Building local careers

We invested £170,000 in education programmes in 2019 alone

We're working hard to nurture the next generation of aviators

We work with a range of organisations to make sure the airport can meet its employment and skills needs today and into the future.

We inform, inspire and invest in young people, opening up the world of opportunity that the airport offers to everyone and helping them to develop the right skills for the right job. 

Our programmes focus on science, technology, engineering and maths

Our community work forms part of our sustainability policy

Building future skills forms part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.

Read more about our Second Decade of Change to 2030

Our education work includes

Our Learn Live broadcasts

Learn Live is an exciting programme bringing the airport live to classrooms across the UK. Over 100,000 students and teachers have tuned in so far.

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Our work with local schools

In 2019, we hosted 24 school groups at the airport. We support initiatives that promote careers in STEM - science, technology, engineering and maths.

Read more on our STEM programmes

Our apprentice programme

We've been offering apprenticeships for over 40 years. In 2020, our Engineering Apprenticeship was voted number two in the UK.

Read more on our apprentices

Gatwick Airport at the Big Bang Fair 2018

One of the airport’s flagship events in our education programme highlighting the importance and relevance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in the world of work.
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We're looking forward to inspiring the next generation Find out how

Have your say on our future plans

Economy

£1.5 billion for the local area and region

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Community

200 grants for local projects

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Environment

Net zero direct emissions by 2040

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Exhibition

Explore our virtual exhibition

Launch exhibition

Consultation

Take part in our consultation

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Let's look forward, together

We can do this by making better use of our existing runways. But we can't do this without you.
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Our support for local causes

We have a strong programme of community investment. We support a range of initiatives and events across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

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Our support for local business

Our Economic Value report says a strong Gatwick could generate £8.4bn for the South East by 2028. That's the same as 50,000 jobs or 70,000 nurses.

Read more on our support for business

Our decade of change

We continue to work towards being the UK’s most sustainable airport. There’s still more to do. Our Decade of Change policy takes us to 2030.

Read more on our Decade of Change