Our Travel & Tourism courses strive to offer a great combination of taught lessons and practical training, either in our full-scale replica aircraft – Grantham Air – including baggage handling, check-in and security area, or through our industry-linked external visits.
In 2015, some of our Travel & Tourism students were able to visit Rimini in Italy, where they gained valuable experience working in a range of tour operators and travel agencies.
Visits were also made to the Thomson Fly Training Centre and Aerozone at East Midlands Airport, De Vere Belton Woods, Madame Tussauds London and Manchester tourist attractions. “At Thomson Fly the students have the exciting opportunity to use the same training facilities that all the Thomson crew use when they join the company and do their annual training.
We have a full, action-packed day that is run by a fully qualified trainer who takes everyone through the full interview process and safety training, including the slide descent and the smoke filled cabin among other things.”
Grantham College also has an excellent network of professional contacts, including travel agents, hotels and airlines. Working closely with these means you can gain an even greater understanding of what it is like to work in this busy and exciting industry.