Company: Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport, Air Traffic Controllers – Wednesday 20th November @ 9:00am

Gatwick Airport, Air Traffic Controllers – Wednesday 20th November @ 9:00am

Join Gatwick Airport air traffic control staff member Matt Taylor as he talks about his role at the airport. This broadcast is suitable for Year 7 upwards

Gatwick became an aerodrome in the 1930s, but the airport we know today opened in 1958 with just 186,000 passengers passing through the airport in our first year of operation.

Today, it’s a different story. We’re open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we now help take more than 43 million passengers to 228 destinations in 74 countries around the world every year.

Who we are

London Gatwick operates one of the world’s most efficient single runways and is the second largest airport in the UK. Uniquely, we’re home to a mix of airline operators from scheduled to low-cost and charter airlines.  Fifty-three airlines currently operate (as at December 2016) regularly from the airport including easyJet, British Airways, Norwegian, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Thomson Tui, Turkish Airlines and WestJet.

We are the biggest base for easyJet, one of Europe’s most successful airlines, and we’re also home to key charter operations such as Thomson Tui. We’re also the airport with most connections to and from other UK regions, with significant numbers of passengers travelling on easyJet and Aurigny.

In addition to the major long haul leisure operations of British Airways and Virgin, we are now seeing the growth of long haul services to the Far East, with Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific and China Airlines. These complement the existing long haul services provided by airlines such as Emirates, WestJet, and Norwegian.

Gatwick Airport is owned the Vinci Group, who operate a number of other airports and transport infrastructures worldwide.

For careers information at Gatwick Airport please visit http://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/careers/

Broadcast length 20 minutes

Meet The Incident Operations Manager at Gatwick Airport

Q&A with the Incident Operations Manager at Gatwick Airport

On this broadcast we met the Incident Operations Manager at Gatwick Airport for a Q&A on the Learn Live channel.

Luke Mosley, Incident Operations Manager

The Incident Operations Manager (IOM) is the duty Bronze Commander for the worlds busiest single runway airport. Leading operational preparedness across the campus and ensuring the correct and measured response to any incident occurring. Working with all stakeholders and Gatwick Airport departments to deliver the best possible passenger experience.

Luke Mosley has 18 years working in aviation, starting with easyJet in the Airport Operations team. In 2003, he moved to Bristol Airport holding various roles in Customer Services, Terminal Operations and Ground Transportation. In 2011 he then moved to Southampton Airport as Airport Duty Manager with day-to-day responsibility for the entire airport operation. Luke joined Gatwick Airport in 2015, initially working as Airside Operations Manager for 2 years, and now in his current role of Incident Operations Manager.

Broadcast length 25 minutes

Gatwick Airport Biodiversity

Gatwick Airport Biodiversity

A live broadcast with the Biodiversity team at Gatwick Airport talking about their experiences. This broadcast featured Rachel Bicker, a Biodiversity Consultant and Tom Simpson, a wildlife officer for the Sussex Wildlife trust and Gatwick Greenspace.

This recording is suitable for Year 7 upwards

Broadcast length 25 minutes

 

For more information on Rachel Bicker, Biodiversity Consultant;

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/290625/a-day-in-the-life-rachel-bicker-biodiversity-consultant

 

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick became an aerodrome in the 1930s, but the airport we know today opened in 1958 with just 186,000 passengers passing through the airport in our first year of operation.

Today, it’s a different story. We’re open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we now help take more than 43 million passengers to 228 destinations in 74 countries around the world every year.

Who we are

London Gatwick operates the world’s most efficient single runway and is the second largest airport in the UK. Uniquely, we’re home to a mix of airline operators from scheduled to low-cost and charter airlines.  Fifty-three airlines currently operate (as at December 2016) regularly from the airport including easyJet, British Airways, Norwegian, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Turkish Airlines and WestJet.

We are the biggest base for easyJet, one of Europe’s most successful airlines, and we’re also home to key charter operations such as Thomson and Thomas Cook. We’re also the airport with most connections to and from other UK regions, with significant numbers of passengers travelling on Flybe, easyJet and Aurigny.

In addition to the major long haul leisure operations of British Airways and Virgin, we are now seeing the emergence of long haul services to the Far East, with the arrival of Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Tianjin Airways. These complement the existing long haul services provided by airlines such as Emirates, WestJet, and Norwegian.

Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) is the largest shareholder.

For careers information at Gatwick Airport please visit http://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/careers/

Gatwick Airport – Vikki Martin, Dog Handler Assistant Officer at Border Force

Tune into our May broadcast and meet Vikki – a Border Force Officer and her search dog Bindy, who both work at Gatwick Airport, keeping the UK safe from drugs, firearms and other smuggled illegal substances

Vikki said about her role:- “From the moment I started on the Dog Unit, I knew Bindy was my favourite dog. So when I became a Handler and was asked to handle Bindy I was over the moon. Bindy and I have been working together now for 2 years and over this period we have travelled to many places across the South Region searching Ships, Lorries, Containers, Aircraft, Cars and Airports.

Bindy is now at the grand old age of 8 and is due to retire in April. She will be spending her retirement at home with myself and my home dog Wabi. I now have a new dog Sid who is replacing Bindy so my work is very full on bringing him to speed with the busy environment of the airport.”

Gatwick Airport – Jenna MacGregor, Senior Operational Meteorologist, Met Office

Jenna is a Meteorologist, working for the Met Office at Gatwick Airport. Jenna’s interest in the weather and Environmental Science led her to study a degree in Meteorology and Oceanography. She joined the Met Office over 5 years ago and since then has forecasted weather across the world and has worked with a variety of industries including Media but her favourite is Aviation as she enjoys working with people and taking on new challenges every day.

Gatwick Airport – Stable Operations

The Stable Operations team at Gatwick Airport are responsible for the oversight of the entire airport operation. They are there to protect the operation and our passengers experience in a busy environment by preventing, preparing or recovering as quickly as possible after an incident.

Gatwick Airport – Energy Challenge Competition

Future Technology at Gatwick – Can your pupils contribute?

Gatwick is a fast growing airport committed to continuing capital investment which will help the airport grow into London’s airport of choice. Last year there were over 45.6 million passengers travelling through the airport.

A key part of this development is promoting energy saving techniques and ideas. Our Decade of Change sets out the targets that our teams must work towards and so far we have made many important changes.

These changes range from simple ideas such as installing solar panels on free roof space, to others including reducing our carbon emissions by 50%. 25% of our energy needs to come from renewable sources by 2020.

The Competition

The basis of the competition is really straightforward – develop a simple but effective energy saving idea and present it in a graphical manner. The idea could be anything from using a new low energy technology to how we could carry out a process in a more energy efficient way.

Schools – Each school team will comprise of a maximum of 10 pupils. The competition will be run in conjunction with CREST, and can be entered for a Bronze award. The competition is aimed at Years 7- 9.

The first 20 teams that enter will have their registration fee for the CREST Award paid for by Gatwick Airport. There can be a maximum of one team from each school to enter.

The entry will consist of a poster illustrated with the improvement opportunity and be supported with facts and numbers as appropriate.

 

The Prize

Entries will be judged by a panel of technical and operational experts from the airport.

The winners will be invited for a behind the scenes tour of Gatwick Airport in July 2018 to see the advanced technology already being used on the campus.

All entries will be displayed at the South East’s Big Bang Fair on the 27th and 28th June 2018, where Gatwick has an interactive zone and is the Headline Sponsor.

 

How to Enter:

Stage 1: Register your interest before the 23rd March by email to energychallenge@gatwickairport.com stating your name, school and contact details.

Stage 2 will be a Learn Live Broadcast where you will be allowed to submit questions for our technical experts to answer.

Stage 3 develop and submit your idea! Please send entries by email (PDF format preferred). It must be possible to be clearly printed at A3 size.

The final entry date will be 01/06/2018. The winning entries will be notified in June 2018 and invited to attend a tour of the airport in July 2018.

Gatwick Airport – Kate McWilliams, Airline Captain @ easyJet

Kate McWilliams is an airline Captain. One of only 450 female airline captains in the world. Her interest in flying started at an early age, gaining her first hands on experience aged 13. Six years later, on her 19th Birthday, Kate left her hometown of Carlisle to attend pilot training school and gain her commercial pilots licence. Aged just 21 Kate started working for easyJet as a First Officer gaining valuable flying hours and airline experience.

In early 2016 aged just 26, Kate became the world’s youngest female commercial Captain. Her achievements received worldwide media coverage and Kate was awarded the Carlisle Living Inspiration Award 2016. Since then Kate has linked up with many schools and youth organisations to inspire other youngsters to achieve their own childhood dreams.

Apprenticeships Live – Gatwick Airport

We run a four year engineering apprenticeship programme which offers you the chance to earn while you train and get a nationally recognised qualification at the end of the course. If you’re the type of person who can: Attend college regularly, work hard and ensure you assessments are completed to the highest standards. Work as part of a team. Take personal responsibility for working safely and follow the company’s health and safety policies at all time. Be flexible and helpful. Maintain high professional standards at all time. Here’s our criteria for applying to be an apprentice. You’ll need to: Have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above in English, maths, science and a technical subject. Be interested in mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering. Have full colour vision. Be aged between 16 and 57. Embrace the desire to learn in a challenging, fast moving airport environment. Show good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

https://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/careers/graduates-apprenticeships/

Meet Chris Woodroofe LIVE from Gatwick Airport

An opportunity to meet Chris Woodroofe, Chief Operating Officer live and find out what life is like at one of the world’s busiest airports.

Chris was appointed COO in November 2016, following a successful career spanning multiple roles at Gatwick. He joined the airport in 2006 to oversee baggage operations in the North Terminal and held a number of other senior engineering roles before becoming Head of Engineering in 2010. In 2012, Chris became Head of Security, leading a programme of work to create Gatwick’s world-leading security operation. In 2015, his role was expanded to include operational accountability for stable operations, terminals and ensuring that the airport’s transformational airline moves programme was successfully delivered. Chris is a chartered chemical engineer who left Imperial College, London, with a first class masters degree to join Nestlé’s UK graduate scheme. He also holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Warwick.