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 we can meet our 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. 

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Our community work forms part of our sustainability policyBuilding 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

Our Decade of Change


Find out how we support the regional economy

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Zero Waste

We send zero untreated waste to landfill

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Find out how we support our local community

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Find out how we're planning to reach net zero

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Find out how we reduce our noise footprint

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Let's look forward, together

Our sustainability policy - the Decade of Change takes us to 2030
Second Decade of Change to 2030

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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're working hard towards being the UK's most sustainable airport. We've set ourselves ambitious goals, which include reaching net zero before 2040.

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