps us to meet our ambitions of bringing diverse talent into our business.
NATS to trial new digital tower and artificial intelligence at Heathrow to help cut delays in bad weather: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQo98 #airports #digitization #artificialintelligence #aviation
Mark your calendars as the Heathrow Jobs and Career Fair returns on Thursday 28 February, with more than 80 companies attending! Find out about the amazing opportunities on offer specifically for you using the online opportunities tool: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQb90
Heathrow launches new app for visually impaired passengers Visually impaired passengers at Heathrow will now have access to on-demand, personalised assistance via the Aira app. Access to this app and its established network allows passengers to enhance their independence throughout the journey at Heathrow and forms part of the airport’s multi-million pound investments to improve the journeys of all passengers regardless of their requirements. The app, available free of charge, will connect passengers directly to a trained professional agent for advice on navigating through Heathrow and assist with finding specific locations – including gates, special assistance facilities, retail outlets and restaurants. It will also provide live information on news affecting their journeys. The app can be accessed by pre-loading it on mobile phones and an agent will be available to provide guided assistance on demand upon arrival at Heathrow. Alternatively, passengers can also pre-book special assistance through their airline and seek information on the app at the same time.
Heathrow smashes world record for a disability cause. Heathrow hosted a Guinness World Records® official attempt in support of Aerobility’s mission to help people with disabilities participate in aviation. The airport’s ‘Wheels4Wings’ event saw a team of 100 people in wheelchairs pull a 127.6 tonne 787-9 Boeing Dreamliner over 100 metres, beating the previous record of 67 tonnes held by a Belgian team. Participants in today’s fundraising event included security officers, volunteers and operational staff from across Heathrow. All have benefitted from the airport’s newly established Dignity and Care training programme, focused on improving the journeys of passengers with hidden and visible disabilities. The event today also celebrates Heathrow’s new mandatory process for airlines, which will see passengers arriving at the airport automatically reunited with their personal wheelchairs at the entrance to the aircraft, when they descend.