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Job Opportunities and Apprenticeships

Heathrow is already one of the UK’s largest single-site employers. With expansion, we will deliver up to 180,000 new skilled jobs, in every region and nation in the UK.

Local opportunity

A new runway at Heathrow is a major opportunity to secure a legacy of skilled and secure jobs for our local community. Expansion will create long-term career opportunities for local residents, both while we build and once we have built. In addition, expansion will mean new jobs at local businesses, as they work with Heathrow to build Britain’s new runway, and benefit from the local economic boost.

Expansion will help deliver 10,000 apprenticeships at Heathrow and in our supply chain to 2030, helping young people in the local community into secure, quality jobs, and creating a highly skilled future generation.

Expansion Apprenticeships

Expansion means 10,000 apprenticeships

Supply chain opportunity

We are committed to helping small and medium sized British businesses to grow. Every year, we host our Heathrow Business Summits in locations across the UK, connecting local SMEs with our procurement team and suppliers, and providing them with the tools they need to grow on a national and international scale.

Future opportunity

Expanding Heathrow is a unique opportunity to revolutionise the construction industry and establish Britain as a world leader in the field.

To secure the skills we will need, we have brought together a Skills Taskforce of representatives from schools, colleges, universities, unions, local authorities and the voluntary and private sectors. Under the leadership of Lord Blunkett, the Taskforce will present recommendations to Heathrow in 2018, which will help inform skilled careers for generations to come.

Expansion will deliver up to £211bn worth of growth across the nation. This will provide a major boost to Britain’s economy, and to businesses large and small, creating thousands of new job opportunities across sectors, for the long term.

Creating a legacy of skills

Expanding Heathrow is an opportunity for Britain’s construction workforce to develop new skills, that can also benefit the delivery of other future British infrastructure projects. We have brought together a Skills Taskforce of schools, colleges, universities, unions, local authorities and the voluntary and private sectors, to develop our skills strategy.

Our skills strategy will build upon Heathrow’s existing economic development programmes, which have achieved sustained employment for many local residents through Heathrow’s Employment and Skills Academy.

Under the leadership of Lord Blunkett, our new Taskforce will help shape a plan for the delivery of 10,000 apprenticeships by 2030, leading to quality careers for the long term.

Up to 180,000 jobs created across the UK: Airports Commission: Final Report (Airports Commission, 2015), available online, here.
Expansion will double the number of apprenticeships across the airport, taking the total to 10,000 in the period to 2030, available online, here.