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Princes Trust Group May 2013

New Airport arrivals courtesy of “Get into Airports” programme

Published: 28 May 2013

The Prince’s Trust's ‘Get into Airports’ programme at London Luton, now in its 3rd year, has seen 16 local unemployed young people start work placements at the Airport.

The young people took part in a two week training course run by The Prince’s Trust before embarking on work experience in the Airport. 

The local youngsters have joined organisations at the Airport including; retail and catering leaders SSP, TRG and Benugo, car park operator APCOA, specialist firms Ryebridge Construction and OCS, as well as household brands such as Dixons Travel, Enterprise Rent a Car, Hotel Chocolat, Menzies and Pandora.

This is the third ‘Get into Airports’ programme that The Prince’s Trust has delivered with London Luton Airport. The programme gives unemployed young people aged 18-25 hands-on experience in the aviation industry, as well as developing their confidence and motivation.  Previous programmes have seen 70% of young people secure jobs at London Luton after completing the programme.

Three in four of the young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.  Following the course young people will receive up to six months’ support from The Prince’s Trust to help them further their careers.

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Notes to Editors:

About The Prince’s Trust 

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped more than 700,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each day.

Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk / 0800 842 842 / facebook.com/princestrust / Twitter: @PrincesTrust

About London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.6 million passengers in 2012. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.  

easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, EL AL, Blue Air, and Flybe operate from the airport, departing to over 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.

London Luton Airport Operations Limited, through its parent company TBI Limited, is owned jointly by the leading international infrastructure provider abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (with a 90 per cent shareholding) and the international business arm of Aena, the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (with a 10 per cent shareholding).    

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