Travel students from City of Wolverhampton College are getting off to a flying start in their careers after taking part in a special training day with British Airways.

The 12 students, who are all working towards their Introduction to Cabin Crew qualification, attended a one day cabin crew training day at the airline’s training centre at London Heathrow Airport.

As part of the day the students had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities including using the escape slide, extinguishing a fire, crawling through a smoke filled cabin and taking part in a mock emergency evacuation on a flight simulator.

Tasmin Prasad, aged 19, said: “I thought the BA day turned out to be a great day! It’s given me the chance to see what the cabin crew industry is really all about, and also made it clearer to me as an individual as to what I would eventually like to do in the future.”

Lecturer Amanda Hancox said: “Many of the students want to become cabin crew now or in the near future. This day was a great chance for students to gain an insight into what it would be like to work for a major airline, as well as learn new skills that will stand them in good stead when they embark on their careers.”

To find out more about travel courses at the college ring 01902 836000 or visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/subject/travel-tourism/

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